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Sipping Off The Cuff: Tequila Trianon Blanco

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Tequila Aficionado’s Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Trianon Tequila Blanco and explain why they’ve nominated it as a 2014 Brand of Promise.

 

Trianon Blanco

Trianon Blanco’s incomparably smooth taste is made possible only through the sacrifice of both the head and tail of the tequila. By bottling only the virgin distilled heart of Blue Weber Agave, our Blanco captures the truest tequila taste–untainted by any hint of the biting alcohols found in other tequilas. Its clarity and purity makes it the choice of connoisseurs and the foundation of our award-winning Reposado and Añejo.

“If you’re looking for a tequila with personality and depth, look no further than Trianon Tequila.  This is an unabashedly unadulterated, old school tequila for true tequila lovers.” ~Lisa Pietsch, Tequila Aficionado 

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Tequila Aficionado hosted Trianon Tequila at our first ever Twitter Tequila Chat.  It was a great afternoon of tequila talk with the owners of Trianon and tequila aficionados from all over the world.  For more information on Trianon Tequila, see our #TequilaChat with Trianon here.


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Sipping Off The Cuff: Calavera Tequila Anejo

Tequila Aficionado’s Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Calavera Tequila Anejo and explain why they’ve nominated it as a 2014 Brand of Promise.

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About Calavera Tequila

Calavera Tequila distillery is located in the heart of Mexico’s premier agave growing and tequila producing region:  Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico.

Calavera Tequila combines the best of old traditions with the latest technology, producing next-generation artisan tequilas. The master distiller utilizes traditional slow bake brick ovens & autoclaves to cook the blue agave hearts, and traditional mills (molinos) to extract the juices from the Agave. Calavera Tequila ferments with natural occurring yeast, and distillation takes place in old-fashioned pot stills. All water is processed through an ultra-modern system of reverse osmosis, de-ionization, and ultra violet bacteria eliminating lights, followed by two types of filtration.

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The History of Calavera Sugar Skulls

Sugar art was brought to the Americas in the 17th century by Italian missionaries.  Having renounced wealth, the friars turned to the local artisan community for help creating religious decorations for festivals.  Sugar, a staple of the region, was use to make these artifacts because of the look of glass it created.  Artists sculpted angels, the Virgin Mary and the famously known “Sugar Skulls”.  Sugar skulls represented a departed soul whose name was written on the forehead so it could be placed on their Ofrenda or gravestone to honor the return of their spirit.  Labor intensive, colorfully hand painted and beautifully adorned, very few of these are made by the skilled sugar skull makers.  For that reason we are privilege to present these works of art as the Calavera Tequila brand bottles.


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Sipping Off The Cuff: Calavera Tequila Reposado

Tequila Aficionado’s Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Calavera Tequila Reposado and explain why they’ve nominated it as a 2014 Brand of Promise.

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About Calavera Tequila

Calavera Tequila distillery is located in the heart of Mexico’s premier agave growing and tequila producing region:  Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico.

Calavera Tequila combines the best of old traditions with the latest technology, producing next-generation artisan tequilas. The master distiller utilizes traditional slow bake brick ovens & autoclaves to cook the blue agave hearts, and traditional mills (molinos) to extract the juices from the Agave. Calavera Tequila ferments with natural occurring yeast, and distillation takes place in old-fashioned pot stills. All water is processed through an ultra-modern system of reverse osmosis, de-ionization, and ultra violet bacteria eliminating lights, followed by two types of filtration.

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The History of Calavera Sugar Skulls

Sugar art was brought to the Americas in the 17th century by Italian missionaries.  Having renounced wealth, the friars turned to the local artisan community for help creating religious decorations for festivals.  Sugar, a staple of the region, was use to make these artifacts because of the look of glass it created.  Artists sculpted angels, the Virgin Mary and the famously known “Sugar Skulls”.  Sugar skulls represented a departed soul whose name was written on the forehead so it could be placed on their Ofrenda or gravestone to honor the return of their spirit.  Labor intensive, colorfully hand painted and beautifully adorned, very few of these are made by the skilled sugar skull makers.  For that reason we are privilege to present these works of art as the Calavera Tequila brand bottles.


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Sipping Off The Cuff: Calavera Tequila Blanco

Tequila Aficionado’s Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Calavera Tequila Blanco and explain why they’ve nominated it as a 2014 Brand of Promise.

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About Calavera Tequila

Calavera Tequila distillery is located in the heart of Mexico’s premier agave growing and tequila producing region:  Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico.

Calavera Tequila combines the best of old traditions with the latest technology, producing next-generation artisan tequilas. The master distiller utilizes traditional slow bake brick ovens & autoclaves to cook the blue agave hearts, and traditional mills (molinos) to extract the juices from the Agave. Calavera Tequila ferments with natural occurring yeast, and distillation takes place in old-fashioned pot stills. All water is processed through an ultra-modern system of reverse osmosis, de-ionization, and ultra violet bacteria eliminating lights, followed by two types of filtration.

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The History of Calavera Sugar Skulls

Sugar art was brought to the Americas in the 17th century by Italian missionaries.  Having renounced wealth, the friars turned to the local artisan community for help creating religious decorations for festivals.  Sugar, a staple of the region, was use to make these artifacts because of the look of glass it created.  Artists sculpted angels, the Virgin Mary and the famously known “Sugar Skulls”.  Sugar skulls represented a departed soul whose name was written on the forehead so it could be placed on their Ofrenda or gravestone to honor the return of their spirit.  Labor intensive, colorfully hand painted and beautifully adorned, very few of these are made by the skilled sugar skull makers.  For that reason we are privilege to present these works of art as the Calavera Tequila brand bottles.


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A Truckload of Agave – Agave Spirits, That Is

Agave Spirits Everywhere!

Agave piñas.

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If you’ve been following Tequila Aficionado Media closely, you may have noticed a lull in the weekly Sipping Off The Cuff ™  episodes that traditionally have aired every Friday.

As you may know, every tequila, mezcal or sotol label that submits samples for Sipping Off The Cuff ™ is automatically entered into our ground-breaking end-of-year Brands of Promise ™ awards program.

 

We’ve Got Our Work Cut Out for Us 

test pattern, agave spirits, tequilaAfter an unprecedented amount of entries to our Brands of Promise ™  awards, and the flabbergasting influx of new tequila and mezcal brands with fabulous juice in 2014 (and some unforeseen technical difficulties in our post production department that were beyond our control), Sipping Off The Cuff ™ returns with a vengeance.

 

Coming In Hot

agave spirits, tequilaStarting this week, our post production department is backing up the truck and dumping a huge load of agave onto your screens.

Until virtually the end of 2014, brand-spanking new episodes of Sipping Off The Cuff ™ will premier–

Daily!

tequila reviews, agave spiritsLook for your favorite–or start up or little known–tequila or mezcal brands to be deconstructed, dissected and discussed by our Founder, Alex Perez, and CEO Mike Morales.

Plus…

We’re planning some surprise guest hosts to star with Mike on special episodes of Sipping Off The Cuff ™ that will be taped from some of the more popular and trendy tequila bars around the country.

Sipping Off The Cuff ™–On Demand!

 

Fast and Furious, agave spiritsDon’t worry if you miss a chapter or two of these upcoming reviews with Alex and Mike.

They’ll be coming in fast and furious till the end of the year, but you can always catch up by subscribing to our YouTube channel, as well as following TequilaAficionado.com’s Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest pages.

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Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

 

 

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