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Latest: National Tequila Day 2022: Drink in some surprising facts

Sunday, July 24, is National Tequila Day in the United States. You can’t blame anyone for wanting to take a few bracing shots after the year we’ve had so far (responsibly, of course).

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For the sake of the celebration, we’ve gathered six interesting facts about tequila.

Because it comes from a plant, you know it’s good for you.

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Gluten-free people, don’t be afraid! You may enjoy a shot of tequila with no problems. The pia core of the blue agave plant, from which tequila is derived, is named pia because it resembles a pineapple.

Before being bottled, fermented pia juice undergoes several stages of distillation, beginning with roasting at a distillery to release its juices.

Despite the fact that tequila is a subset of mezcal, not all mezcal is tequila.

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Let’s take a look at it one step at a time. Tequila can only be prepared from the blue agave plant. Mezcal can be made from any type of agave. According to Food & Wine, there are more than 30 agaves that can be utilized to manufacture mezcal. Depending on the type of mezcal, the flavors can be slightly varied.
Tequila can only be produced in one region of Mexico.

You’re aware of the strict requirements for producing authentic Champagne in the Champagne region of France, right? Similarities can be seen between this situation and the previous one. Tequila must be made in the state of Jalisco or in nearby states in order to be branded tequila. In reality, the majority of tequila is made in the state of Jalisco.

In Tequila, the birthplace of tequila.

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Yes, Jalisco does indeed include this city. It’s the place where the famous drink got its start, with indigenous Mexicans fermenting blue agave juice long before it became a household name. The town, which was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006, is still home to a large number of distilleries.

Because of women, tequila may never have been created at all.

Blue agave plants, called hijuelos in Spanish, have traditionally been grown by the ladies of Tequila (little children). From February to July, when the plants begin to grow, women can still be seen laboring in the fields around the world.

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One more star joins the ranks of tequila drinkers

Tequila seems to be a popular investment for celebs for some reason. Early in the year of 2022, Mark Wahlberg joined the team. Not only does the actor consume Flecha Azul, a tequila co-founded by Mexican PGA golfer Abraham Ancer and entrepreneur Aron Marquez, but also invested in the company.

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