Located on the island of Nantucket, this boutique experience of world class wines and award winning food will forever change you. Over the past 21 years, the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival has become one of the most celebrated wine and food events in the country.
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Tour de Tequila: The Art of Luxury Tequila Making
5:30pm - 6:30pm
50 Easton St.
Have you been enjoying Margaritas for years and are now ready to learn more about the main ingredient? Well, then do not miss this seminar! Join Jorge Raptis, Diageo Reserve National Educator, as he shares his knowledge of Don Julio tequila after more than 16 years in the industry.
You will learn that and much more including how intricate every step of the production process is – the seminar will cover everything from the cooking, fermenting, distilling and aging of tequila. For example, did you know that agave was placed in the Lily family, but DNA analyses later showed it did not belong there, it belongs in the family Agavaceae? It will conclude with a full portfolio tasting and the rare opportunity to taste cooked agave from Mexico!
Jorge Raptis, Diageo Reserve National Educator, Diageo
A 16-year industry veteran, he started his career as a food and beverage manager and went on to work with distributors and national marketing agencies. He’s worked with the world’s best known Master Distillers and National Ambassadors; executed special events at leading festivals like SXSW and the Sundance Film Festival; and has led trade, media, and consumer education programs through a series of seminars, tastings, and mentorships. Of both Greek and Mexican heritage, he’s a unique blend of cordial hospitality with an inherent talent for bringing people – and brands – together.