Archive for the ‘Lifestyle’ Category

Barrio Café por Avión at PHX Sky Harbor International Airport.

Barrio Café–A Tequila Oasis

[In an industry of cookie-cutter airport cantinas, it was refreshing to experience a little bit of the local flavor at Barrio Café during a recent layover at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport’s Terminal 4.] *Yawn!* Frequent flyers are a highly sought after target market.  Just ask any company that pays top dollar to advertise in in-flight magazines.  They’ll admit that […]

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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 […]

Lone Bottle of Mexican Moonshine

Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine is Back in Texas

A Triumphant Return to Tejas On this soggy and swampy St. Patrick’s Day, I was graciously invited to spend the afternoon at Sam’s Burger Joint by Mexican Moonshine creator and indie music rock star,  Roger Clyne.  He had arrived in Texas for a busy week of concerts at the famed music, media, film conference and festival, South […]

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How Your Favorite Periodicals Perpetuate Tequila Myths

Editors of major men’s magazines still insist that their audience only shoots tequila. Click To Tweet One Day, At Band Camp… Recently, myself, and a few select others in this tightly knit tequila community, were asked to be interviewed for quotes concerning “surprising things you can do with tequila” for the May issue of a major, worldwide men’s […]

No Snifters.

San Antonio Cocktail Conference Media Party

[The fourth annual San Antonio Cocktail Conference was held from January 15 to January 18, 2015 here in San Antonio, Texas.  Tequila Aficionado Media attended with particular interest in all events surrounding agave spirits.] Wednesday Night Media Party #SACC2015 As most of San Antonio’s cocktail culture creatures were safely at home in their jammies on the eve […]

How to Taste Tequila Like a Catador…

…Or, at least, how to act like one There are two official schools in Mexico that train people to be certified catadores (tequila tasters).  One is actually a faction of the original school established in 2000 and known as the Academia Mexicana del Tequila (Mexican Tequila Academy). After a bitter falling out between the founders, […]

DIY With Empty Tequila Bottles

Recycle or Upcycle? If you’re anything like us, you’ve got a ridiculous collection of empty tequila bottles that you just don’t want to throw away.  Either the tequila was so delightful, you shared it with friends on a special occasion, the bottles are too beautiful or you just want a library of the tequilas you’ve […]

The Roca Patron Road Show

  Roca Patron Hits The Road All across the country, in carefully selected cities where the beautiful people roam like Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Miami, and San Francisco, the Patrón PR machine (which spent a reported $34.1 million in measured media in 2013), is rolling out its new Roca Patrón line of tequilas. Here in […]

The Gift Shop for Every Tequila Aficionado

Have you been to the Tequila Aficionado Gift Shop yet?  It’s a pretty laid back place where we have all the finer things in life at great prices and we always encourage shoppers to sip a glass of their favorite tequila while they shop in their pajamas (without risk of finding themselves on a People […]

Tequila Matchmaker & Tequila Aficionado

Tequila Matchmaker Each tequila has its own “flavor fingerprint,” and each person has his or her own flavor preferences. Tequila Matchmaker‘s proprietary matching algorithm uses nine different characteristics to find the best matches for you based upon the reviews you do of the tequilas you drink.  The Matchmaker app it gets smarter the more you […]

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