Phoenix Tequila Festival Begins With Margarita Challenge, Ends In An Anejo Blur

The fourth annual Phoenix Tequila Festival at U.S. Airways Center brought shots upon shots of reposados, anejos and blancos to the Valley this past weekend for all of the tasting we could handle. In our circles at least, tequila has a bad reputation for mindless shots chased with lime and salt with little flavor disparity or appreciation to speak of. However, the festival, which featured tequilas made all over the U.S. and Mexico, proved to be a prime place to dive in head first to the tequila tasting world.