It's Official. September 18, 2010 Proclaimed Spirits of Mexico Festival Day in San Diego
In honor of the Spirits of Mexico Festival's continued success in bringing lovers of tequila, mezcal & sotol together in San Diego over the past seven years, Mayor Jerry Sanders and the entire San Diego City Council have made it official -- Saturday, September 18, 2010 is Spirits of Mexico Festival Day in San Diego! This is an unprecedented occasion for a rather young festival.
"Elected officials up and down the state of California are taking note," said Chuck Ross, operator of Fiesta de Reyes in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. "The tireless efforts of Dori Bryant and the entire team at Polished Palate, to put on this world-class event, are outstanding. Aficionados, owners, authors, master distillers and, from 90 brands, 200 styles (twice the number of expressions to honor the 200th Anniversary of Mexican Independence) are involved in 2010. We are all committed to making this the largest, most comprehensive and most fun Tequila Festival in the world."
In August, the festival hosts its annual private Tasting Competition and Cocktail Competition semi-finals, where a panel of judges will select those entries headed for the Finals, which opens the Festival on September 15 at Café Coyote in Old Town. The winning cocktail entry will be served at all festival events. This date is significant as September 15 is the eve of the 200th Anniversary of Mexican Independence.
On Friday, September 17, the who’s who of the agave world will gather at Barra Barra Saloon and be the first to learn the results of this year’s tasting competition. On Saturday, September 18 from 1-4pm, the Old Town Chamber of Commerce hosts The Taste of Old Town Fiesta of Flavors and later that evening, starting at 6pm, it’s the festival’s Main Event at The Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant—all located in the State Historic Park.
Old Town San Diego is the recognized birthplace of not only San Diego but the entire state of California. The Spirits of Mexico Festival Day is forever immortalized - gold seal, nine signatures and all - in a beautiful full-color proclamation that reflects the festival's significance as the preeminent tequila and agave festival in the nation and recognition of San Diego's role in its success.
About the Polished Palate
Since 2005, the Polished Palate has been hosting cutting edge Tasting Events, educating the consumer on all aspects of each distilled spirit category. Through seminars hosted by recognized industry professionals, guests learn about the history & culture of each spirit, their impact on society, current trends & appropriate tasting techniques, while promoting responsible consumption—all in a festive format.
For more information and to purchase admissions, visit the Polished Palate website at www.polishedpalate.com