The Spirits of Mexico Main Tasting Event, San Diego

 Celebrating our 10th Anniversary 2013


Old Town San Diego State Historic Park 
 Information Center Plaza
Saturday Evening
Saturday, September 21, 2013
4.30pm registration for VIP!
General admission 7pm - 9pm 

After Party - 9pm - Fiesta de Reyes - Sponsored by Olmeca Atlos

Eventbrite - The Spirits of Mexico Festival: San Diego

The Main Event took place at the Information Center Plaza, located within the Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, the Birthplace of California

The Spirits of Mexico is the first Festival in the history of California to receive an official designation as “Spirits of Mexico Day” by the State, courtesy of Assemblymember Toni Atkins. The City of San Diego and the County of San Diego, courtesy of County Supervisor Ron Roberts, have designated similar proclamations annually; the County enhanced the designation as “Spirits of Mexico Festival Week” in 2012. Commendations have been received from the Old Town San Diego Chamber of Commerce and the Mexican Consulate San Diego. 

 

!COME CELEBRATE THE DISTILLERS ART! BECOME AN AFICIONADO!

 

Guests tasted hundreds of styles of world class agave-based and other spirits produced in Mexico-Tequila, Mezcal, Sotol, Bacanora, Raicilla, Liqueurs, Rums and more!

 

They sampled specially created & ample culinary delights, catered by Fiesta de Reyes.

  Guests had the opportunity to meet Celebrated Master Distillers/Blenders, Authors, Aficionados, Historians, Columnists, Television & Radio Personalities and Aficionados, agave enthusiasts all.

SILENT AUCTION BENEFITING THE SKY RANCH FOUNDATION
 
Meet Ralph Aguera, President of Sky Ranch Foundation
Proceeds from our Silent Auction, featuring fine spirits & other products, benefited the Sky Ranch Foundation, celebrating 53 years of helping troubled youth.
 
Featuring the musical stylings of Mario Olivares
 
VIP HOUR BEGAN AT 6pm
VIPs RECEIVE:
  • Meet the Masters ReceptionRegistration opened at 4:30pm.

VIP ticket holders collected credentials and then proceeded to ‘Meet the Masters’. Master Distillers and Special Guests were available for photos and autographs.

  
Featured left to right are Guillermo Erickson Sauza, Tequila Fortaleza, Germán González Gorrochotegui, T1 Tequila Uno; Doug French, Scorpion Mezcal; Don Jose Pilar Contreras, Tequila Don Pilar 
  • Entrance to Seminars @ no fee
  • Gift Bag (1st 100 VIPs only)
  • After Party sponsored by Olmeca Altos Tequila 
VIP Admission $75 in advance; $85 cash at the door


DESIGNATED DRIVERS General Admission begins at 7pm

A special entry fee of $25 was established if you are a Designated Driver.
Silent Auction Benefiting the Sky Ranch Foundation ends at 8:00 PM
Event ends at 9:00 PM  
Eventbrite - The Spirits of Mexico Festival: San Diego
SPIRITS OF MEXICO AFTER PARTY 
Sponsored by Olmeca Altos Tequila
 

For inspiration and information about San Diego see the San Diego travel guide on World Travel Guide.

 PARTICIPATING BRANDS 2013
 
           Milagro Tequila                             El Jimador Tequila                         Herradura Tequila
            
        DeadHead Rum                                    Crotalo Tequila                         Tequila Centinela
 
     TeQava Tequila                    Olmeca Altos Tequila             Apocalypto Tequila
  
 
    Tequila Don Modesto               T1 Tequila Uno                     Muerto Tequila     
 
      ArteNOM Tequila                                Mina Real Mezcal                          Dos Luna Tequila      
 
     
     Dos Armadillos Tequila                   Don Weber Tequila                         Revolucion Tequila
 

         Exellia Tequila                                    Suerte Tequila                                Fortaleza Tequila
 

          Azunia Tequila                                 Regional Tequila                    Gran Orendain Tequila
 

  Puerto Vallarta Tequila                       Don Roberto Tequila                           Pantera Tequila
 
   Malinalli Tequila                                       Tarantula Tequila          National Chamber of the Tequila     
 
 
      Tequila Cava Oro        Roger Clyne's Mexican Moonshine Tequila      Don felix Tequila
 
 
      Don Nacho Tequila                       Campo Azul Tequila                          Tres Agaves Tequila
 
Calavera Tequila                                   Montalvo Tequila                                         Donkey Piss Tequila
 
         Gran Marquis                              Semental Tequila
 
NON SPIRITS BRANDS
      
 
          
 
 
 
Taxi Service
Yellow Cab of San Diego
619-234-6161
1-800- TAXI-CAB
Must be 21 or older to attend: Photo I.D. Required
Please consume responsibly. Carpool with a designated driver or hire a taxi at 1-800-TAXI

Drive safe and use UBER to get back and forth from the festival. First-time users get a $20 credit, just download the app on your smartphone and use the code "SpiritsofMexico" Select your pick up location and tap request now.