School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Community Beverage Presentations

This semester, we will be featuring three special beverage presentations. Information about topic, date and presenter is below. All presentations start at 5:30 pm and are $25 per person. Space is limited so please RSVP in the HRTM office or call 575-646-5995.

Tuesday, February 27Tequila Tasting and Mixology

Taste the difference between blanco, reposado, and anejo premium tequilas.
Learn how to mix them into fantastic cocktails.

Presented by Daniel Gonzales (NMSU'03)
Wine and Spirits Specialist for Southern Glazer Wine and Spirits, and
Founding President of the NM Chapter of the US Bartending Guild


Tuesday, March 27thSustainable and Biodynamic Wines

This presentation will feature discussion and tasting of wines which showcase the collective goals of farmers and winemakers who minimize the loss of protected natural resources, promote changes in farming practices that enhance the suitability of vineyards, and reduce farming practices that have negative impacts on biodiversity.

Presented by Tony Cosgrove,
On Premise District Manager for National Distributing Company
He has Level 2 certification from the Wine & Spirits Educational Trust.


Tuesday, April 24thBourbon and Derby 101

Get ready for the 144th Run for the Roses. Sample some of the best Kentucky bourbons and cocktails. Discover the history and traditions behind Kentucky Derby foods, such as the original Hot Brown Sandwich. Attendees will receive an Official Kentucky Derby Mint Julep Glass.

Presented by Dr. Jean Hertzman,
Director, School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management