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Masa Azul’s Siembra Spirits Event

Masa Azul’s Siembra Spirits Event is on June 16th!   On Tuesday June 16th at 7:00pm, Masa Azul is hosting an amazing dinner and tasting with Siembra Spirits!  David Suro, the owner of Siembra Spirits as well as Tequilas Restaurant in Philadelphia, will be on hand to discuss his artisan line of agave spirits.  David is […]

2nd Annual Texas Bar & Nightclub Alliance TBNA Convention

Join Us At The Second Annual Texas Bar & Nightclub Alliance Convention Once again, Tequila Aficionado will be attending the Texas Bar & Nightclub Association Convention.  This year’s Austin, Texas, event will be held on August 16-17.  We were pleased to be able to attend this event in its infancy last year.  It was an […]

Brand of Promise Nominee for Marketing Imagery

When we nominate brands of promise, it is usually during the tasting of the product, but being in the social media end of marketing, I’ve been so impressed with one brand’s latest marketing images that I had to take the initiative and nominate this one myself. Everything about the images that Malinalli Tequila shares with the […]

Mezcal Production in Oaxaca – More Mezcal is on the Way! by Alvin Starkman

The Maturation of Palenques and Mezcal Production in Oaxaca, 2015: Migration, Certification, Expansion    Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D. Every two weeks or so I’m asked about the change in the number  of artisanal mezcal distilleries, or palenques, in and around the central valleys of Oaxaca, given the dramatic rise in the spirit’s global popularity over […]

Sauza–Expect Fake, er, Fresh

Originally Published May 20, 2009 by M.A. “Mike” Morales on Cocktailmatch Sauza–Expect Fake, er, Fresh So I’m leafing through my June 2008 issue of New Mexico Beverage Analyst (based in Denver!), and I see this ad campaign for Sauza’s revamped mixto: “Step into the refreshing and appetizing world of Sauza Gold and Blanco–a world where […]

Dos Lunas Grand Reserve

Originally Published January 9, 2009 by M.A. “Mike” Morales on CocktailMatch Dos Lunas Grand Reserve The Aztecs were the first to cultivate maguey (agave) plants for their sweet nectar. Left to ferment naturally, it became the foamy and viscous drink called pulque. The Spanish Conquistadors first distilled pulque into mescal wine—tequila’s ancestor–in the 16th Century. […]

Tequila for Health

Originally Posted on Tequila Aficionado July 4, 2000 By Alexander Perez TequilaAficionado.com Editor-In-Chief Tequila is considered healthy if used in moderation. Like wine it increases the good cholesterol levels in our blood while decreasing the bad cholesterols. In recent studies conducted by The University of Guadalajara, tequila has shown to have therapeutic properties. For starters, […]

Sipping Off The Cuff: Dulce Vida Tequila Extra Anejo

Mike and Alex taste and discuss the epic 5-year, extra anejo, from organic, overproof, Dulce Vida Tequila.     Visit Dulce Vida Online here – Blog – Facebook – Twitter – YouTube Dulce Vida’s Extra Añejo is a celebratory Limited Edition rested for just over five years in single barrels from a respected Napa Valley […]

How to Drink Tequila Like a Millionaire

Originally Published Jan 22, 2010 by M.A. “Mike” Morales on CocktailMatch How to Drink Tequila Like a Millionaire In Today’s Economy… Have you found yourself cutting back on extras? Dining out less and entertaining more at home? Have you eliminated frills and gotten back to basics? Many people have. Let’s face it… 2009 was a […]

Sipping Off The Cuff: Malinalli Tequila Blanco

Mike and Alex taste & discuss Malinalli Tequila Blanco, the delightful follow-up to their extra anejo (a 2014 Brands of Promise winner). Visit Malinalli Online here – Facebook – Twitter Appearance: Pristine, translucent, sediment free. Aroma: Masses of inviting dill, black pepper, asparagus notes that are underpinned by a deep salinity; best part of this bouquet […]

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