Tequila vs Mezcal: The Director’s Cut

Skepticism and Terror In early June 2017, I was interviewed via email by VinePair’s conscientious staff writer, Nickolaus Hines, on whether I thought that mezcal could “…Grow its way to the Mainstream Without Losing its Roots.” Skepticism usually sets in whenever we’re approached for quotes by writers attempting to compose complex articles about the plight … Read more

The Tequila 3 Ring Circus

The End of an Era The Tequila 3 Ring Circus is in Town. Click To Tweet Inspired by this poignant and heartfelt Facebook post by Tom Nall, the gregarious co-founder of Republic Tequila, and Empresario LLC:  The Tequila 3 Ring Circus is in Town A new circus has replaced “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Imagine … Read more

Corner Restaurant Fuels the Fire of Austin’s Craft Tequila Scene

[In mid-February 2016, at the suggestion of Andres Garcia, Regional Sales Manager of award winning Embajador tequila, Tequila Aficionado Media met with Brian Jaymont, General Manager of the Corner Restaurant, inside the JW Marriott in the heart of Austin, Texas. We were first exposed to the fine hospitality of the JW Marriott on our second visit to the Texas Nightclub … Read more

Arte del Mezcal Texas Tour with Wahaka Mezcal

On the evening of January 15, 2016, during the busy San Antonio Cocktail Conference weekend, Tequila Aficionado’s Mike Morales was invited to sit in on mezcal historian and author Ulises Torrentera’s Arte del Mezcal class and discussion. As a bonus, the event was sponsored by the luscious Wahaka Mezcal brand and moderated and translated by its … Read more

Last Tequila Standing: Ekeco Tequila

  Ekeco Tequila De origen natural y ecológico con singular identidad y pureza por la materia prima con que se elabora, que proviene del agave azul, este tequila tiene que esperar hasta ocho años desde la siembra y fertilización natural con composta y sin ningún tipo de químicos, del Agave Tequilana weber variedad azul, único … Read more

Last Tequila Standing: Crotalo Tequila Shake & Snake Margarita

  About Crotalo Tequila Crotalo Tequila is a traditionally crafted, limited production premium tequila. One hundred percent blue agave is hand selected and harvested with a coa by our jimadors, ensuring that only the finest pínas are used to produce Crotalo Tequila.​​ Our triple distilled plata followed by our double distilled reposado, añejo, extra añejo … Read more

Last Tequila Standing: Crotalo Tequila

  About Crotalo Tequila Crotalo Tequila is a traditionally crafted, limited production premium tequila. One hundred percent blue agave is hand selected and harvested with a coa by our jimadors, ensuring that only the finest pínas are used to produce Crotalo Tequila.​​ Our triple distilled plata followed by our double distilled reposado, añejo, extra añejo … Read more

Diddy Disses Tequila’s Jimadores….

What’s Wrong With This Picture? By now, many of you may have already seen both of these distasteful photos on Diddy’s Instagram account for his new venture with Diageo and DeLeón tequila that began in early 2014. Dressed in his trademark dark suit, Diddy attempts to sacrifice a blue agave piña while at the same time asking … Read more

New NOM List (19 August 2014) Becomes Tequila Adventure

Administrative Adventures With The Tequila NOM List The 19 August 2014 NOM List provided by the Consejo Regulador del Tequila (CRT) proved to be quite an afternoon adventure for us at Tequila Aficionado Media. New Privacy Laws Affect NOM List First we noticed the “Representante” (Representative) column was missing as well as the “Titular” (Brand … Read more

Change is at Hand for the Tequila Market, Part II

  Part II of II Written by Chris Zarus of TequilaRack The Economic Fall of the Medium Sized Producer As the dooms day clock ticks down, all but the biggest distilleries, short on cash and heavy in liquid inventory, will soon be courting anyone with a US dollar. But that market is rather small, and … Read more