Ken Austin and Avion Knock it Out of the Park with Avion Espresso

The Package The packaging was promising.  The bottle is a deep, earthy brown-black like those cups of coffee I enjoy every morning.  The lettering was white with gold trim, just enough bling to show they’d taken some pride in this product. The Open Alex’s Inspector Clouseau voice kept coming to mind as I broke the seal.  I removed … Read more

The Agave Panic of 2018: Bloodshed on the Streets of Tequila

Bloodshed On Jan. 22, 2018, a particularly savvy tequila brand owner announced in a private message to this office: “Agave prices out of control.  $22/kilo.  Industry getting destroyed!” Coincidentally, earlier that same day, another brand owner/ambassador admitted to us that the current cost had blown up to $24/kilo. That savvy brand owner then added to … Read more

How to Infuse Your Tequila Con Ganas

How to Infuse Your Tequila Con Ganas Click To Tweet The Bing Crosby Effect Influencer Marketing is a hot social media buzz phrase that can be directly attributed to Bing Crosby. From the moment the famed crooner, and fellow entertainer and business partner, Phil Harris, imported Herradura, the first 100% agave tequila into the US, … Read more

Avion Espresso Flourless Mocha Mug Cake

It all started when I checked in to Pinterest to make some updates.  I found this recipe for Four Ingredient Flourless Chocolate Mug Cake.  It’s been pinned over 10,000 times for good reason. How can I add Avion Espresso to this recipe? Of course, my first thought, as it is for every chocolate recipe is … Read more

Avion Anejo Tequila Review

Avion Anejo Tequila Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Avion Anejo Tequila, nominating it for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards. Avion Tequila “A great anejo” Click To Tweet Avion Anejo Age: Two years (Twice as long as than the industry norm) Color: Rich amber Aroma: Roasted agave with woody notes and hints … Read more

Avion Reposado Tequila Review

Avion Reposado Tequila Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Avion Reposado Tequila, nominating it for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards. Avion Reposado Age: Six months (3 times longer than the industry norm) Color: Light amber Aroma: Roasted agave with pleasant notes of oak and vanilla Taste: Floral with hints of cherry, peach and … Read more

Avion Blanco Tequila Review

Avion Blanco Tequila Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Avion Blanco Tequila, nominating it for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards. Avion Blanco (Silver) Voted “World’s Best Tasting Tequila” and “Best Unaged White Spirit” at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, ranking #1 against all tequilas, vodkas, gins and white rums. Age: Unaged … Read more

Tequila Test Kitchen: Avion Espresso Cake

Tequila Test Kitchen You may have heard about the Tequila Aficionado Test Kitchen.  I’d like to share one of our projects with you today. When Ken Austin was kind enough to send us a bottle of Avion’s brand new Avion Espresso, I fell so deeply in love with this rich nectar that combined my two … Read more

Defying gravity: Avion founder ‘passionate and proud’

By Ryan Kelley | 10.01.10 Avion, the other character in HBO’s Entourage Everyone in the business of selling high-quality, premium 100% blue agave tequila shares a primary mission of educating consumers on sipping ‘good’ tequila and breaking the mixto curse that comes from youthful indulgence and agave abuse. Some people were cursed so badly they … Read more

Mezcal Tour Supports Advancement of Indigenous Women

It perhaps should come as no surprise in the face of this year’s outpouring of generosity within the context of COVID-19, that there exist entrepreneurs whose primary impetus for what they do is charitable. I recently had a virtual sit-down with Alvin Starkman, who together with Randall Stockton operates Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca (www.mezcaleducationalexcursions.com). … Read more

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