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Tequila, Past and Present by Alain Romero

Originally published in Tequila Aficionado in 2003 Did someone mention tequila? !Dios nos agarre confesados! Since when has tequila become a spirit for the upper class, something to write about? Everyone knows that tequila is a low grade spirit, appropriate para la gente pobre, peones, mecapaleros, railroad workers, boxers, eclectic writers, artists that charge by […]

Tequila: It’s the heart and soul of Mexico, and it’s in trouble.

Originally Published May 11, 2003   Tequila has come under enormous pressure in the past decade and it is not faring well in many sectors. By Ian Chadwick Tequila Aficionado Magazine Contributor/Columnist First, it became a victim of its own popularity. As international – particularly American – drinkers turned to tequila as the new “hip […]

Gourmet Fest of Café des Artistes with the participation of Riedel and Casa Noble

Originally Published in Tequila Aficionado 2002 For a second time the “Gourmet Fest of Café des Artistes” will be presented by Mr. Thierry Blouet and Mr. Phillipe Según as a gastronomic event. To be enjoyed during the fest a sample of the menu from Restaurant Café des Artistes, which has been given the unique places […]

New Mexico Tequila Experience 2002

On Friday, November 15, 2002, the “Largest Tequila Tasting of its kind in the Southwest” happened at the historic La Posada de Albuquerque in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. I’ve often been accused of making astonishing comparisons to prove a point. Where some like to compare “apples to apples,” I like to compare apples to oranges. […]

The Third Annual New Mexico International Tequila Experience

Originally published November 2002 People are demanding higher quality tequila for their dollar,” declares Jeff Young, co-organizer of the Tequila Experience, and Music Director of local radio station and sponsor, 105.1 The Horizon. “So we’re giving them more tequilas, more food, and more information about the hottest selling spirit in the world!” The Third Annual […]

Who Will be the Last Tequila Standing?

Who will be the Last Tequila Standing? National Tequila Day 2015 – Mark your calendars! 18 begin, but who will be the Last Tequila Standing? Last Tequila Standing – the 1st Tequila Reality Show – coming July 24! Click To Tweet     Meet Senor Rio Tequila Debbie Medina and Jonathan Gatch tell the story […]

Girasoles Restaurant Premieres in Southern California

  Originally published September 30, 2002 Girasoles Restaurant premieres this month on the Southern California restaurant scene, specializing in authentic recipes from six different regions of Mexico. Like its name, which means “sunflower,” Girasoles is fresh, exciting and colorful, serving authentic dishes in a dining room accented by fresh flowers and beautiful decor. NORWALK, Calif., […]

Avion Espresso Flourless Mocha Mug Cake

It all started when I checked in to Pinterest to make some updates.  I found this recipe for Four Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake.  It’s been pinned over 10,000 times for good reason. How can I add Avion Espresso to this recipe? Of course, my first thought, as it is for every chocolate recipe is […]

Mezcal: Good Drink, Bad Rap

Originally Published May 3, 2003 Mezcal is finally being treated like the class act it is, and it’s making its way north of the border. By Barbara Hansen, Times Staff Writer Oaxaca, Mexico — MEZCAL has a terrible image. It’s fiery stuff, real rotgut, with a worm floating in the bottom of the bottle — […]

Mexican Spirits and Beer are Mainstream in El Norte

Made In Mexico It didn’t take the North American Free Trade Agreement to get U.S. consumers to buy Mexican. Tequilas, brandies, liqueurs and beers from south of the border have been popular here for years. Nafta, a steadily growing Hispanic population and increasingly worldly consumers have helped grow these products even more dramatically in recent […]

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