Tequila Aficionado’s Open Bar with Mestizo Mezcal

Join Mike Morales and Lisa Pietsch of Tequila Aficionado as they discuss Mestizo Mezcal with the creators of this award winning gateway mezcal. Save Mezcal! Click Here to Sign the Petition Against Nom 199 Save Mezcal! Sign the Petition Against Nom 199 Click To Tweet From the Mestizo Mezcal Website: Our Brand The name of … Read moreTequila Aficionado’s Open Bar with Mestizo Mezcal

Sipping Off The Cuff: Mestizo Mezcal Anejo

Mike & Alex taste and discuss Mestizo Mezcal Anejo. Find Mestizo Mezcal online here. Mestizo Mezcal on Facebook & Twitter.   Brands of Promise LIVE Broadcast On Saturday, March 28, at 7:00 PM Central Time, the Tequila Aficionado 2014 Brands of Promise Award Winners will be announced LIVE online on Google Hangouts. Join Us on … Read moreSipping Off The Cuff: Mestizo Mezcal Anejo

Sipping Off The Cuff: Mestizo Mezcal Reposado

Mike & Alex taste and discuss Mestizo Mezcal Reposado. Find Mestizo Mezcal online here. Mestizo Mezcal on Facebook & Twitter. Brands of Promise LIVE Broadcast On Saturday, March 28, at 7:00 PM Central Time, the Tequila Aficionado 2014 Brands of Promise Award Winners will be announced LIVE online on Google Hangouts. Join Us on Google … Read moreSipping Off The Cuff: Mestizo Mezcal Reposado

Sipping Off The Cuff: Mestizo Mezcal Blanco

Mike & Alex taste and discuss Mestizo Mezcal Blanco. Find Mestizo Mezcal online here. Mestizo Mezcal on Facebook & Twitter. Brands of Promise LIVE Broadcast On Saturday, March 28, at 7:00 PM Central Time, the Tequila Aficionado 2014 Brands of Promise Award Winners will be announced LIVE online on Google Hangouts. Join Us on Google … Read moreSipping Off The Cuff: Mestizo Mezcal Blanco

Mestizo Mezcal–A Perfect Convergence of Cultures

  When we first met Arturo Palencia, co-founder of the award winning Mestizo Mezcal, we were struck by his boyish charm and seemingly tender age.  We were surprised to discover that this thirty-something was no newcomer to the competitive and often brutal spirits industry. In this clip, Arturo tells how he became involved with mezcal and the … Read moreMestizo Mezcal–A Perfect Convergence of Cultures

Sipping Off The Cuff | Scorpion Mezcal Joven Blue Agave [Transcript]

Watch the original video review here   MIKE: HI, I’m Mike Morales you’re watching Sipping Off the Cuff on Tequila Aficionado, a part of Tequila Aficionado Media. I’m here in San Antonio and that gentleman over there is…  RICK: Rick Levy in San Diego. MIKE: (laughing) Rick. Tonight, I’m so excited. We have been trying … Read moreSipping Off The Cuff | Scorpion Mezcal Joven Blue Agave [Transcript]

Artisanal Mezcal in Oaxaca 25 Years Hence: No Two Batches are Different

By Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D. Not to scare the bejesus out of mezcal aficionados, but the industry must be careful as the popularity of the spirit skyrockets, so as not to lose one of its hallmarks, that is the uniqueness of every lot distilled.  We still hear and read that no two batches of (artisanal) … Read moreArtisanal Mezcal in Oaxaca 25 Years Hence: No Two Batches are Different

Tequila Aficionado’s Tequila & Mezcal Road Show, Part 3

[From October 14 to October 28, 2015, Tequila Aficionado Media, accompanied by 33 expressions representing 19 brands, embarked on an epic RV road show christened, The Dia de los Muertos Tequila & Mezcal Tour.  In these next passages, we recount the historic–and hysteric–highlights.]  Church, Tacos, and Tequila With Roger Clyne Phoenix, Arizona One of the … Read moreTequila Aficionado’s Tequila & Mezcal Road Show, Part 3

Aiding Artisanal Mezcal Producers in Oaxaca from the Bottom Up

By Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D.  Export brand owners of Oaxacan artisanal mezcal, the increasingly popular agave based Mexican spirit, come in many shapes and sizes.  Some are proprietors of their own distilleries, or palenques are they’re known in this southern Mexico state.  Others buy their liquid from small-scale family owned and operated facilities; in some … Read moreAiding Artisanal Mezcal Producers in Oaxaca from the Bottom Up

Mezcal and Dogmatism in Oaxaca: Reposados & Anejos (Part 2 of 7)

Some say you should never drink reposado or añejo mezcal.  When pressed for a reason they often state that it alters the natural flavors and aromas of the agave.  True enough, but so what? Could one not equally use the word “enhances?” The same industry people, often owners and employees of mezcalerías, however, don’t think twice about encouraging … Read moreMezcal and Dogmatism in Oaxaca: Reposados & Anejos (Part 2 of 7)