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Tequila Takes Time

Tequila Takes Time

Wow! Pause before you take your next taste of tequila. A lot went into that sip. All the tradition, hard work, and time deserve a bit of acknowledgment. Can you taste all those efforts? It takes over eight years to make a bottle of tequila...more than 3,000 days. A one year old blue weber agave shoot planted today, will not be ready for harvest until around 2026 or 2027. These agave plants have a single life span of 8-14 years depending on the climate, soil and other conditions. Then, they have to be picked, cooked, fermented, distilled and bottled along...

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October Tequila of the Month, Cazadores

Cazadores tequila Tequila of the Month

October Tequila of the Month, Cazadores

Cazadores means the hunter. This tequila's name is inspired by an experience of founder, Don Jose Maria Bañuelos, in 1922. He looked out his window to see a deer in his agave fields. "Something about the prideful, confident beauty of the stag struck a nerve with Don Jose — it was the perfect symbol for his new recipe for a smooth yet bold, highland tequila. “ According to legend, after he perfected his Cazadores tequila, Don Jose hid the recipe in the walls of his house where he guarded it as his most prized possession.  It remained a family secret...

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Registration Now Open for Craft Tequila Cocktail Class at the Inn

Registration Now Open for Craft Tequila Cocktail Class at the Inn

Update:  This event was so much fun.  Thank you to all who made it a success.  See photos from the workshop here. Tequila has won over the hearts of Americans. It is one of the fastest growing spirits and the United States is the biggest buyer according to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.  Sales have gone up 158-percent since 2002.  Americans now buy more tequila than Scotch and Irish Whiskey combined.  Join us at the Franklin Inn and learn why we all love tequila so much at this interactive workshop on Sunday, October 27 from 1pm to...

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Cilantro Jalapeno Watermelon Salad

Cilantro Jalapeno Watermelon Salad

I have a refreshing suggestion for you inspired by my recent trip to NAPA Valley: Cilantro Jalapeño Watermelon Salad. There are so many wineries, vineyards, and tasting rooms in NAPA that it could have been incapacitatingly (is that a word?) overwhelming.  It's nice to have a brother-in-law who is a wine expert. I asked him for a few suggestions and he went above and beyond planning our wine tasting experiences.  Thank you, Ken, you are the best! On the other hand, John and I have no problem searching out food!  We had many fabulous meals in NAPA from fancy-shmancy to...

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Closed 4th of July

We will be closed on the 4th of July so that our staff can enjoy the holiday with their family and friends.  Have a safe and Happy Holiday.

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