Tequila en El Torreón
The National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation is hosting a Tequila Tasting Event on June 29th, 2023 at 6:00 pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Torreón. This includes tastings of five different tequilas, led by Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits Director of Mixology Michael Trujillo and a five-course food pairing by Chef Marcus Montoya. The funds raised from this event will be used to support the presentation of the Aliento a Tequila y el Arte de Agave (or The Spirit of Tequila and the Art of Agave) exhibition at the NHCC Art Museum.
The Aliento a Tequila y el Arte de Agave (or The Spirit of Tequila and the Art of Agave) exhibition explores and celebrates the landscape, culture, and traditions that gave birth to tequila, Mexico’s national drink. In this series, photographer Joel Salcido includes the original distilleries that founded the industry, as well as several artisanal tequileras committed to the ancestral ways of making tequila from harvest to bottle. Objects and paintings related to the theme of agave will be on display from the National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum Permanent Collection as well as loans from various institutions and artist Hailey Marmolejo.