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Casa Noble Joven Review

Casa Noble Joven   Few spirits I’ve tasted—tequila or otherwise—grabbed my attention the way Casa Noble Joven did when I tasted it at the distillery two years ago. Traveling with a press group led by the distillery’s CEO, Pepe Hermosillo, we’d consumed multiple expressions of Casa Noble while there. But this one, packing a 104 […]

The Texas Bar & Nightclub Alliance Convention

What’s New The Texas Bar & Nightclub Alliance Convention successfully launched its first annual event at the Radisson Hotel & Suites in downtown Austin on August 10-11, 2014. Primarily a show that serves the spirits industry (or trade) in Texas, for us at Tequila Aficionado Media, it was a chance to visit with new brands, products […]

JLP Golden Lime Margarita Review

JLP Golden Lime Margarita (NOM 1416) Hands down, the best ready-to-drink margarita on the market today! When Javier Martinez sent us samples of his JLP Tequila ready-to-drink margarita in a can, we really weren’t sure what to expect. Before I learned about sipping tequilas, I was a margarita girl. I’ve tried every ready-mixed margarita I […]

It’s Margarita Madness!

Margarita madness begins today! In an effort to remain unbiased during National Tequila Week (here at Tequila Aficionado, every day is Tequila Day, but our nation only gives it a single holiday), Tequila Aficionado is featuring all margaritas until we run out of mixers!  It’s Margarita Madness! It’s our quinceanera and we’ll mix if we want […]

Quinceaneras are for Divas: Diva Tequila Cupcakes

We’re expecting the gentlemen from Del Bravo for a visit on Monday so I’m doing a little preparation in the kitchen today. Whenever we’re contacted by brand owners who will be coming through San Antonio, we like to invite them to the Tequila Aficionado Headquarters for drinks and a chat.  We like to film a […]

Tequila Penasco Anejo by Steve Coomes

 The Ohio Valley’s schizophrenic spring weather has had an unexpectedly positive effect on my home liquor cabinet. Since it’s been too warm for the furnace and too cool for the air conditioner, the house temp has averaged about 75 degrees for two months. And one of the most notable beneficiaries is Tequila Penasco Anejo (the […]

Tequila Penasco Reposado by Steve Coomes

Tequila Penasco Reposado The quality of tequila pushing into the U.S. market is so high these days that it’s hard to write a really bad review.  It’s easy to be wowed by some more than others, and some, though good, make me question the price point, but I have yet to find one I’d swear […]

Tequila Peñasco Plata Review by Steve Coomes

As an old journalist, I fancy myself a decent researcher, but gathering good intel on Tequila Peñasco is difficult. Its website is buggy and provides scant information about what appears to be a young brand. The oldest press releases there date back to 2013 and its distribution in the American market is only to seven […]

Sipping Off The Cuff™ with Piedra Azul Blanco

Piedra Azul Blanco Alex Perez and Mike Morales taste and discuss Piedra Azul Blanco tequila in this episode of Tequila Aficionado’s Sipping Off The Cuff.  This award-winning tequila blanco comes highly recommended by Tequila Aficionado’s M.A. “Mike” Morales and Alexander Perez.  Salud! The 1st Episode of Sipping Off The Cuff for 2014 with @PiedraAzulTeq Click […]

De La Tierre Maple Cinnamon Liqueur

Originally posted on April 11, 2013 at The maple trees of the north and the agave from the south have French kissed while dancing the Salsa. When it comes to all things Canadian, I don’t mess around.  I sing the Canadian national Anthem – IN FRENCH. Je suis Quebecois! My ancestor Francois Louis Thibault […]