Special Feature: Riedel Glassware Care

Riedel glassware care for tequila aficionados, courtesy of Rick Thibault Levy and M.A. “Mike” Morales.   We’re all about using fine glassware to enjoy our tequilas to the fullest but washing Riedel glasses after a tasting can have you not-so-happily singing 99 Riedel glasses on the wall and counting down as the delicate buggers shatter … Read more

Special Feature: Tasting Tequila with the Riedel Ouverture Tequila Glass

Mike Morales and Alex Perez discuss the history of the Riedel Ouverture Tequila Glass, how it came to be, and the commonly accepted method of nosing and tasting tequila with the Riedel Ouverture Tequila Glass. About the Tequila Glass This elegant slender glass has a lengthy stem and is designed to lift fine Tequila to … Read more

Gourmet Fest of Café des Artistes with the participation of Riedel and Casa Noble

Originally Published in Tequila Aficionado 2002 For a second time the “Gourmet Fest of Café des Artistes” will be presented by Mr. Thierry Blouet and Mr. Phillipe Según as a gastronomic event. To be enjoyed during the fest a sample of the menu from Restaurant Café des Artistes, which has been given the unique places … Read more

Riedel launches The Tequila Glass

From the Tequila Aficionado Vault Nov 27, 2001   Riedel Crystal, Quinta Real Hotel & Casa Noble Tequila host a private presentation of the official Tequila Glass as selected a few weeks ago in Austria. George Riedel (10th Riedel Generation) discovered that the shape of the glass should be determined by the content, the correct … Read more

Chisholm Trail Crafts | Jarrito Tumbler Tasting Notes

Tasting notes submitted to Chisholm Trail Craft Glasses for the prototype of Stolzle’s jarrito tumbler, a proposed vessel designed to exclusively appreciate agave spirits. *** JARRITO TUMBLER TASTING NOTES   Mr. Romeo Hristov from Chisholm Trail Crafts, Incorporated, has asked me to test a prototype of the Jarrito tumbler for tequila/agave spirits produced by Stölzle … Read more

Sipping Off the Cuff | Route 66 Tequila Reposado [Transcript]

See the original Sipping Off the Cuff | Route 66 Tequila Reposado Review video here. ALEX: You are watching Sipping Off the Cuff on Tequila Afocionado.com, also part of Tequila Aficionado Media. I´m Alex Perez in Southern California. MIKE: (making motorcycle noises) I´m Mike Morales. ALEX: On his motorcycle. MIKE: On my air-cycle. (making motorcycle … Read more

Sipping Off the Cuff | El Consuelo Reposado [Transcript]

Watch the full video review.   MIKE: Hi, I´m MIKE Morales. You are watching Sipping Off the Cuff on Tequila Aficionado dot com, part of Tequila Aficionado Media. I´m here in San Antonio, that gentleman out there is…   RICK: RICK Levy in San Diego.   MIKE: And RICK, tonight we have the complete set … Read more

Tequila Trends in the First Half of 2017

Now that the first quarter of 2017 is in the books and we are well into spring and summer margarita season, here’s what were noticing at Tequila Aficionado Media Headquarters. The Hits Just Keep on Coming! Don’t new #tequila brands know there’s an agave crisis? Click To Tweet As we pointed out in The Agave … Read more

How to Choose the Right Tequila Glassware

Join Tequila Aficionado Media on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 9PM CST as Alex Perez and Mike Morales Blab about proper tequila glassware with Martin Duffy, exclusive US representative of the historic Glencairn Chrystal of Scotland. Riedel Launches the Tequila Glass As Tequila Aficionado Media first reported in November of 2001, and shared with you again … Read more

Winning Cocktail Recipes from Tequila Rocks

By Ryan Kelley | 05.09.11 On April 17, 2011, fourteen of the Bay Area’s best mixologists competing in the Tequila Rocks cocktail competition, sponsored by Casa Noble Tequila, at A Taste of Tequila and Tamales by the Bay, an annual benefit event for Benchmark Institute. Each contestant had five minutes to mix an original cocktail … Read more