Jose Cuervo to New York's Former Governor: Forget the Harvard Club and Join Us for an Epic Weekend of Real Fun

World's Most Legendary Tequila Invites Former NY Gov. to CuervoGames National Finals in Vegas After Being Spurned by Alma Mater

Oct 22, 2010, 10:42 ET from Diageo

NEW YORK, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Jose Cuervo, the world's best-selling tequila, today issued a public invitation to the former New York Governor to enjoy a weekend of responsible festivities in Las Vegas at the CuervoGames National Finals on Oct. 30.  Outraged after hearing that he, a 1984 graduate of Harvard Law School, was denied admission into the Harvard Club yesterday, Cuervo has offered to cover his travel and expenses and provide weekend-long VIP access at what promises to be one of the most legendary weekends of the year.  

"We'd love to have Mr. Spitzer join us for our weekend-long party in Vegas---where the clubs he'll be entering will treat him like a V.I.P., not an outcast," said Brian Radics, Jose Cuervo Brand Director. "CuervoGames isn't about exclusive acceptances, pretention and snobbery—it's all about the glory of the Games."

In lieu of sipping single malts while conversing in whispers in a stodgy library on Halloween weekend, Jose Cuervo wants him to join in on all if its action – poolside, with a Cuervo margarita in-hand for nationally-acclaimed live musical performances.  

"While it is Halloween weekend and we expect most people to come dressed in costume, our invitation to Mr. Spitzer is in no way contingent upon him dressing up," Radics continued.  "In fact he's welcome to lounge by the pool during CuervoGames competition in his 'signature' tall dress socks if he'd like, so long as he's drinking responsibly."

CuervoGames is a grueling athletic competition and free festival event that has brought sweat, tears and Tequila to more than 15 cities across the country.  The National Finals will serve as the ultimate season-ending, weekend-long blowout. Teams will test their athletic prowess and skill with one goal in mind: take home the ultimate title of CuervoGames National Champion and the accompanying Grand Prize package: a personalized batch of Jose Cuervo tequila and an unforgettable, all-expenses-paid weeklong adventure and tour at Cuervo headquarters in Mexico.  

The weekend will include both original and new CuervoGames competitions plus everything Las Vegas is known for – elaborate pool parties, performances by nationally acclaimed musical talent and the late-night parties at Las Vegas' premium nightclubs.  

For more information about CuervoGames, visit www.facebook.com/cuervo.  

When enjoying the offerings of Jose Cuervo please remember to do so responsibly.

About Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo is the largest producer of tequila throughout Mexico and around the world. The Jose Cuervo portfolio of tequilas includes Jose Cuervo Especial Gold, the number one tequila worldwide, Jose Cuervo Especial Silver, Jose Cuervo Black Medallion, Jose Cuervo Tradicional, Jose Cuervo Platino, Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia, Jose Cuervo Golden Margaritas, Authentic Jose Cuervo Margaritas and Jose Cuervo Margarita Mix. For more information, visit www.josecuervo.com.

About DIAGEO

Jose Cuervo Tequilas are imported and marketed in the United States by Diageo North America, a subsidiary of Diageo plc. Diageo (Dee-AH-Gee-O) is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, wines and beer categories. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Guinness, Smirnoff, J&B, Baileys, Cuervo, Tanqueray, Captain Morgan, Crown Royal, Beaulieu Vineyard and Sterling Vineyards wines. Diageo is a global company, trading in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE). For more information about Diageo, its people, brands and performance, visit us at http://www.diageo.com. For our global resource that promotes responsible drinking through the sharing of best practice tools, information and initiatives, visit DRINKiQ.com.

When enjoying its products, Diageo reminds its adult consumers to drink responsibly.  As the world's largest spirits, wine and beer company, Diageo is committed to social responsibility and the responsible marketing of its brands.  The Diageo Marketing Code is one of the most stringent in the industry.  Diageo is a founding member and major supporter of The Century Council, a not-for-profit organization whose programs are designed to combat drunk driving and underage drinking.

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