Jessica’s Journey – Ahh…Spa…

Ahh…Spa… by Jessica Arent Let’s slow it down this week while we recover from a Hurricane over Los Cabos, come to grips with the changing seasons and wrap our minds around the departure of sweet summer. The fall semester is upon us, and we return to the chaos of our schedules, managing the lives of … Read moreJessica’s Journey – Ahh…Spa…

Embajador Tequila Conquers California At Spirits of Mexico!

Captures gold and silver medals across contest categories… September 29, 2014, Del Mar, CA—Embajador Tequila Supreme añejo was awarded a gold medal from the longest running Mexican spirits competition in North America, the Spirits of Mexico.  A panel of judges with over 300 years of experience between them also voted both Embajador Tequila Platinum Blanco … Read moreEmbajador Tequila Conquers California At Spirits of Mexico!

2014 Spirits of Mexico Winners Announced

The 2014 Spirits of Mexico winners have been announced!  There is a huge list of winners in both tequila and mezcal this year.  What do you think of these brands? Following are the winners with links to some of our articles & reviews mentioning them: Tequila Extra Añejo Tequila Herradura Seleccion Suprema – Best in … Read more2014 Spirits of Mexico Winners Announced

We Just Sit Around Drinking Tequila All Day

We don’t actually sit around drinking tequila all day, but that’s what a lot of people think we do.  There’s a lot of effort behind the scenes that goes into producing content for Tequila Aficionado.  One important thing is producing episodes of Sipping Off The Cuff.  Let me tell you a little about that.   … Read moreWe Just Sit Around Drinking Tequila All Day

Dazed & Diffused: More on the Diffuser in Tequila Production

We briefly tackled the diffuser controversy earlier in 2014 with The Diffusor in Tequila Production: Are They Cheating? and in Craft Tequila–WTF Does THAT Mean? Part 2  where we featured our Craft Tequila Gauntlet to help you make better buying decisions when seeking quality craft tequilas.  Here, Tequila Aficionado Media delves deeper… What’s Not on The Menu On … Read moreDazed & Diffused: More on the Diffuser in Tequila Production

Mezcalaria, The Cult of Mezcal: Book Review by Alvin Starkman

Mezcalaria,The Cult of Mezcal:  Book Review By Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D. Mezcalaria, Cultura del Mezcal, The Cult of Mezcal (Farolito ediciones, 2012) is the third edition, first bilingual (English-Spanish), of the seminal 2000 publication by author Ulises Torrentera.  The book is highly opinionated on the one hand, yet on the other contains a wealth of … Read moreMezcalaria, The Cult of Mezcal: Book Review by Alvin Starkman

Jessica’s Journey Interrupted Due to Hurricane Odile

I must interrupt my epic tequila journey with news of  Hurricane Odile By Jessica Arent   Anyone that knows me knows Cabo San Lucas is my home away from home. I find myself worrisome and agitated as I await word of the many I call “family” and “friend” who are unaccounted for and unreachable. Since Sunday … Read moreJessica’s Journey Interrupted Due to Hurricane Odile

New NOM List of Tequilas/Distilleries (15Sep2014)

Download the updated Tequila Nom List for 15Sep2014 at Tequila Aficionado. Click To Tweet The Tequila NOM List Each of our tequila NOM Lists contains the names and information of current brands and tequila distilleries as well as those that have previously appeared on NOM lists but have since been dropped by the CRT. Pinpointing … Read moreNew NOM List of Tequilas/Distilleries (15Sep2014)

2014 Austin Tequila Fest

Save the date for the 5th Annual Austin Tequila Fest BENEFITING AUSTIN PETS ALIVE! Saturday, November 1st at 7pm Casa Chapala | 9041 Research Blvd, Austin, TX The Austin Tequila Fest is a cultural experience where agave lovers, enthusiasts, novices, and connoisseurs gather to learn, taste, and enjoy many 100% Agave spirits including tequila, mezcal, and … Read more2014 Austin Tequila Fest

M.A. “Mike” Morales to Judge Monterey Tequila Fest

2014 Monterey Tequila Fest As if we aren’t busy enough lately, we’re expecting to be even more busy as M.A. “Mike” Morales has been asked to judge for the Monterey Bay Tequila & Cusine (Monterey Tequila Festival) this year.  Actually, that means Lisa needs to film more vines and post more updates to Instagram, Facebook … Read moreM.A. “Mike” Morales to Judge Monterey Tequila Fest