TEQUILA, Mexico — Deep below the public areas of the LaRojena distillery that produces the numerous expressions of Jose Cuervo tequila lies family history.
Often the ability to discern quality wines is a natural gift, as we saw in the case of food for Remy in the Disney cartoon, “Ratatouille.”
Ice Cream Tasting & Animal Charity Benefit, March 22, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., at Asylum, Washington, D.C.
Washington D.C. International Wine & Food Festival, Feb. 29 – March 2 at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Washington D.C.
Virginia Wine Showcase, February 9 – 10, Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly, VA
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Festa Vino, a festival with an Italian accent, wine tasting and market, Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Reston Town Center.
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OK, let’s get right down to it. At what point does lengthy aging in used barrels turn tequila into something that, while perhaps still an excellent product, no longer is tequila?