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Chunky Gazpacho Recipe

With a summer bug beating us down here at Tequila Aficionado HQ, we’ve been leaning heavily on the cayenne to keep us clear for work.  Today, we pulled out the big guns. It was time to make Gazpacho!  Ours is a bit different than your mother’s gazpacho though.  We made ours chunky (no puree necessary) […]

De La Tierre Maple Tequila Pound Cake Recipe

When I have lots of work to do, I usually bake something at the same time. The attention necessary to cooking properly provides the moments necessary for me to quiet my ADD mind so I’m more capable of focusing on the work. This week, I had several jobs I needed to take care of that […]

Casa Chapala’s Ultimate Agave Challenge

  Hola dearest agave lovers! Once again Casa Chapala’s Tequila Man, Lupe, has created another fantastic agave event that is downright outrageously fun!  It’s the Casa Chapala Ultimate Agave Challenge. Let’s just say you are going to get hooked! More info… Ultimate Agave Challenge Thursday, June 18th 7pm—9pm 9041 Research Blvd #100, Austin, TX 78758 The Ultimate Agave […]

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, […]

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