Founder’s Feature: CRT Interview

alex perez, CRT, alexander perez, tequila aficionado, founder, tequilaTequila Aficionado Founder, Alex Perez’s classic interview (2010) with a member of the CRT.

The Consejo Regulador del Tequila (CRT), A. C., is an inter professional organization comprising all actors and production staff associated with the Tequila production. The aim of the CRT is to promote the culture and quality of this beverage that has gained an important place among the national identity symbols.

 The CRT seeks Tequila prestige through research and specialized studies. Thus spreads all elements which confer value and recreate its culture.

The CRT is accredited as Verification Unit and as Certification Body before the Mexican Accreditation Entity (EMA) to secure quality. Likewise, the CRT has been approved as such by the Standards General Direction (DGN) of the Economy Secretary (SE).

The CRT Quality Assurance System guarantees the reliability of its services. The ISO – 9002 Certification was granted to the CRT since June 1999. This international acknowledgment for the CRT involves ongoing commitment to improve its processes and consolidate a culture shift focused to quality.

The Consejo Regulador de Tequila’s mission is to Verify and Certify with ethics, honesty, transparency and impartiality the compliance of standards applicable to TEQUILA, to products containing TEQUILA and its source materials, as well as Quality Specifications and Systems, safeguarding the Designation of Origin, both in Mexico and abroad, creating trust and added value for our members, clients, collaborators, government bodies and agencies, for the benefit of the consumers.

 

 

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Lisa Pietsch is the Chief Operations Officer of Tequila Aficionado Media, a USAF veteran, a multi-published novelist and freelance writer, a social media marketing consultant, and the mother of two boys. She has a passion for good tequila, foreign languages, and travel in all forms. Lisa currently makes her home in San Antonio, Texas.

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