Mexican Tequila the Star of “Mexican Night” Cocktail Reception at “Bar Convent Berlin” in Germany
On October 9 and 10, Mexican tequila and mezcal were at the main stage of Germany and Central Europe’s largest beverage and spirits tradeshow at the Postbahnhof in Berlin, Germany. The architecturally exquisite venue was filled with mixologists and beverage connoisseurs from around the world, and Mexico was honored to have been chosen the guest country at this year’s Bar Convent Berlin (BCB).
At the Mexico Pavilion, hundreds of Europeans enjoyed tastings of tequila and mezcal. In the evening of October 9, the Mexican Embassy in Berlin also hosted a cocktail reception with the theme “Mexican Night” where Mexicans in Germany and friends of Mexico continued celebrating the wonders of Mexico’s exquisite beverages.
Germans and other Europeans met the masters from Oaxaca and Guadalajara, and watched them make phenomenal drinks, while also learning more about Mexican tequila and mezcal. Tequila and mezcal are differentiated by the production process, taste, and location where the agave is grown. The different types of tequila include blanco, gold, reposado and añejo, where the difference among them is established by the amount of time they are aged in barrels. Mezcal is mainly made in Oaxaca, while tequila is made in Jalisco. Although they both come from the agave plant, the variety of the agave differs. In addition, mezcal is typically distilled once and tequila is distilled at least twice.
Mexico is not only an innovative leader in the beverages sector but also a leader in commercial trade. And at the Pavilion, Mexico was proud to show Europe all that it has to offer.