Sharon Reid


A year has passed since my first introduction to mezcal, I don’t profess to be an expert by any stretch and my education continues hence my pending visit to the Tequila & Mescal Fest scheduled to take place on the 19th and 20th September, at Old Spitalfields Market. Now in its second year, this festival dedicated to the teachings (and tastings) of tequila and mescal promises to match last years’ success. Tequila & Mezcal Fest has already expanded, last month the festival made its Northern debut; Scousers got to enjoy all things Mexican at Liverpool’s Maritime Museum.

2015 is the year of Mexico in the UK and the UK in Mexico; the Tequila & Mezcal Fest is an ideal environment for enthusiasts to sip their way through the extensive varieties of Mexico’s national beverages.  Founder & Director of Tequila & Mezcal Fest, Eduardo Gomez Resediz, is pleased about the mutual cultural exchange:

“This year is a special year for Tequila & Mezcal Fest as it is The Year of Mexico and UK, and to celebrate our countries partnering – we will be extending the love throughout the country (London and Liverpool) and allowing the chance for tequila and mescal fans around to celebrate alongside us.

(L) Eduardo Gomez Resediz -Tequila & Mezcal Fest

(L) Eduardo Gomez Resediz -Tequila & Mezcal Fest

What to Expect

Expect a fun –filled educational day – experts will be on hand to provide useful information, including special guest speaker Tomas Estes, Tequila Ambassador for Europe who will lead blind tastings as he explains the differences between Blanco, Reposado and Anejo categories.

Various cocktail master classes are scheduled where visitors will be taught the art of Mexican cocktail making by some of the UK’s finest bartenders.

Appetites will be sated with the best of authentic Mexican street food from: Café Pacifico, Condesa Latin Tapas, Barrio Bars, Tamal UK and Vera & Co. Cocktails will also be provided by Barrio Bars.image

Mexican culture is celebrated further via entertainment courtesy of live bands, Folklore dancers, art work and an exhibition showcasing stunning Mexican photography.image

Leave your sombrero along with any preconceived ideas about tequila at home and head down to Old Spitalfields Market for Tequila & Mezcal Fest.

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