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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 […]

Tequila Herradura & Cafe Tequila Brand Products Partner for Gastronomic Success

Originally Published Nov 10, 2001     Tequila Herradura & Cafe Tequila Brand Products of San Francisco have joined together to further a long-standing cultural and family tradition in Mexico of cooking with fine tequila. Cafe Tequila will henceforth use Tequila Herradura Silver to produce their six unique Tequila Sauces. Cafe Tequila sauces are designed […]

Riedel launches The Tequila Glass

From the Tequila Aficionado Vault Nov 27, 2001   Riedel Crystal, Quinta Real Hotel & Casa Noble Tequila host a private presentation of the official Tequila Glass as selected a few weeks ago in Austria. George Riedel (10th Riedel Generation) discovered that the shape of the glass should be determined by the content, the correct […]

Latin Spirits Make a Big Splash In America’s Cocktails, Says Distilled Spirits Council

Originally Published Jul 19, 2002 With close proximity to the Caribbean and Central America, the US has been heavily influenced by the infectious rhythms and flavors of Latin culture. Evidence of this new ‘Latin Invasion’ typified by the popularity of music from the likes of J-LO, Shakira, Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias, is quickly finding […]

2nd Annual New Mexico International Tequila Experience™

  From the Tequila Aficionado Vault, June 2, 2002 Mike Morales and his team do it again, with the 2nd Annual New Mexico International Tequila Experience™ the largest tequila tasting in the South West. A Night to Remember “The demand for more information after our inaugural show had been overwhelming, and this year’s event has […]

The Latest Tequila News

All the Tequila News That’s Fit to Drink! We’ve had so much going on here at Tequila Aficionado that we almost forgot to get our bi-weekly newsletters out to you. No…wait…yes, we did forget. So here’s a little Tequila News to catch you up in case you missed all the fun: Continuing with our exploration […]

Interview with Sammy Hagar from Cabo Wabo Tequila

In March, Tequila Aficionado Magazine attended the 28th International Nightclub & Bar/Beverage Retailer Convention and Trade Show hosted by Restaurant Marketing Magazine. It was an incredible show to say the least. Among the many tequila companies represented, we had an opportunity to visit with Sammy Hagar from Cabo Wabo tequila. Tequila Aficionado: How do you […]

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