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Interview with Martin Grassl of Porfidio

Interview with Porfidio owner Martin Grassl by Alexander Perez, September 2000 TA: You are one of the ones that predicted the export market a few years ago – how did you predict that? I think that usually fashion changes start out in the United States and if you might remember 10 years ago tequila was … Read moreInterview with Martin Grassl of Porfidio

Founder’s Feature: Interview with Martin Grassl of Porfidio

Founder’s Features During Tequila Aficionado’s restructuring in 2o13, we took a complete inventory of all the content we had created over the years and found that many historically significant items had never made it into the previous incarnations of the Tequila Aficionado website.  Now, as we embark on Tequila Aficionado’s 15th year, we are expanding … Read moreFounder’s Feature: Interview with Martin Grassl of Porfidio

Tequila Aficionado Highlights 2018 with the Brands of Promise© Awards

Female Master Distillers Dominate in Distinct Agave Spirits Categories  For Immediate release! Tequila Aficionado Media 2018 Brands of Promise© Awards January, 15, 2019, San Antonio, TX—On Monday, January 14, 2019, in a LIVE Facebook Premier broadcast, Tequila Aficionado Media capped off a busy 2018 with its esteemed Sixth Annual Brands of Promise© Awards, acknowledging worthwhile labels of … Read moreTequila Aficionado Highlights 2018 with the Brands of Promise© Awards

2018 Brands of Promise Winners Announced

Tequila Aficionado Media is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Brands of Promise Awards in all categories:     Agave Spirit Award Porfidio Single 100% Agave Americana Edition [India] (S3xA) [40% ABV, 80 proof] Gold Aguardiente from Blue Agave (Distilled from Agave Spirit) Onilikan Aguardiente de Agave Azul (80 proof, 40% ABV) Gold … Read more2018 Brands of Promise Winners Announced

2018 Brands of Promise Nominees Announced

Congratulations to all of the 2018 Nominees for Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards!  All of the nominees and their categories are listed below. If you were nominated and would like to use your Nominee medal, you can click on the medal to the right –> to download a zip file.  (Right click on the … Read more2018 Brands of Promise Nominees Announced

Men In Tequila: Martin Grassl Speaks Out

International Man of Mystery Throughout his checkered career in the Tequila world and beyond, Porfidio’s Martin Grassl has been largely viewed by the general public as an “international man of mystery.” Disrupting a Mexican Tequila Industry that doesn’t take kindly to outsiders telling it how to make its own emblematic spirit, Grassl’s vintages of tequila … Read moreMen In Tequila: Martin Grassl Speaks Out

Tequila: A Global History by Ian Williams

There are few books on the subject of Tequila that are considered classics.  The Book Of Tequila by the late, great Bob Emmons, stands out as the most essential for any student of agave spirits. I consider Emmons the first, true Tequila Journalist.  He was the first American author to demystify the much maligned Mexican … Read moreTequila: A Global History by Ian Williams

New Mexico Tequila Experience 2002

On Friday, November 15, 2002, the “Largest Tequila Tasting of its kind in the Southwest” happened at the historic La Posada de Albuquerque in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. I’ve often been accused of making astonishing comparisons to prove a point. Where some like to compare “apples to apples,” I like to compare apples to oranges. … Read moreNew Mexico Tequila Experience 2002

2nd Annual New Mexico International Tequila Experience™

  From the Tequila Aficionado Vault, June 2, 2002 Mike Morales and his team do it again, with the 2nd Annual New Mexico International Tequila Experience™ the largest tequila tasting in the South West. A Night to Remember “The demand for more information after our inaugural show had been overwhelming, and this year’s event has … Read more2nd Annual New Mexico International Tequila Experience™