Cast your mind back to October 1997, and not only did we carry a spiffing pic of Salvatore Calabrese on the cover (see below, right) but CLASS carried important news about tequila.

The news is revealing in so much as how recent moves have been to legitimise tequila as a drink of distinction through closer regulation - just 13 years later and the image of tequila has largely been transformed, at least at the top end. It's one example of how bureaucracy is sometimes a good thing.

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