Dos Artes Reserva Especial (Extra Anejo) Tequila Review

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 … Read moreDos Artes Reserva Especial (Extra Anejo) Tequila Review

Dos Artes Anejo Tequila Review

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. … Read moreDos Artes Anejo Tequila Review

The Definitive Collection of Tequila Reviews

In honor of National Tequila Day in the U.S.A., we’re sharing with you the definitive collection of Sipping Off the Cuff from our very first podcast tequila reviews to the most recent.  Enjoy and Salud!   Sipping Off The Cuff | 1800 Milenio http://tequilaaficionado.com/2015/03/27/sipping-off-the-cuff-1800-milenio/ Sipping Off The Cuff | 1921 Tequila Anejo http://tequilaaficionado.com/2016/01/26/sipping-off-cuff-1921-tequila-anejo/ Sipping Off … Read moreThe Definitive Collection of Tequila Reviews

Alicantes Blanco Tequila Review

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 … Read moreAlicantes Blanco Tequila Review

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 … Read moreThe Sabor Latino Food Show

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 … Read moreAnnouncing the 2014 Brands of Promise Nominees!

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 … Read more2014 Brands of Promise

Mezcal Industry Carpetbaggers and Scoundrels

By Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D. ¨Heroes and Villains, Just see what you’ve done” was the refrain of the 1967 The Beach Boys song. Now while I’m neither, though some might disagree, Mexico’s burgeoning mezcal business contains representatives of both; too many of the latter.  But even one person is more than we want, especially since … Read moreMezcal Industry Carpetbaggers and Scoundrels

Suavecito Blanco Tequila Review Transcript (Esp)

Alex Pérez: hola Soy alex perez Mike Morales: Soy Mike Morales. A P: Y estás viendo Sipping off the Cuff en tequilaaficionado.com. ¿Qué tenemos? MM: Tenemos Suavecito Tequila. Si, tu sabes… AP: No es así como va esa canción. [ risas ] MM: ya sabes … AP: ¿ O estás pensando en Suavemente ? MM: … Read moreSuavecito Blanco Tequila Review Transcript (Esp)

מסקל Kosher Mezcal from Oaxaca, Mexico: Kashrut or Canard

By Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D. How Far Does Kosher Go? A palenquero in a Oaxacan field is harvesting agave espadín destined to be distilled into kosher mezcal. He comes across a rattler or coral snake.  Can he kill the snake with the machete he is using to cut the pencas off the maguey?  I’m far … Read moreמסקל Kosher Mezcal from Oaxaca, Mexico: Kashrut or Canard