“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
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, 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
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
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
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
“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
[On a sweltering August afternoon, Tequila Aficionado Media was invited by Mike Groener, CEO and President of Genius Liquids to sip and savor the latest addition to their Desert Spirit line, Texas Sotol, at their distillery in Austin, TX .] Here Comes the Rain Again Ask anyone who has spent any significant amount of time living in … Read more
Originally published in Tequila Aficionado in 2003 Did someone mention tequila? !Dios nos agarre confesados! Since when has tequila become a spirit for the upper class, something to write about? Everyone knows that tequila is a low grade spirit, appropriate para la gente pobre, peones, mecapaleros, railroad workers, boxers, eclectic writers, artists that charge by … Read more
Response to the interview series with Master Distiller Germán González has been wonderful. Rightly so, for a man who is a living part of tequila history and continues to make history today with T1 Tequila Uno and Tears of Llorona. Here are some of your questions answered: Q: Does Germán always blend agaves from Tamaulipas and Atotonilco because … Read more