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Tequila 101

Nineteen days until my Project G comes to life at the fine pub and eatery, Taco Guild. Because I love tequila, I want all of my friends at Taco Guild to experience the fruit of the agave with me. But first, allow me to share a bit of knowledge gained throughout my tequila connoisseur pursuits.

1. Tequila is made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Jalisco, Mexico including: Guanajuato, Michoacán, Nayarit, and Tamaulipas.

2. Blue agave plants grow particularly well in the blue volcanic soil surrounding this region.

3. Agave plants take 8-12 years to mature.

4. Tequila is classified in two categories –

  • 100% agave. These top-notch tequilas are made entirely from the fermented juice of agave. Meaning all alcohol is a direct result of the fermentation of the agave and only the agave, no supplements are added. The end result is better, smoother tasting tequila.
  • Mixto. As the name implies, these tequilas are a mixture of at least 51% fermented agave juice and fermented sugarcane. Mixto offers a less expensive approach to tequila making, but can compromise flavor and contribute to undesirable hangovers.

5. Tequila was originally used in religious ceremonies and for medicinal purposes. In fact, doctors prescribed tequila to ailing patients during Mexico’s 1918 flu epidemic.

6. Contrary to popular practice, tequila should be sipped slowly, not shot. The intention is to enjoy the fine flavors as they cross your palate.

Take time to enjoy the rich history and smooth flavors of fine tequila. More importantly, sip slowly and drink responsibly.



Let the countdown begin. Project G, now known as Taco Guild prepares for its grand opening Monday, November 18.

Hard work and months of labor went into preparing the finest gastropub serving culinary creations, specialty cocktails and tequila flights.

Clear your calendar as we open our doors and celebrate over 150 tequilas and masterfully made tacos. 27 days await our grand introduction! Be patient, my friends.



Taco Drop #2

A big thanks to our friends at Arizona Midday! I wasn’t  able to make an appearance, but watched on TV as Chef Matt rocked the stage and served Annatto Braised Chicken Tacos to the entire Gannett staff.

I look forward to the official grand opening on November 18.

Taco Guild

The unveiling of Project G was seamless. I was able to introduce a new taco and tequila gastropub that I’ve worked closely with. Friends from far and wide came to get a taste of the freshly made tacos the Guild has to offer. A special thank you to Banner Good Samaritan Breast Center for hosting the event. If you missed the first Taco Drop, no need to worry…next week we’ll announce the location of Taco Drop #2. Stay tuned, my friends…greatness is in the works!

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