Tequila experts and lovers gathered at Tre Trattoria Wednesday to judge the finals of Culinaria’s first tequila competition.
The top six finalists in each category — blanco/silver, reposado and añejo — were judged on aroma, initial taste, body, finish, smoothness and quality. The tequilas were judged blindly, so the panelists did not know which labels were being tasted.
Judges included chefs Jesse Perez and Johnny Hernanadez, sommelier Steven Krueger, TequilaMe’s Neal Williamson, and Bonnie Walker and John Griffin of SavorSA.
The overall winners will be announced at Culinaria’s Best of Mexico, which is being held in La Villita Assembly Building, 401 Villita St., at 7:30 p.m. May 13. Tequilas will also be available for sampling at the event, and a People’s Choice Award will be presented that evening, along with the rest of the awards.
Best of Mexico features chefs from Mexico and San Antonio preparing the best cuisine that Mexico has to offer. In addition to tequila, beer and wine will also be available.
Tickets for Best of Mexico are priced at $35 in advance or $50 at the door. To purchase tickets, click here.