Sipping Off the Cuff: Espolon Anejo

Espolon Anejo – Finished in Bourbon Barrels Tequila Aficionado’s Alexander Perez and Mike Morales taste and discuss the new Espolon Anejo presented by Campari and explain why they feel it deserves to be nominated as a 2014 Brand of Promise.     Find Espolon Tequila online at www.tequilaespolon.com. Follow them on Facebook – Twitter – … Read more

Sipping Off The Cuff: Espolon Blanco Tequila

Alex Perez and Mike Morales of Tequila Aficionado.com try the new bottling of Espolon Blanco Tequila and love it.   Never miss and article or review again – Subscribe now! * indicates required Email Address * Email Format html text View previous newsletters.

Tequila Marketing Happy Talk

Some well-meaning follower posted on our Facebook page this answer to a press release referring to Espolón tequila… “PSA: “super premium” has no real meaning—it’s marketing happy talk.” While we’re inclined to believe that sneaky marketers have hijacked the word premium and turned it into a buzzword, in all actuality, it is a spirits pricing … Read more

The Results of the 2003 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

From the Vault – May 3, 2003   The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the first comprehensive, international spirits judging ever held in the United States on an annual basis. It is an unsurpassed marketing and promotional opportunity for the top medal winners. *Editor’s Note 2015* This announcement was from the 2013 show where … Read more

2nd Annual New Mexico International Tequila Experience™

  From the Tequila Aficionado Vault, June 2, 2002 Mike Morales and his team do it again, with the 2nd Annual New Mexico International Tequila Experience™ the largest tequila tasting in the South West. A Night to Remember “The demand for more information after our inaugural show had been overwhelming, and this year’s event has … Read more

1st Annual New Mexico International Tequila Experience™

Originally Published February 20, 2001   Glamour and Magic at The 1st Annual New Mexico International Tequila Experience™ Mike Morales finds Tequila Aficionados in New Mexico Click To Tweet By Mike Morales Tequila Aficionado Magazine Contributor/Columnist Albuquerque is a city of many “firsts.” After World War II, it was one of the first cities dedicated to … Read more

Tequila Nom List Now Available (2March2015)

Live 2014 Brands of Promise Awards Show Don’t miss the Live 2014 Brands of Promise Awards show broadcast on Saturday, March 28th, at 5pm Pacific.  Simply click here to watch the live broadcast on Google! Live 2014 Brands of Promise Awards show broadcast on Saturday, March 28th, @5pm Pacific on Google… Click To Tweet   … Read more

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 more

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 more

Ready For A Taste of Old Town?

  Many were disappointed with the moving of the Spirits of Mexico festival to a new venue this year.  Old Town San Diego businesses have always benefited from this event and most came to look forward to the annual visit from aficionados of agave spirits.  Rather than be put off, the Mexican restaurants and tequila … Read more