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Tequila y Mezcal Bar Opens with 140 Varieties, Tastings and Master Classes at Grand Velas Los Cabos

Tequila y Mezcal, Grand Velas Los Cabos
Tequila y Mezcal, Grand Velas Los Cabos

The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Los Cabos has opened its Tequila y Mezcal Bar inclusive of 140 varieties of the spirits, guided tastings, and master classes with a top Mexican sommelier. Over 50 premium tequilas and mezcals are part of the resort's all-inclusive rate from brands like Don Julio, 1800, and Montelobos.

Five different types of tequila are offered, including blanco (no aging), reposado (aged for 2 - 12 months), anejo (aged 1 - 3 years), extra anejo (aged 3+ yrs), and joven (blend of different ages), from both the highlands and lowlands of the spirit making regions. Additionally, some of the most highly regarded and expensive tequilas and mezcals on the market like Clase Azul Ultra, Herradura Selección Suprema and Las Garrafas de Oaxaca Xaguar Mezcal are available for purchase.

In addition to guided tequila and mezcal tastings, Tequila y Mezcal Bar hosts Mexican wine tastings as well as a three-day certification course led by the resort's master sommelier, Don Pedro Poncelis Brambila. With over 30 years of experience, he has been honored as "Best Mexican Sommelier" by the Mexican Association of Sommeliers, where he was founder and former president in 2010-2013 and currently is an honorary member. Don Pedro Poncelis developed the resort's wine list comprised of 50 included wines of sparkling, white, rose, and red from the best regions of several grape varieties, in addition to a supplemental list of over 200 wines of the world from the very best and most prestigious domaines. Grand Velas Los Cabos has among the top - largest and most valuable - selection of wines in the destination.

Tequila Mezcal Bar was designed by renowned interior designer Melín Castro of Melín Castro Designs. The natural environment is at the forefront of the design as the panoramic ocean view captivates anyone who enters. Marble, granite, walnut woods, crystals and wallpaper in earth colors and warm tones harmonize with the colors of the Sea of Cortez and the hotel's abundant purple and fuchsia bougainvillea. A spacious terrace with pocket window walls transforms the space into an extension of the outside. Works of art by Oaxacan artist Rosendo Pinacho characteristic images unite man with animals and the natural world.

About Grand Velas Los Cabos The AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Los Cabos on Mexico's Baja Peninsula offers the next generation of all-inclusive amenities and facilities with dramatic ocean views and unique spaces infusing every area of the resort. Located between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, the beachfront property features 307 ocean view suites, all over 1,180 sq. ft. with private terraces and some personal plunge pools. Duplex wellness suites have designated fitness amenities, a personal Wellness Concierge, and healthy food and beverages in suite.

Grand Velas Los Cabos features five gourmet restaurants led by top chefs, including two star Michelin chef Sidney Schutte, complemented by an extensive beverage program and wine based features inspired by the proximity to Mexico's fine wine region. A staff ratio of 3 to 1; 16,370 sq. ft. convention center with the capability for 20 breakout rooms; 35,000 sq. ft. Se Spa with 16 treatment rooms and hydrotherapy facility; three pools; and pool and beach concierges are available.

Rounding out the list of amenities and services are a Technogym Fitness Center with personal trainers, exercise programs, yoga, Pilates, and meditation; recreational activities program; separate teens' and kids' club facilities and activities program; 24-hour personal concierge service; baby concierge; and 24-hour in-suite service. Opening soon, a gallery of contemporary art will continue the company's commitment to bringing the art, fashion, and culture of Mexico to guests.

The curved, half-moon design of the hotel catches eyes along the corridor with an iconic grand entrance that's open air, three stories high and over 300 ft. above sea level. All of this beachfront, just 35 minutes from the Los Cabos International Airport which directly services over 40 destinations in the United States, Canada and Latin America. A member of the Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts Program, Grand Velas Los Cabos was built and is operated by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side. For group bookings or additional information, please contact a member of the IGS team.


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