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Sipping Off The Cuff: Dos Artes Reserva Especial (Extra Anejo)

Dos Artes Reserva Especial (Extra Anejo) Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Dos Artes Extra Anejo Tequila, Reserva Especial, nominating it for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards.  Here’s what they thought: “Starts sweet, finishes dry”, “a lot of bang for your buck”, and “an elegant bottle with elegance in it”. Dos Artes […]

Sipping Off The Cuff: Dos Artes Anejo Tequila

Dos Artes Anejo Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Dos Artes Anejo Tequila, nominating it for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards. This tequila, now sold in the distinctive ceramic bottle that looks amazingly like a cowboy boot, is something we might find in Mike Morales’ closet – and not his tequila closet. […]

Sipping off the Cuff with Alicantes Blanco

Mike & Alex taste and discuss Alicantes #Tequila Blanco @Alicantes_Teq Click To Tweet     From the Alicantes website: ENGLISH VERSION Tequila is one of the oldest beverages in Mexico and the world, contrary to what people think, there are clues that our ancestors knew about distillation and were used a pair of pots for […]

The Sabor Latino Food Show

  [The second annual Sabor Latino Food Show took place on May 12-13, 2015 at the Pasadena Convention Center.  Tequila Aficionado Media was asked to tag along with Embajador tequila as its importer/brand owner attempts to break into the competitive Southern California spirits market.] Show Prep It’s no secret that trying to jockey for position into the […]

Announcing the 2014 Brands of Promise Nominees!

As you can guess by our announcement date, we’ve had a full year of tastings and reviews.  While we still have video reviews of several brands left to broadcast, we wanted to share our list of nominees with you: 2014 Brands of Promise Blanco Tequila Nominees #BOP2014 Click To Tweet Blanco Tequilas Fubar (only) Tromba […]

2014 Brands of Promise

2014 Brands of Promise Blanco Tequila Nominees #BOP2014 Click To Tweet Blanco Tequilas Fubar (only) Tromba Caos Piedra Azul Titanium Penasco Trianon Don Nacho (regular) Don Nacho (extra premium) Calavera (lowland agave; brick oven baked/autoclave) Huizache Circulo Cesar Chavez Cabresto Demetrio Whispering Eye Gaviota Senda Real Don Fermin Blanco High Proof Astral (46% ABV) Blanco […]

R.I.P. Don Feliciano Vivanco Fonseca

    Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of Don Feliciano, R.I.P. Click To Tweet With the experience of 4 generations of agave producers for tequila such as Sauza, Cuervo, Orendain, 3 Magueyes, etc., in 1990 Don Feliciano Vivanco Fonseca and his children decided to establish Tequilera “Feliciano Vivanco and Associates”, with […]

Women In The Tequila Industry: Melly Barajas

When Judy Rivera sought to make her own brand of tequila, she was determined to find a master distiller whose views and outlook were similar to hers.  It wasn’t long before she found Carmen Lucia Barajas Cárdenas–“Melly” to her friends–and Sino Tequila was born. Melly Barajas always intended to be a Tequila Boss Lady.  After […]

Women In The Tequila Industry: Graciela González Cortes

The latest Tequila Boss Lady to join our gallery of famed Women In The Tequila Industry is Graciela González Cortes of the family owned El Mayor tequila. More than just her family’s brand ambassador, she is also a co-owner of Destiladora González González (NOM 1143) and a fourth generation Master Distiller herself. Over 125 years of […]

Sipping off the Cuff: Montelobos Mezcal Joven

Mike & Alex taste and discuss Montelobos Mezcal Joven, a certified organic mezcal with a unique flavor profile.   About: Spanish: Montelobos es un mezcal artesanal hecho en Santiago Matatlán Oaxaca que utiliza exclusivamente maguey espadín orgánico certificado. Mezcal Montelobos nace de la visión y la pasión de Iván Saldaña, experto en maguey y mezcal, […]