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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Call for Entries: Tanteo Tequila Searches for NYC’s Rising Star Mexican Artists

NEW YORK, May 5, 2009 – Born of a passion for Mexico combined with the artistic sensibility of New York City, Tanteo Tequila today launches a search for the top three Rising Star Mexican Artists in New York City.

Jonathan Rojewski, CEO and founder of Tanteo Tequila, created the brand of hand-crafted, naturally infused premium Blanco tequilas as both a celebration of Mexico and a reflection of his New York style. With this contest, Tanteo aims to showcase how these two worlds inspire each other and, thereby, result in extraordinary art.

The Tanteo Tequila NYC-Mexican Artists Contest invites artists across all media whose work is inspired by both Mexico and New York to submit samples of their art and describe how the two cultures inspire them. A panel of influential New Yorkers who have dedicated their lives to Mexican culture in New York City will identify the top three artists. Each of the winners will receive a $500 honorarium at a special event in June.

To enter, artists must submit the following to tanteocontest@bullfrogandbaum.com:
· Up to three samples of their work
· A 250-word essay describing how Mexico and New York inspire their art
Submissions must arrive no later than Friday, June 5, 2009. For full submission guidelines, go to www.tanteotequila.com/contest. There is no entry fee.

Tanteo Tequila (750ml/40% ABV/$45.00) is an ultra-premium collection of Blanco tequilas each hand-infused with the flavors of Mexico – Jalapeño, Chocolate and Tropical. Launched in December 2008 into the New York market by the Tanteo Spirits Company, the trio of infusions has already received awards from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the Beverage Testing Institute, and the World Beverage Competition. Meticulous care and attention are given to both the selection and harvesting of the agave, which is processed and distilled into the highest-quality Blanco tequila, and to the extraction of natural flavors to complement the spirit. With roots in Manhattan’s SoHo, Tanteo also reflects that neighborhood’s unique style and artistry. Designed by co-founder and award-winning graphic artist Lincoln Mayne, the brand’s bottle is an expression of Tanteo’s philosophical essence – traditional artistry blended with a modern sensibility. Handcrafted rustic glass characterized by naturally occurring bubbles, an authentic cork closure and vintage-style wax seal combine to evoke heritage and tradition, while the bottle’s tapered shape and thick glass bottom beautifully encase the liquid inside, protecting it like a proud soldado.

For more information, go to www.tanteotequila.com.

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