Experience Tequila founder Clayton Szczech interviewed about tequila, tequila tours and National Tequila Day live on CNN en Espanol’s “Encuentro” with Claudia Palacios (in Spanish).
The second half of ET founder Clayton Szczech’s appearance on the “Cita con Nelly” program. The segment aired on Univision in Oregon and Washington July 16, 2011.
In part 2, Clayton, host Sandra Cervantes and Trébol’s bar manager Tony Pepe taste Siete Leguas añejo and Tony prepares two fantastic cocktails: a paloma made with El Relingo reposado and an original apricot margarita make with Chinaco añejo.
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ET founder Clayton Szczech discusses tequila and the families behind the brands on the “Cita con Nelly” program. The segment aired on Univision in Oregon and Washington July 16, 2011.
In part 1, Clayton, host Sandra Cervantes and Trébol’s bar manager Tony Pepe taste Fortaleza blanco and Aha Toro reposado.
Clayton was apparently a bit nervous, as he makes a couple of errors in explaining tequila. Did you catch them?
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“The luckiest tourists arrive with Clayton Szczech of Experience Tequila. He’s a Portland resident who loves the culture and history so much that he now guides tequila-curious tourists. The Lonely Planet-recommended guide is the first gringo to hold the TT certification of the country’s Tequila Regulatory Council, which means he is as adept at discerning flavors as he is at explaining how it all came to be. He took us to an obscure, one-man operation where the tequilero used a garden hose to fill our liter Coke bottle from his lone aging barrel. And he’s friendly with premium distillers such as Casa Noble, which don’t usually open their doors for tours.
“True tequila and a tequila culture thrive down here, you’ve just got to know where to look,” said Szczech.
Read the full article by Tracie Cone of the Associated Press.