Sunday, January 15, 2012

WBCA continues its descent into debauchery

Will a sign like this welcome visitors to the LEA?

Here we go again!  The Taste of Los Dos Laredos has just ended its ability to tout itself as a fun for the whole family event. They have decided to go the crooked route (DWI) of the Border Beer Fest, Noche de Agave and the WBCA Wine Tasting Gala and will now offer alcohol in the form of more beer and wine.

Borrachines will now be able to surreptiously mingle with Laredo families who are out to simply enjoy what used to exclusively a food-tasting affair. So much for family entertainment. Will the event devolve into an indooor version of Jamboozie ?

From The Laredo Morning Times

This year’s Taste of Laredo has added international beer and wine tasting to the array of food options available Feb. 7 at the Laredo Energy Arena.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, with the festivities following at 7 p.m.

This is a first for the Taste of Laredo, a major celebration within the Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association festivities.

For a small additional fee, patrons can taste an international variety of beer and wine.

“We are adding more excitement to this ever-popular event,” said Xavier Villalon, general manager of the LEA, which is managed by SMG.

“In addition to great food, music and fun, local beer and wine distributors are partnering up with us to expose patrons to international flavors,” he added.


  1. WBCA's Taste of Laredo is trying to squash the independent Beer Fest. They might succeed.

  2. Hey Max Border Beer Fest is not affiliated with WBCA.