Archive for the ‘Mike Morales’ Category

How to Choose the Right Tequila Glassware

Join Tequila Aficionado Media on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 9PM CST as Alex Perez and Mike Morales Blab about proper tequila glassware with Martin Duffy, exclusive US representative of the historic Glencairn Chrystal of Scotland. Riedel Launches the Tequila Glass As Tequila Aficionado Media first reported in November of 2001, and shared with you again […]

Bats Are Dying!

During Tequila Aficionado Media’s historic Dia de los Muertos Tequila Tour, Lisa Pietsch and I paid a visit to Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico.  Before exploring the awesome depths of the caves and the formation of stalactites and stalagmites, we were also met with this alarming notice. Even though it’s the Mexican freetail bats that are […]


Thank GAD for Gracías A Dios Mezcal

[Long before the general public does, Tequila Aficionado Media often gets tipped off about new agave spirits brands that will be entering the market.  One such tip was for Gracías A Dios (GAD) mezcal.  We had no idea that we would bump into them during the San Antonio Cocktail Conference in mid- January, 2015.  Of course, we […]

A Sotol By Any Other Name

[On a sweltering August afternoon, Tequila Aficionado Media was invited by Mike Groener, CEO and President of Genius Liquids to sip and savor the latest addition to their Desert Spirit line, Texas Sotol, at their distillery in Austin, TX .] Here Comes the Rain Again Ask anyone who has spent any significant amount of time living in […]

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Tequila Aficionado Media Presents Last Tequila Standing

First ever Tequila Reality Show kicks off on National Tequila Day! For Immediate Release! In 2011, eighteen tequila start ups had vied to be crowned the top Brand Of Promise(TM) in the world’s first broadcasted Tequila Reality Show. Tequila Aficionado Media Presents Last Tequila Standing July, 2015, San Antonio, TX:  Starting July 24, 2015, National Tequila Day, 45 exclusive […]


Tequila Aficionado Takes to The Open Road

On The Road Again Unlike some tequilas, most of my moves have never been smooth–or without incident. For the better part of 18 years, I lived in New Mexico.  After a year long stay in my home state of California, I moved my personal residence and headquarters to San Antonio, TX to helm the newly […]


The Montelobos Mezcal Project

[After The San Antonio Cocktail Conference held in January, 2015, Tequila Aficionado Media caught up with Dr. Iván Saldaña, producer of the upstart mezcal, Montelobos, a partnership project with the makers of Milagro tequila.  A featured speaker during the conference, here’s our in-depth discussion held at the bar of the lavish Westin Riverwalk Hotel.] La Anatomia del Mezcal In Dr. […]


The Sabor Latino Food Show

  [The second annual Sabor Latino Food Show took place on May 12-13, 2015 at the Pasadena Convention Center.  Tequila Aficionado Media was asked to tag along with Embajador tequila as its importer/brand owner attempts to break into the competitive Southern California spirits market.] Show Prep It’s no secret that trying to jockey for position into the […]

What Would Mike Morales Do?

Let’s see… If he were independently wealthy, Mike Morales would spend all of his time exploring the world’s tequila bars and interviewing interesting people.  He’d write thoughtful, thought provoking and cutting edge articles on Mexico, the tequila industry, and all that tequila culture entails. Sadly, Mike isn’t independently wealthy and our site isn’t overrun with […]


Titanium Tequila: Luxury Attained

[On April 22, 2015, Casey Hartle, CEO and Vice President of Premium Spirits visited us to share some award winning Titanium tequila, a 2014 Tequila Aficionado Brand Of Promise(TM) nominee.] Ti Titanium, a chemical element known for its low density and high strength, is generally too expensive and unattainable for most consumers. Outside of being manufactured as components in high […]