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

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™

Interview with Sammy Hagar from Cabo Wabo Tequila

In March, Tequila Aficionado Magazine attended the 28th International Nightclub & Bar/Beverage Retailer Convention and Trade Show hosted by Restaurant Marketing Magazine. It was an incredible show to say the least. Among the many tequila companies represented, we had an opportunity to visit with Sammy Hagar from Cabo Wabo tequila. Tequila Aficionado: How do you … Read moreInterview with Sammy Hagar from Cabo Wabo Tequila