The Problem with Tequila
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

The Problem with Tequila

The history of mezcal has reached a critical turning point. Political decisions about its production and regulation stand to impact the future of the entire category. For better or worse, that regulation has a real impact on what producers do, and whose products make it to market.

There's no clearer example of potential regulatory pitfalls than the category of tequila. Join us as we talk about the bureaucratic blunders that have plagued the category of tequila and shaped it into one of the most frequently adulterated and modified spirits categories in the world. We'll taste through tequilas and mezcales, with an emphasis on cracking the tequila code.

Join Quiote and Todos Santos's beverage director and agave expert Jay Schroeder monthly agave spirits class and tasting.

The class will be held in Todos Santos, Quiote's subterranean mezcaleria, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will include four pours of different mezcales during the hour chosen specifically to highlight different aspects of the spirit and its production methods.

The intimate class will be limited to 25 people.

Beginners welcome!

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Mezcal Masterclass Series - Distillation
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Mezcal Masterclass Series - Distillation

Distillation is the cornerstone of all the spirits we know and love. The majority of mezcal's flavor comes from the agave and its fermentation, but the still is where the palenquero carefuly edits the flavors that will end up in the glass.

Producers all over Mexico have created home-spun equipment and unique techniques which squeeze out every bit of efficency from the distillation process. While the still setups may look extremely rustic, don't let their apperances fool you. They employ ingenous technology not seen anywhere else in the world, and often make european still technology look clunky and inefficent. Beyond just clay and copper, join us as we gain a greater understanding of distillation at large, and we look under the hood of what makes the distillation of mezcal truly unique.

Join Quiote and Todos Santos's beverage director and agave expert Jay Schroeder monthly agave spirits class and tasting.

The class will be held in Todos Santos, Quiote's subterranean mezcaleria, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will include four pours of different mezcales during the hour chosen specifically to highlight different aspects of the spirit and its production methods.

The intimate class will be limited to 25 people.

Beginners welcome!

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Mezcal Masterclass Series - Sotol 101
Mar
7
2:00 PM14:00

Mezcal Masterclass Series - Sotol 101

For lovers of agave spirits, sotol is a relatively new frontier. Never mind that it's been continuously made for hundreds of years. The spirit of northern Mexico sits at the intersection of people, place, and culture. Join us as we dig deep, exploring the rationality and terroir of spirits made from the desert spoon. Hot on his heels from a trip spanning the state of Chihuahua, Jay will be sharing the information, photos, and spirits gathered on his journey.

Join Quiote and Todos Santos's beverage director and agave expert Jay Schroeder monthly agave spirits class and tasting.

The class will be held in Todos Santos, Quiote's subterranean mezcaleria, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will include four pours of different sotol during the hour chosen specifically to highlight different aspects of the spirit and its production methods.

The intimate class will be limited to 20 people.

Beginners welcome!

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Mezcal Masterclass Series - Flying Solo
Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Mezcal Masterclass Series - Flying Solo

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Mezcal can be super overwhelming. Dozens of different names and varieties make keeping track of what to expect a real challenge. Our last class focused on agaves that can be placed into groups, and this session focuses on agave types that stand alone.

Some agave species have a lot less biological variation than others, and thus it's easier to know what to expect out of mezcales made from them. We'll be looking at Agave marmorata,convalliscupreata, and rodacantha, a.k.a. tepextate, jabali, papalote, and mexicano respectively.

Join Quiote and Todos Santos's beverage director and agave expert Jay Schroeder monthly mezcal class and tasting.

The class will be held in Todos Santos, Quiote's subterranean mezcaleria, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will include four pours of different mezcales during the hour chosen specifically to highlight different aspects of mezcal and its production methods.

The intimate class will be limited to 20 people. Tickets are $45

Beginners welcome!

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Mezcal Masterclass Series - Understanding Agave Types w/ Jay Schroeder
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Mezcal Masterclass Series - Understanding Agave Types w/ Jay Schroeder

$45 per person - Tickets Available Here

Mezcal can be super overwhelming. Technique, geography, and terroir all play a part, but the massive number of varietals of agaves used can be the hardest part to fully grasp. Throw in the massive number of region-specific naming quirks and things get even more murky. With some simple conventions and thinking about things in groups, you'll know your cuixe from bicuixe in no time.

Join Quiote and Todos Santos's beverage director and agave expert Jay Schroeder monthly mezcal class and tasting.

The class will be held in Todos Santos, Quiote's subterranean mezcaleria, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will include four pours of different mezcales during the hour chosen specifically to highlight different aspects of mezcal and its production methods.

The intimate class will be limited to 20 people.

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