Tequila Aficionado Geek Squad – ArteNom 1580

Rick Thibault Levy and M.A. “Mike” Morales discuss the various “vintages” of tequilas and the small batch tequila brands that make them so popular. Reading tequila labels can be a fascinating education in and of itself! Find out more about craft tequilas and the various methods being used to create unique vintages and bottles that … Read more

Sipping Off the Cuff: Seleccion ArteNOM 1579 Tequila Blanco

Sipping Off the Cuff: Seleccion ArteNOM 1579 Tequila Blanco     Tequila ArteNOM presents regional tequila selections of distinct altitude, agave cultivation, and distillation technique. Selección de 1579 Blanco: The mountain town of Jesús-María (elev. 6,079’) is tequila’s highest altitude agave region, and the El Pandillo Distillery is arguably one of the most forward-thinking and … Read more

Sipping Off the Cuff with ArteNOM 1414

ArteNOM: Carefully Curated Tequila ArteNOM presents regional tequila selections of distinct altitude, agave cultivation, and distillation technique. https://youtu.be/Itd8wUXsGBw Selección de 1579 Blanco: The mountain town of Jesús-María (elev. 6,079’) is tequila’s highest altitude agave region, and the El Pandillo Distillery is arguably one of the most forward-thinking and sustainable distilleries in the business. There, Felipe … Read more

Sipping Off the Cuff with ArteNOM 1580

In order to allow Alex time to get started with his Classic Mixology Shows, we’ve brought on another great palate to help us do some Sipping Off the Cuff Shows with Mike Morales.  Please welcome tequila connoisseur, collector and enthusiast Rick Levy in his first show with us. https://youtu.be/Xg_StOgT2rw ArteNOM: The Art of the NOM … Read more

Tomorrow We Ride! #WildWildWest2017

It’s time for the…   We’re packing up and getting ready to ride for some spectacular brands this year.  Here’s what our tour itinerary looks like, barring any unforeseen adventures.  It’ll be a nonstop month of tequila and mezcal fun! Follow #WildWildWest2017 Follow us on Facebook HERE for all of our LIVE broadcasts.  Follow us … Read more

2016 Brands of Promise

2016 Brands of Promise Nominees Click here for the complete list of Categories, Nominees and Winners Watch the presentation of the winners: Watch the reviews of the nominees: Blanco Nominees Alicantes (only; very artisanal) Tequila 21 AquaRiva Santera Pepe Zevada Tres 888 Siempre Nocaut Reserva DesMaDre Giggling Marlin Frida Kahlo Hacienda Mercado   Legacy Blanco Nominees … Read more

2016 Brands of Promise Nominee List

2016 Brands of Promise Nominees Blanco Nominees Alicantes (only; very artisanal) Tequila 21 AquaRiva Santera Pepe Zevada Tres 888 Siempre Nocaut Reserva DesMaDre Giggling Marlin Frida Kahlo Hacienda Mercado Legacy Blanco Nominees ArteNOM 1580 (only) ArteNOM 1579 (only) Legacy High Proof Nominee Herradura Colección de la Casa (Directo del Alambique Blanco; 110 proof, 55%ABV) Reposado Nominees Tequila … Read more

Los Osuna’s Dream Maker

[From September 11 to October 2, 2016, Tequila Aficionado Media, sponsored by 34 expressions representing 21 brands, embarked on a monumental RV road show dubbed, The Heartland Tour.  In these next passages, we recount the historic–and epic–highlights.  *FTC Disclosure: Brands appearing on the Tequila Aficionado Dia de Los Muertos & Heartland Tour had to be … Read more

The Agave Shortage of 2017 Is Worse Than We Thought

We tried to pretend it didn’t already exist. Articles on an impending agave shortage had been showing up since late 2015, but we thought safety precautions were in place.  The Consejo Regulador del Tequila (CRT) had it all handled. Then, this happened… Snow In Arandas On March 10, 2016, Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico, considered part of the … Read more

Heartland Tour Tasting in Kansas Leads to Distribution Deals

[The spirits that traveled with us were paid sponsors of the Tequila Aficionado Heartland Tour and paid a nominal fee to be mentioned here and on our networks as we saw fit.  Felipe’s Restaurant provided us with no payment but the food was well worth it.  We were hungry.]  Our Friends at Felipe’s The Lujano … Read more