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Speaking of making spirits bright . . .
Bertha González Nieves is the CEO and co-founder of Casa Dragones tequila alongside partner Bob Pittman, who just so happens to be the founder of MTV. González Nieves was also the first woman to be accredited as a Maestra Tequilera, or certified tequila expert - think Master Sommelier, but for tequila.
Now, she's plopped down into the 5@5 hot seat to offer a little sip of knowledge: Tequila isn’t all lime wedges, salt shakers and yard-long margaritas.
Five Things You Should Look For in a Great Tequila: Bertha González Nieves
2. Keep it Pure.
3. Please Be Clear.
4. The Nose Knows.
5. Taste is King.
How do you take your tequila: Straight? With salt and a squirt of lime? In a gimlet or margarita? Spill it in the comments.
Is there someone you'd like to see in the hot seat? Let us know in the comments below and if we agree, we'll do our best to chase 'em down.