Tears Of Llorona–Tequila’s Higher Octave

“Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.”–Ludwig van Beethoven In music, an octave is the difference in sound between the first and eighth note on a musical scale. In astrology, the planets Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are commonly considered the … Read more

Tequila Aficionado Magazine, May 2022

In this issue of Tequila Aficionado Magazine:

Who’s Who in Agave Spirits: Ruben Lopez – Sunora Bacanora
Our Tasting Team
Our Latest Reviews
Our Upcoming Reviews
May Nom List
Who’s Who in Agave Spirits: Martin Pazzani – Tears of Llorona Tequila
How to Choose a Mezcal
How to Use the Tequila Aficionado Scoring Sheet
Tequila Aficionado Tasting Sheet
Horizontal Flight Tasting Sheet
Vertical Flight Tasting Sheet
Tequila Aroma Wheel
Who’s Who in Agave Spirits: Terray Glassman – Amorada Tequila
Who’s Who in Agave Spirits index
How to Get Paid to Drink Tequila
The Tequila Aficionado Consumer Catador Course

Tequila Aficionado Magazine September 2020

Tequila Aficionado Magazine, September 2020
After 20 years of bringing consumers and craft agave spirits like tequila, mezcal, sotol and raicilla together, Tequila Aficionado is now a print magazine.

The electronic (PDF) version is always FREE for Subscribers. Visit bit.ly/subscribeTAMag to subscribe today.

Tequila Aficionado Magazine is the ONLY direct-to-consumer magazine specifically for tequila, mezcal, sotol, bacanora and other agave spirits.
In this issue of Tequila Aficionado Magazine:

Editor’s Note: Tequila Aficionado Goes Bi-Coastal!
Mezcal Tour Supports Advancement of Indigenous Women
Our Latest Reviews
Upcoming Reviews in September
Profiles in Agave Spirits: Marcos Higareda of Desmadre Tequila
Profiles in Agave Spirits: Germán González Gorrochotegui of Tears of Llorona & T1 Tequilas
Mike Morales’ SoCal Residency: Live and Virtual Events
Free Book Days
Chisholm Trail Crafts’ Jarrito Tumbler Tasting Notes
Review of Ilana Edelstein’s The Patron Way
Profiles in Agave Spirits Series Index
Tequila Aficionado Consumer Catador Course Contents
Tromba Tequila Special Collector’s Issue

Profiles in Agave Spirits Volume 4

Profiles in Agave Spirits Volume 4: The people who create and contribute to the tequila, mezcal, sotol, bacanora and other agave spirits industries (in English and Spanish).
The Profiles in Agave Spirits series of books is an encyclopedia for education, entertainment, reference and posterity with each volume including both English and Spanish translations.

By creating a Who’s Who in Agave Spirits, we provide a ready reference for those in the industry, as well as those researching or hoping to break into the industry.
We also believe that this industry deserves to have a lasting record of historical significance beyond oral history and urban legend.
Featured In Volume IV:

Liz Edwards – Founder, San Diego Spirits Festival

Germán González Gorrochotegui – T1 and Tears of Llorona Tequilas

Henry Preiss – Preiss Imports

Macrina Montes Pelayo AKA Vicky Leyva – Tequila Azul Imperial

Desmond Nazareth – Agave India

Dave Blunier – Dulce Dorado Tequila

Eric Brass – Tromba Tequila

Eleana Nuñez Orozco – Mezcal Consultant

Taylor Grieger – Cape Horn Tequila

Humberto Ojeda – Casa San Matias

Jack Limon – Papadiablo Mezcal

Sonia Lopez – Cabresto Imports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tequila Aficionado Magazine May 2022

In this issue of Tequila Aficionado Magazine: Who’s Who in Agave Spirits: Ruben Lopez – Sunora Bacanora Our Tasting Team Our Latest Reviews Our Upcoming Reviews May Nom List Who’s Who in Agave Spirits: Martin Pazzani – Tears of Llorona Tequila How to Choose a Mezcal How to Use the Tequila Aficionado Scoring Sheet Tequila … Read more

Tequila Aficionado Magazine, September 2020

Tequila Aficionado Magazine, September 2020 After 20 years of bringing consumers and craft agave spirits like tequila, mezcal, sotol and raicilla together, Tequila Aficionado is now a print magazine. The electronic (PDF) version is always FREE for Subscribers. Visit bit.ly/subscribeTAMag to subscribe today. Tequila Aficionado Magazine is the ONLY direct-to-consumer magazine specifically for tequila, mezcal, sotol, … Read more

FREE Kindle Book! Profiles in Agave Spirits, Vol 1

We know there are a lot of people out there trying to avoid the fear and worry involved in “Quarantine and Chill” and budgets don’t always allow for buying lots of books, so we’re here to help! We’re offering Profiles in Agave Spirits, Volume 1, absolutely free for Kindle readers March 18-22. Just click on … 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

Learning From The Master – German Gonzalez

The tequila industry may not recognize their masters, but here at Tequila Aficionado, we know that we could never consider Germán Gonzalez, distiller of T1 Tequila and Tears of Llorona, any less than a Master at his art. Enjoy this intimate talk we had the pleasure of having with German Gonzalez when he took off … Read more

USA Today 10 Best Current Leaderboard for Best Craft Tequila Brand

“This is your tequila bucket list.”   ~ Rick Levy of Tequila Aficionado If you’ve seen Mike Morales’ article on the Top 20 Craft Tequilas you’ve overlooked then you’ll understand that picking one (or even 10) from this list is like picking your favorite child.  It’s too difficult to do, so your best bet is … Read more

How to Get Paid to Drink Tequila:

How you can turn your passion into profits and get paid to drink tequila as a blogger, vlogger, podcaster or author

 

Salud!!