Sipping Off The Cuff™ with Piedra Azul Blanco

Piedra Azul Blanco Alex Perez and Mike Morales taste and discuss Piedra Azul Blanco tequila in this episode of Tequila Aficionado’s Sipping Off The Cuff.  This award-winning tequila blanco comes highly recommended by Tequila Aficionado’s M.A. “Mike” Morales and Alexander Perez.  Salud! The 1st Episode of Sipping Off The Cuff for 2014 with @PiedraAzulTeq Click … Read moreSipping Off The Cuff™ with Piedra Azul Blanco

What’s a NOM?

  Get the latest GNOME list here at Tequila Aficionado. Not sure what you’re looking for or why you should read it? We’ll explain the mysteries of the gnome list and why you should understand it in the next Education of a Tequila Drinker.   The Norma Oficial Mexicana (Official Mexican Standard), abbreviated NOM, is … Read moreWhat’s a NOM?

NOM List: Tequila Brands List (24 Mar 2014)

Updated NOM List Our updated list of distilleries and tequila brands “Nom List”, as of 24 March 2014, is now available for download in both PDF and Excel formats. Click on any of the underlined items within the list to be taken directly to our reviews, articles, tasting notes and features on each tequila brand. … Read moreNOM List: Tequila Brands List (24 Mar 2014)

The Education of a Tequila Drinker: Destilando Amor

You’re probably wondering what a telenovella has to do with the Education of a Tequila Drinker.  Well, I’ll tell you.  But first, a bit of backstory: I’m not a follower of network soap operas.  Yes, I cut my teeth on As the World Turns and Guiding Light because my mother watched them.  This is how … Read moreThe Education of a Tequila Drinker: Destilando Amor

2013 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise, Best In Show

2013 Brands of Promise for Best In Show The first annual Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards announcements are finally over.  We finish with the awards for the tequilas that proved to be Best in Show.  So many excellent brands were nominated for the 2013 Brands of Promise Awards but only 3 could be awarded … Read more2013 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise, Best In Show

2013 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise, Best Packaging

2013 Brands of Promise for Best Packaging The first annual Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards are here! See the 2013 nominees and find out who the big winners were for their creative, classic and innovative packaging. Thank you to all the brands who sent in their samples for reviews on Sipping Off The Cuff. … Read more2013 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise, Best Packaging

2013 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise, Food

LimaRita Tequila Lime Sorbet LimaRita Tequila Lime Sorbet is the only choice for a gold medal.  Nothing else compares! We had never tasted anything like this. The LimaRita Tequila Lime Sorbet was delicious, light but satisfying, and presented perfectly!  Read our original review of this delicious product here.   Out in Nature, no two limes … Read more2013 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise, Food

2013 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise, Bar Tools

Vinturi Spirit Aerator is a Gold Medal Bar Tool     If you take your tequila seriously, you need a Vinturi Spirit Aerator. We don’t do a great deal of mixing here at Tequila Aficionado but the one tool we found we simply could not live without is the Vinturi Spirit Aerator.  M.A. “Mike” Morales … Read more2013 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise, Bar Tools

The Patron Way Wins Gold in the 2013 Brands of Promise

The Patron Way may have been the only book we reviewed at Tequila Aficionado last year, but it was worthy of nomination in the Tequila Aficionado 2013 Brands of Promise awards and definitely worthy of a gold medal.  As I mentioned in my original review, “The Patron Way is the tragic story of a thirteen-year … Read moreThe Patron Way Wins Gold in the 2013 Brands of Promise

Avion & Hornitos Have a Hearty “Sláinte!” for You!

TEQUILA AVIÓN Toast to St. Patrick this year with premium cocktails from Tequila Avión, “World’s Best Tasting Tequila.” Website: www.TequilaAvion.com Price: Avión Silver retails for $40.00- $50.00 for 750ml bottle, Avión Espresso retails for $24.99 for 750ml bottle (prices vary by state) The Irish Espresso for St. Pat’s at Tequila Aficionado Click To Tweet   … Read moreAvion & Hornitos Have a Hearty “Sláinte!” for You!