Taste Tequila! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Agave Spirits
Seats available: 8
$90.00
Saturday 05-05-2018
3PM - 5PM

AT MERCHANDISE MART

Instructor: Christophe Bakunas
Mezcal, a Mexican spirit made from agave, is the most illuminating experience of terroir, culture and 500 years of history all captured in a bottle. This indigenous spirit of Mexico is just now being explored in the US. Come explore the beauty and complexity of mezcal, unlock its secrets and see firsthand what mezcal and its traditions hold.
Christophe's passion for this spirit will be evident as he walks you through the artisanal production of this spirit, decodes the multiple varieties of mezcal and takes you on a journey to understand the rich and colorful history of this mysterious spirit.
You'll start the class with a mezcal-based welcome cocktail followed by a tasting of 6 unique mezcals and tequilas from different regions in Mexico. "Para todo mal...Mezcal...Para todo bien...tambien!" For all things bad, Mezcal, for all things good, also Mezcal!
Christophe Bakunas has worked two and half decades in all facets of the wine and spirits world from owning/running a wine bar, producing wines and spirits in three wineries/distilleries on the West Coast to distributing alcohol nationwide as well as in Chicago. Christophe's passion for flavor and sharing knowledge is as strong today as it was 20 years ago. "The greatest gift the wine industry can give is a human awakening to the pleasure of sharing and exploring."
Light snacks will be served during class.
You must be 21 or over to attend. Please present valid ID at the time of check-in.
Meet our sommeliers and check out our other wine classes here!
1-week cancellation policy.