Archive for the ‘Agave’ Category

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 […]


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. […]

Embajador Tequila Supreme Añejo Review by Steve Coomes

Compared to its siblings, Embajador Supreme Añejo is a big, big brother.  Rested for 18 months—a full 10 months longer than its Premium Reposado—Supreme is a veritable post-grad student compared to its primary school brothers. Yet, for all that age its color is surprisingly pale gold.  Not that color determines everything, but 18 months is […]

Embajador Tequila Premium Reposado Review by Steve Coomes

Premium, the second of three Embajador Tequila offerings can be described as the good middle child of the bunch– Eager to please, never offending, yet losing a tad of its uniqueness sandwiched between its siblings. According to the distiller, it’s rested for eight months in American and French Oak barrels, meaning the final product is a […]

Tequila Aficionado Media Reveals 2014 Brands of Promise™ Winners!

Awards Announced During a LIVE Google Hangout Telecast For Immediate Release! March, 28, 2015, San Antonio, TX—In an unprecedented live Google Hangout telecast, Tequila Aficionado Media ( unveiled its Second Annual 2014 Brands Of Promise™ Award winners in Tequila, Mezcal and several other agave related categories.  A full list of Brands Of Promise™ winners can […]

A cocktail and sample of T1.

A Bartender’s Tip from Germán González

In this clip, Germán González, distiller of T1 Tequila Uno and Tears of Llorana, reveals the difficulty in getting consumers to sip 100% agave tequila and shares a technique that a particular bartender uses to educate drinkers who ask for T1 in a cocktail. A thoughtful bartender or mixologist will always serve the customer in […]

Agave fields.

The Rules of Agave with Germán González

In these next two clips, while enjoying sips of Germán González’s masterpiece, Tears of Llorona, we discuss the ins and outs of the tequila business. The Only Rule That Counts Germán Gonzalez, distiller of T1 Tequila Uno and Tears of Llorana, reveals the only real rule, according to the normas (the rules and regulations that govern the […]

T1 Tequila Uno Selecto

Tasting Tequila Uno with Germán González (5)

Tequila Uno–Selecto Germán González, distiller of T1 Tequila Uno and Tears of Llorana, shares his views on T1 Selecto, and how he balances alcohol and water to obtain the right amount of agave elements. Selecto Flavor Notes Hand selected maduro (mature) agave goes into this blanco at just the right ABV (alcohol by volume) to release an […]

A Truckload of Agave – Agave Spirits, That Is

Agave Spirits Everywhere!     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 […]