Caprese Salad with Siempre Tequila

The first time I tried Siempre Tequila, I knew immediately that it’s herbaceousness would work perfectly in a vinaigrette. Now when most people consider using tequila in a salad dressing they want to start adding avocados and limes and getting all kitchy on the Margarita theme. But I’m here to tell you that you need to … Read moreCaprese Salad with Siempre Tequila

Sipping Off the Cuff | Siempre Tequila Blanco

Visit Siempre Tequila online.  From Siempre Tequila: Fall in love, quit your job and make tequila. That’s what Alex and Monica did. Traditionally crafted in small batches Siempre® Tequila Plata is a unique luxury spirit made with a fusion of single estate 100% Blue Weber Agave from both the highlands and lowlands of Jalisco, Mexico. … Read moreSipping Off the Cuff | Siempre Tequila Blanco

Sipping off the Cuff with Por Siempre Sotol

Mike and Alex taste and discuss our first Sotol of 2016, Por Siempre Sotol. Mike and Alex taste and discuss Por Siempre #Sotol Click To Tweet About SOTOL POR SIEMPRE From the high desert slopes of the Sierra Madres Mountains, in the heart of Chihuahua, Mexico, comes Sotol Por Siempre. A unique spirit distilled from the … Read moreSipping off the Cuff with Por Siempre Sotol

Siempre Tequila – Bartenders Battle in Toronto #respecttheagave

We haven’t tasted Siempre yet (we’re hoping to) but we like to encourage any events that promote tequilas – especially in Canada, where a wide variety of agave spirits is hard to come by. If you attend this event, please let us know how it went. We’d love to share your video or written review. … Read moreSiempre Tequila – Bartenders Battle in Toronto #respecttheagave

Sotol’s Cultural Appropriation

For over the past seven years, I’ve been a huge supporter of the Mexican spirit known as sotol.  You can read what I had to say about it in Tom Barry’s excellent article, A Sotol Story. In case you’re unaware, sotol is made from the Desert Spoon plant (Dasylirion wheeleri) that grows in Northern Mexico, as … Read moreSotol’s Cultural Appropriation

Tomorrow We Ride! #WildWildWest2017

It’s time for the…   We’re packing up and getting ready to ride for some spectacular brands this year.  Here’s what our tour itinerary looks like, barring any unforeseen adventures.  It’ll be a nonstop month of tequila and mezcal fun! Follow #WildWildWest2017 Follow us on Facebook HERE for all of our LIVE broadcasts.  Follow us … Read moreTomorrow We Ride! #WildWildWest2017

Women In the Tequila Industry: Erika Vargas Flores

Erika Vargas Flores has spearheaded Altos Cienega Unidos (NOM 1570) in the village of Rancho Lagunillas, nestled in Atotonilco El Alto, for the past four years. When upstart flagship brand, El Consuelo, won the coveted 2016 Brands Of Promise(C) award in the Organic category, tequila aficionados everywhere took notice. Subsequently, we came to discover that … Read moreWomen In the Tequila Industry: Erika Vargas Flores

Tequila Aficionado Media Goes Global with 2016 Brands of Promise Award Winners

Tequila Aficionado Media Goes Global with 2016 Brands of Promise Award Winners Champions worthy agave spirits brands in various categories 2016 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Blanco Tequila Winners A post shared by Tequila Aficionado (@tequilaaficionado) on Jan 28, 2017 at 11:16am PST February, 7, 2017, San Antonio, TX—Tequila Aficionado Media kicks off the spirits … Read moreTequila Aficionado Media Goes Global with 2016 Brands of Promise Award Winners

Women In The Tequila Industry: Leticia Aceves Alvarez

Women In The Tequila Industry: Leticia Aceves Alvarez of @EmbajadorTquila Click To Tweet I first met Carmen Leticia Aceves Alvarez in July 2016, during my investigative visit to Fabrica Santa Rosa.  The distillery is responsible for such fan favorite tequilas as Alma de Agave, Crótalo, Cabresto, and their flagship brand, Embajador. At a round table … Read moreWomen In The Tequila Industry: Leticia Aceves Alvarez

2016 Brands of Promise

2016 Brands of Promise Nominees Click here for the complete list of Categories, Nominees and Winners Watch the presentation of the winners: Watch the reviews of the nominees: Blanco Nominees Alicantes (only; very artisanal) Tequila 21 AquaRiva Santera Pepe Zevada Tres 888 Siempre Nocaut Reserva DesMaDre Giggling Marlin Frida Kahlo Hacienda Mercado   Legacy Blanco Nominees … Read more2016 Brands of Promise