Come join us for a week-long celebration of ukuleles and food in Mexico at La Semana de Uke-Culinary Fiesta!
Among many other things we will be taking a day trip to the World Heritage Site of….Tequila! Yes, it’s actually a small city, in the highlands northwest of Guadalajara, surrounded by fields of blue agave, where Tequila has been produced since the 16th century! (Turns out the Aztec people had been making a fermented beverage from the agave plant long before the Spanish arrived in the early 1500s.) By 1600 Tequila was being mass produced by the enterprising conquistadors, and soon afterward taxed by the governor. But it was non-other-than the King Carlos IV who granted the Cuervo family the first license to make tequila commercially. And we have Don Cenobio Sauza, founder of Sauza Tequila, to thank for the first imports of tequila to the United States.
We’ll be learning much more about tequila (how it is farmed and distilled…..and how it tastes!) on our field trip during La Semana de Uke-Culinary Fiesta, January 24 – 31, 2015, a week long celebration full of ukulele, culinary, and photography workshops on the shores of Lake Chapala in Mexico. Registration is now open and we have limited space still available in all categories: king, double, single, and triple. Please visit our website for more information.
In the meantime, here’s a little something that might get you in the mood: