El Silencio Mezcal In this episode of Sipping Off The Cuff, Tequila Aficionado’s Alexander Perez and Mike Morales introduce our first official Mezcal tasting (look for Sotols coming soon too) of 2014 with El Silencio Mezcal. This promises to be a year filled with delicious mezcals and we are pleased to kick it off with … Read moreSipping Off The Cuff: El Silencio Mezcal
[Editor’s Note: All photos and videos are by Tequila Jockey, David Dinius, Special Correspondent to Tequila Aficionado Media at the Mammoth Margarita Festival. Thanks also to Michelle Dinius and David Decker.] For Love and Fun One of the more beloved #agavespirits events is @MargFest1 in Mammoth Lakes, CA. Click To Tweet One of the more … Read moreLove and Fun at the Mammoth Margarita Festival
Dogmatism sometimes gets the better of us. When we’re teaching about the culture of mezcal, it is sometimes very easy to exaggerate and mis-state, by finding fact where there is none. And when we’re preaching to the uninformed, we sometimes forget that there is always fact-checking. The uninitiated will not always take what is stated … Read moreMezcal and Dogmatism in Oaxaca: Acknowledge Other Points of View (Part 7 of 7)
I’ve read that the worst way to bastardize mezcal is to use it in a cocktail. Since publication that author has graciously tempered his dogmatism, likely after having realized that promoting mezcal as an ingredient in cocktails helps everyone in the broader alcohol consumption industry. Some bartenders still believe that it is not worth it to use a high quality expensive mezcal … Read moreMezcal and Dogmatism in Oaxaca: The Cocktail Craze (Part 3 of 7)
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 moreAnnouncing the 2014 Brands of Promise Nominees!
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 more2014 Brands of Promise
Tequila Tasting For those of you familiar with our tequila tasting program, Sipping Off The Cuff, we’re filming today! Sipping Off The Cuff Tonight with tequila Aficionado! Look for live tweets! Click To Tweet How Much is Enough? 24 bottles of agave goodness are lined up and ready to offer themselves to M.A. … Read moreTequila Tasting Tonight!