The BIG Business of Kosher Tequila, Part III

[An urgent text message about Kosher tequila from an agave beverage manager at a thriving new bar in New York City, and the resulting questions raised from research into this misunderstood market from all points–tequila and mezcal brand owners, consumers, and rabbinical representatives of the Jewish faith–prompted me to finally discuss the positive, often flawed, and vastly under served kosher … Read more

Lunazul Primero Tequila Review

Mike & Alex taste and discuss Lunazul Primero Tequila and why they feel it is a Brand of Promise.   About Lunazul Primero: Añejo tequila that’s aged in American white oak barrels for 18 months. Tasting Notes Filtered eight times to achieve a crystal clear color. Aroma: Complex aroma with sweet, oak, caramel, apple, and … Read more

Lunazul Blanco Tequila Review

Mike & Alex taste and discuss Lunazul Tequila Blanco and why they feel it is a Brand of Promise.   About Lunazul Blanco Crystal clear, un-aged tequila that allows its 100% agave flavor to shine. This is tequila at its simplest. Tasting Notes Exceptionally smooth and balanced with bright color and silver highlights. Aroma: Refreshing … Read more

Lunazul Blanco Review by Steve Coomes

I’m always surprised when someone watches me pour a spirit from a bottle, sip it straight and then shoots me a look that implies I’m a drunk or a daredevil.  “Don’t you want to mix it first?” such inquisitors ask. “I mean, it’s kind of harsh just straight, isn’t it?” Well, of course, it can … Read more

The Results of the 2003 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

From the Vault – May 3, 2003   The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the first comprehensive, international spirits judging ever held in the United States on an annual basis. It is an unsurpassed marketing and promotional opportunity for the top medal winners. *Editor’s Note 2015* This announcement was from the 2013 show where … Read more

Tequila Aficionado Media Celebrates Día de los Muertos 2015 On The Road

Announces Unprecedented Partnerships with Top Tequilas! For Immediate Release! August 26, 2015, San Antonio, TX:  Beginning October 14-28, 2015, Tequila Aficionado Media takes to the open road accompanied by top tier tequilas destined for the Windy City of Chicago to celebrate the popular Día de los Muertos remembrance holiday. What began as a whimsical idea … Read more

Last Tequila Standing: Mi Casa Tequila

  Mi Casa Tequila is special. It truly is the spirit of our land and we’re ecstatic to introduce you to it.  Before I get into our three award winning offerings, I’d like to talk about the emerging market for boutique tequilas. In recent years tequila has gotten big, I mean really big.  The last … Read more

Mexican Spirits and Beer are Mainstream in El Norte

Made In Mexico It didn’t take the North American Free Trade Agreement to get U.S. consumers to buy Mexican. Tequilas, brandies, liqueurs and beers from south of the border have been popular here for years. Nafta, a steadily growing Hispanic population and increasingly worldly consumers have helped grow these products even more dramatically in recent … Read more

How to Drink Tequila Like a Millionaire

Originally Published Jan 22, 2010 by M.A. “Mike” Morales on CocktailMatch How to Drink Tequila Like a Millionaire In Today’s Economy… Have you found yourself cutting back on extras? Dining out less and entertaining more at home? Have you eliminated frills and gotten back to basics? Many people have. Let’s face it… 2009 was a … Read more

2014 Spirits of Mexico Winners Announced

The 2014 Spirits of Mexico winners have been announced!  There is a huge list of winners in both tequila and mezcal this year.  What do you think of these brands? Following are the winners with links to some of our articles & reviews mentioning them: Tequila Extra Añejo Tequila Herradura Seleccion Suprema – Best in … Read more