Now that I’ve got the talk of violence out of the way, it’s time to move on to more important things like the Tequila Expo going on along Revolucion Avenue. It opened last week and runs through this Sunday. More info below the break.
15,000 TEQUILA LOVERS AND 350 BRANDS OF TEQUILA COME TO TIJUANA’S REVOLUTION AVENUE FOR MEXICO’S LARGEST PUBLIC EVENT CELEBRATING THIS TRADITIONAL SPIRIT
From Sunday, October 12th through Sunday, October 19th, the 8th Annual “Expo Tequila” will take place on Tijuana’s tourist-friendly Avenida Revolucion in a public celebration of Mexico’s national beverage. Visitors can enjoy over 350 types of tequila, live music, and tequila-tasting lessons with experts in the industry – while enjoying food and mariachi music.
Tijuana, Baja California, October 13, 2008 – Thousands of tequila lovers are converging this week on Tijuana’s historic Revolution Avenue to enjoy more than 350 tequilas from 45 of Mexico’s best tequila companies, during the 8th Annual Expo Tequila event. In a closed-off and pedestrian-safe area in the heart Tijuana’s tourist district, more than 15,000 visitors are expected to attend this one-week celebration of Mexico’s native spirit and national beverage – tequila. In fact, at least five companies will be launching their new creations at this major industry show, reflecting its importance as the largest tequila expo in Mexico.
“Tequila fans and new converts alike can come to the Expo and enjoy a broad selection of traditional tequilas, and new drinks,” comments Javier Lechuga Leal, Director of Expo Tequila. “Having the Expo Tequila here on Avenida Revolucion means not only 100% blue agave drinks, but a 100% Mexican experience for friends and families, too, right by Southern California.”
Well-known brands like Herradura and Cazadores, as well as new entries, like the Señor Frogs Tequila, will be part of the Expo this year. And, while tequila is the main attraction, other Mexican spirits like mezcal, Sotol, Bacanora and coffee liquors will be also available for those that want to explore these other exciting tastes. In addition, tequila experts will be giving taste lesson to learn how to distinguish tequilas by their color, smell, and flavor.
Each day, in addition to sampling hundreds of tequilas, participants can enjoy mariachi music, food from dozens of Baja California’s finest restaurants, giveaways and promotional items, karaoke contests, and a closing ceremony on October 19th that will include a raffle prize of a 3-day “Tequila Getaway” trip to Tequila, Jalisco. Throughout the week, visitors can also buy bottles of tequila at prices directly from the manufacturers – quite a savings!
Expo Tequila 2008 is a public event, open to all ages (although minors must be accompanied by an adult, and alcoholic beverage consumption is limited to those 18 and older under Mexican law). Admission is 60 pesos (around $6 dollars) and this includes unlimited tasting. Visitors to Expo Tequila coming from the United States may call about free transportation provided for the event sponsors via Five Star Tours [(619) 232-5040] with pick up locations in San Diego and Los Angeles.
Visitors can also park at San Ysidro and walk; take Mexicoach buses; or use taxi services just steps across the US-Mexico Border. The Tijuana Convention and Visitors Bureau and U.S. Border Authorities remind visitors to Tijuana to bring a copy of their birth certificate plus a driver’s license, or a passport, to ease northbound border inspections.
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For more information, contact the Tijuana Convention & Visitors Bureau toll free from the U.S. at 1-888-775-2417, or visit their website www.TijuanaOnline.org . Also, contact Expo Tequila at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.expo-tequila.com