First Female Maestra Tequilera

The Secret to My Success: How Bertha González Nieves Became the First Female Maestra Tequilera   Food & Wine

Bertha González Nieves stepped inside some of Mexico’s top tequila distilleries for the first time as a young 20-something. And it was, as they say, love at first sight…

Bertha Gonzalez Nieves

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So, after she completed her master’s degree at Northwestern University, González Nieves went to work at Grupo Cuervo—the largest tequila company in the world—for 10 years, working her way up the Grupo Cuervo’s ladder to its North American commercial director.  Notably, González Nieves—who soon became a certified tequila expert—was also the first woman to be named Maestra Tequilera by the Academia Mexicana de Catadores de Tequila…

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