August 16, 2017

NACE Houston August 2017 Meeting
August 16, 2017
5:30 PM CDT - 9:00 PM CDT
The Historic Magnolia Ballroom
715 Franklin St
Houston, TX 77002
Taco 'bout Tequila! A Journey Through Mexico

$40.00 Member meeting ticket
$55.00 after 05:00 pm August 14

$55.00 Guest/future member meeting ticket
$70.00 after 05:00 pm August 14

$25.00 Student meeting ticket
$40.00 after 05:00 pm August 14

$40.00 Visiting Chapter Member
$55.00 after 05:00 pm August 14

Unwind from NACE Experience with a Journey Through Mexico! In Part One of this two-part Taco 'bout Tequila series, speaker Russ Kempton will take us on a tasting tour in an effort to gain new knowledge and understanding for Tequila’s history, mystic and heritage. 


Meet our Speaker: Russ Kempton

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Russ Kempton, CSS*, dubbed 'America's Spirited Speaker', has been in the alcoholic beverage industry for 35 years having held multiple sales, marketing and management positions. Today he is the owner of Speaking of Grapes and Grains. He has participated in close to 1,800 seminars, trainings, tastings, events and dinners (private, consumers, customers and charities) related to distilled spirits and wine throughout the United States.

Besides his seminars, training and events he has written many articles and blogs on the subject has a unique comprehension and knowledge of the world's prestigious and upcoming distilleries. Also, for the past 17 years he has been a visiting instructor in Survey of Beverage Alcohol classes (Hotel / Restaurant Management) at The University of North Texas. 

Russ has also written extensively on distilled spirits during his career including updating the Society of Wine Educators whiskies chapter for their Certified Specialist of Spirits study guide. During 2013-2015 Russ spoke at the annual NACE conference National Association of Catering and Events on Scotch whisky, Tequila and American whiskey and was invited to speak again this summer.


THANK YOU to our Awesome Sponsors: 

The Historic Magnolia Ballroom: Host Venue

The Hometown Chef: Food

Braeburn Country Club: Desserts

Beyond Bartending: Beverage Service

DJU Entertainment: DJ

GTX Productions: A/V

EB Inc: Linens

Aztec Events and Tents: Glassware 

MEITB: Photobooth

Rathke Photography: Photography

Kalu Designs: Signage & Centerpieces

Riley Elizabeth Designs: Logo

Parking Options: There is a cash lot on the corner of Milam and Franklin, in the Chase Bank lot, for $10. (Be sure to pay at the kiosk only, NOT a person in the lot, as your car will get booted if you don’t pay at the kiosk). Street parking is also an option, and is free after 6pm. 


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