The Agave Shortage of 2017 Is Worse Than We Thought

We tried to pretend it didn’t already exist. Articles on an impending agave shortage had been showing up since late 2015, but we thought safety precautions were in place.  The Consejo Regulador del Tequila (CRT) had it all handled. Then, this happened… Snow In Arandas On March 10, 2016, Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico, considered part of the … Read moreThe Agave Shortage of 2017 Is Worse Than We Thought

Our First Post: the 2000 Agave Shortage

Originally posted on Tequila Aficionado on August 8, 2000 From the Editor…  Welcome, we are proud to present TequilaAficionado.com! TequilaAficionado.com will be your most comprehensive information source on the Internet bringing tequila and mezcal awareness to you the public. Our goal is to educate, promote, and report on the tequila and mezcal industry. In addition, … Read moreOur First Post: the 2000 Agave Shortage

The Agave Panic of 2018: Bloodshed on the Streets of Tequila

Bloodshed On Jan. 22, 2018, a particularly savvy tequila brand owner announced in a private message to this office: “Agave prices out of control.  $22/kilo.  Industry getting destroyed!” Coincidentally, earlier that same day, another brand owner/ambassador admitted to us that the current cost had blown up to $24/kilo. That savvy brand owner then added to … Read moreThe Agave Panic of 2018: Bloodshed on the Streets of Tequila

Scorpion Joven Blue Agave Mezcal Review [Transcript]

Watch the original video review here   MIKE: HI, I’m Mike Morales you’re watching Sipping Off the Cuff on Tequila Aficionado, a part of Tequila Aficionado Media. I’m here in San Antonio and that gentleman over there is…  RICK: Rick Levy in San Diego. MIKE: (laughing) Rick. Tonight, I’m so excited. We have been trying … Read moreScorpion Joven Blue Agave Mezcal Review [Transcript]

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

How to Survive the Tequila Turmoils of 2018

Whether you’re in the business, a savvy consumer, or just an Average Joe overwhelmed by the hype of agave spirits, how can you ensure that you’ll survive the upcoming tequila turmoils of the rest of this year, and beyond? We’ll show you how. But first… Let’s Review You’ve heard the news of the current agave … Read moreHow to Survive the Tequila Turmoils of 2018

The El Cholo Cafe Tequila Tour

A Southern California Tradition Pasadena, California’s landmark El Cholo Cafe Restaurant’s Tequila Tour has been a major community event for the past 17 years.  Commemorating its 94th year serving authentic Mexican cuisine to Southern California, the October 27, 2017 edition was destined to be special. Also in 2017, Tequila Aficionado was celebrating its 18th anniversary … Read moreThe El Cholo Cafe Tequila Tour

Tequila vs Mezcal: The Director’s Cut

Skepticism and Terror In early June 2017, I was interviewed via email by VinePair’s conscientious staff writer, Nickolaus Hines, on whether I thought that mezcal could “…Grow its way to the Mainstream Without Losing its Roots.” Skepticism usually sets in whenever we’re approached for quotes by writers attempting to compose complex articles about the plight … Read moreTequila vs Mezcal: The Director’s Cut

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 moreTequila Trends in the First Half of 2017

The Tequila 3 Ring Circus

The End of an Era The Tequila 3 Ring Circus is in Town. Click To Tweet Inspired by this poignant and heartfelt Facebook post by Tom Nall, the gregarious co-founder of Republic Tequila, and Empresario LLC:  The Tequila 3 Ring Circus is in Town A new circus has replaced “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Imagine … Read moreThe Tequila 3 Ring Circus