As September works its way into our hearts and our minds, I am reminded that a new season is almost here. While I have loved the beauty and boastfulness of summer, I have always felt most at home in the embrace of the fall months. Warmer clothes, nights in, and experiences that remind me how beautiful life can be. Leave it to a romantic like me, but… do you expect any less of me all these years later? 😉
I’ll be honest… not only does the fall include my birthday (October 17th for those of you looking to get me a gift…) but it also gets me thinking about travel and food in a whole new way. Over the years I’ve seen a lot of the world for the blog. But each and every time I traveled to Mexico, it felt like I was coming home. The people, the culture, the food… all of it, like a warm embrace.
I desperately want to go back to Mexico (click here to see why if you aren’t aware of my love affair with the country). Not the Mexico that might come to mind with sand and all inclusive resorts – although I wouldn’t say no if the opportunity presented itself – but rather to the heart of the country. To Mexico City, to Oaxaca, To Jalisco…. to the beating heart of the tequila and mezcal production of world. And if I could pick one place to start the experience, it would be to visit the Gallardo family and go behind the scenes for the production of Volcan De Mi Tierra. One of my favourite tequilas, and an experience you have to taste to believe.
In May 2017, Volcan de mi Tierra was born out of the alliance between LVMH and the Gallardo family with the desire to create a tequila that is both complex and extraordinary. As you see above, in 2018 I was introduced to it. And ever since I have come to realize that this brand born of the chaos from a volcano and the elegance of their distilling process and heritage, magic takes place.
As mentioned, in my view, a new season is the perfect time to try something new. Tequila is in fact one of the most elegant spirits in the world in my opinion. Not the kind that you shoot too much of when you’re young, but a sensual sipping experience that pairs just as well with food as wine does.
Normally all things LVMH would be more of a FASHIONIGHTS.com topic because he is in my opinion your best source for all things fashion and style, but I love that the family of brands they carry have always held a special place in my heart. From working with Belvedere over the years, to collecting the Hennessy limited edition bottles every year (which reminds me, I’ve got to get the new one!) the brands are elevated and always impress.
But I also genuinely love them. Like Volcan, I sometimes feel like I can be the result of chaos and elegance, and therefore it’s why I wanted to share with you the details on how you can embrace the new season with me. So like me, why not pair Volcan De Mi Tierra with brunch the next time you have friends over. Or better yet, with a hearty root vegetable soup or cheese platter. Sounds like heave to me!
I encourage you to join in on the social media conversation by following @VolcanTequila on Instagram. Use and follow the #ToTheMoment hashtag and let us know what you think of one of my favourite tequilas. ever.
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