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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 […]

Tequila producers confident of gaining share of Asian market

Originally posted Jul 16, 2002 (El Financeiro/SABI via COMTEX) — Mexican tequila producers, some of whom are accompanying the governor of Jalisco, Francisco Ramirez Acuna, on an Asian tour, are confident that the economic growth and youthful population of the region make it a market of potentially large proportions for the drink. The industry recognizes […]

Interview with Martin Grassl of Porfidio

Interview with Porfidio owner Martin Grassl by Alexander Perez, September 2000 TA: You are one of the ones that predicted the export market a few years ago – how did you predict that? I think that usually fashion changes start out in the United States and if you might remember 10 years ago tequila was […]

National Tequila Day Tips from Don Julio Tequila

National Tequila Day is July 24th and a favorite for many, but with this year’s celebration falling on a Friday, expect the festivities to be bigger than ever. To help stay spirited on this beloved day, and survive the morning after, below is a step-by-step guide provided by Don Julio Tequila (with additional tips from Tequila […]

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