Sipping Tequila with Bertha Gonzalez
Don’t even think about shooting it, chasing it or mixing it – at least if Bertha Gonzalez is watching. That’s because it’s not just any tequila, and certainly not what most people are used to. This is Casa Dragones “sipping” tequila and at $275 a bottle at Wally’s and around $34 a pour (1.5 oz.) at an upscale restaurant/bar like La Sandia on the dining deck of the new Santa Monica Place, you’ll want to savor the sipping too.
When Gonzalez says to sip it, not shoot it, she knows what she’s talking about. She’s the co-founder and CEO of Casa Dragones tequila. Besides realizing her dream to create the “perfect” tequila, she is also recognized as a “Maestro Tequilero” by the Academia Mexicana de Catadores de Tequila.
What does that mean exactly? “It’s like being a black belt in tequila,” Gonzalez says, “and I’m the first woman to be honored with that title in what is a male driven industry.”
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