Uniquely designed, this very special evening is sure to be Chicago's most talked about event of the year for agave aficionados, collectors and budding enthusiasts. During the Tasting Reception, you'll sip dozens of world-class agave spirits while sampling hors d'oeuvres created only for this occasion by the Chef.
Meet the forces behind these great spirits, the Master Distillers, whose heritage, heart and soul exist in every exquisite drop. These are the celebrities among the cognoscenti, and they rarely make appearances-excepting at the Spirits of Mexico.
During the seated dinner, we'll be pouring some of the rarest expressions of these spirits-some which can only be found in family vaults-appearing exclusively for your bidding pleasure during the celebrity-hosted live auction. Live auction proceeds benefit the Sky Ranch Foundation.
Emmy-Award Winning MARK DECARLO is the comedic host on ABC’s WINDY CITY LIVE, which premiered in May 2011 in Oprah Winfrey’s historic time slot. He has been the host of the Travel Channel’s 'TASTE OF AMERICA WITH MARK DECARLO' and is the author of A Fork on the Road. Mr. DeCarlo is the Master of Ceremonies at the Spirits of Mexico Awards Dinner & Live Auction.
6.00pm Tasting Reception & Passed Delicacies
7.45pm Main Course
8.30pm Live Auction
10.00pm Event Ends
When & Where
Spirits of Mexico
The Spirits of Mexico is the premier agave spirits tasting event in the United States. The festival showcases a variety of expressions of tequila, sotol, mezcal, bacanora and other agave-based spirits. Through seminars hosted by recognized industry professionals, guests learn about the history and culture of each spirit, their impact on society, current trends and appropriate tasting techniques. It is our belief that through education on all aspects of these distilled spirits, imbibers will consume responsibly and hold in the highest regard, the generations of master distillers and blenders whose art form is experienced in each delicious drop.
Please note that attendance at The Spirits of Mexico is limited to those 21 years of age or older. Proof of age and photo i.d. is required.
The Spirits of Mexico San Diego
The Spirits of Mexico festival in San Diego is the oldest, largest and most comprehensive festival for agave and other Mexican spirits enthusiasts in the United States. This very special event sees 1,000 dedicated fans in attendance.