Tuesday, April 18, 2023


Open House

Tomorrow Wednesday, April 19th from 4:30-6:30pm!
The Wine and Cheese Place - Town and Country Location

Meet one of St. Louis' leading Tequila experts, Shannon Benhen of Vintegrity, as she pours over a dozen tequilas from Tequila Ocho, Elvelo, Tequila Arette, Tequila Tapatio, and few others from her first rate "additive-free" portfolio!!!

Shannon Behnen is a Certified Sommelier from St. Louis, Missouri. She proudly received the Walter Clore Scholarship in 2021, obtaining the top score on the Certified Sommelier Examination in Chicago, Illinois. Shannon has been in the wine industry now for 8 years & absolutely loves working for Vintegrity.

(We will have a wide assortment of Tequila to taste, Not ALL tequilas listed below will be available for tasting.)

Ocho co-founder and master distiller is the legendary Carlos Camarena, a 5th generation agave farmer and 3rd generation tequilero. It was his great-grandfather who was credited with bringing blue agave to the Highlands of Jalisco! Carlos’ trade by nature is agronomy, so he knows the land better than anyone. His passion for agave has allowed him to flourish into one of the most respected tequila makers in the world.
  • Tequila Ocho 2022 Single Estate Plata La Estancia $43.99
  • Tequila Ocho Reposado 1 Liter $61.99

Arette is one of the oldest distilleries in the region. It is located in the heart of the actual town Tequila and operated by the Orendain Brothers, descendants of one of the most recognized families in the tequila industry. The spring water used comes from the "Tequila Volcano", producing a naturally filtered clean water.
  • Arette Artesenal Suave Fuerte Blanco 101 Proof $64.99
  • Arette Artesanal Suave Blanco $53.99
  • Arette Artesanal Suave Reposado $61.99
  • Arette Blanco 1.0 Liter $28.99
  • Arette Reposado 1.0 Liter $29.99
  • Arette Gran Clase Extra Añejo $162.99

Elvelo Tequila celebrates the distinctive character of the Tequila Valley – 100% Puro de Agave, sourced entirely from its Volcanic-Rich soils. Conceived in collaboration with second-generation Master Distiller Carlos Hernandez Ramos of La Cofradia and thought-leading craft cocktail bartenders, with the goal of producing a Tequila that makes the very best cocktails – from the Margarita, to the Paloma, to the Rosita, and beyond.
  • Elvelo Blanco 1 liter $26.99
  • Elvelo Reposado 1 liter $33.99

Started over 80 years, Tapatio is one of the first distilleries to recognize the touch that only the artisanal, handmade process, can give to the authentic 100% Agave tequila.
  • Tapatio Blanco $38.99
  • Tapatio Blanco Tequila 110 Proof $58.99
  • Tapatio Reposado $44.99
  • Tapatio Añejo $51.99

Other non additive tequilas from Shannon's portfolio which may be available at this tasting and other upcoming tastings!!
  • Primo 1861 Premium Blanco $67.99
  • PM Spirits Project Blanco Still Strength 700 ml $68.99
  • PM Spirits Project Blanco 700 ml $55.99
  • Montagave Héritage Blanco $67.99
  • Siembra Azul Blanco $66.99
  • Siembra Azul Reposado $79.99
  • Siembra Valles Blanco 80 proof $66.99

Learn more about the growing world of Tequila here!

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