Sipping Off The Cuff: Don Fermin Reposado

Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Don Fermin Reposado Tequila. Here’s what they thought: “Caramel vanilla aftertaste” and, unenthusiastically, “a nice reposado”. TEQUILA DON FERMÍN REPOSADO Color and Body: Clear tones of agave syrup, medium body.Aroma: a harmonious blend of vanilla, black olive, cooked agave and wood. Taste: Slightly sweet with clear notes … Read more

Sipping Off The Cuff: Don Fermin Blanco

Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Don Fermin Blanco Tequila, nominating it for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards. Don Fermin Blanco Tequila: “A nice long finish” says Tequila Aficionado Click To Tweet Tequila Don Fermin Plata Color and Body: Brilliantly clear platinum, with medium body. An expression of the highest purity as … Read more

Heartland Tour Map & Itinerary

*FTC Disclosure: Brands appearing on the Tequila Aficionado Dia de Los Muertos & Heartland Tour had to be vetted as Brand of Promise Nominees and paid a nominal fee to be on the tour. It’s Official – We Have a Rockin’ Itinerary!! Here’s the map – it is a public map on Google so feel … Read more

Open Bar #4 With Glass Bottom Distributors

In our 4th Open Bar show, Mike Morales and Lisa Pietsch talk with Humberto Ibarra of Glass Bottom Distributors. Some of the topics include women who love mezcal, the diffusor in tequila production, empowering small brands, and much more! Visit: http://www.glassbottomdistributors.com/ Tweet: https://twitter.com/GlassBottomDist Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassbottom/ Glass Bottom on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glassbottomdistributors Mezcal Legendario Domingo on Facebook: … Read more

Announcing the 2014 Brands of Promise Nominees!

As you can guess by our announcement date, we’ve had a full year of tastings and reviews.  While we still have video reviews of several brands left to broadcast, we wanted to share our list of nominees with you: 2014 Brands of Promise Blanco Tequila Nominees #BOP2014 Click To Tweet Blanco Tequilas Fubar (only) Tromba … Read more

2014 Brands of Promise

2014 Brands of Promise Blanco Tequila Nominees #BOP2014 Click To Tweet Blanco Tequilas Fubar (only) Tromba Caos Piedra Azul Titanium Penasco Trianon Don Nacho (regular) Don Nacho (extra premium) Calavera (lowland agave; brick oven baked/autoclave) Huizache Circulo Cesar Chavez Cabresto Demetrio Whispering Eye Gaviota Senda Real Don Fermin Blanco High Proof Astral (46% ABV) Blanco … Read more

Dazed & Diffused: More on the Diffuser in Tequila Production

We briefly tackled the diffuser controversy earlier in 2014 with The Diffusor in Tequila Production: Are They Cheating? and in Craft Tequila–WTF Does THAT Mean? Part 2  where we featured our Craft Tequila Gauntlet to help you make better buying decisions when seeking quality craft tequilas.  Here, Tequila Aficionado Media delves deeper… What’s Not on The Menu On … Read more

Jessica’s Journey: Sunday in Guadalajara

Nothing Mundane about Sunday in Guadalajara by Jessica Arent   Brunch Sunday, typically the only day off for those who work in Mexico, is a day of rest and socializing. Instead of working, this was the day I got to experience some of Guadalajara. The day began with brunch at the hotel restaurant. Guadalajara is … Read more