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Founder’s Feature: Tequila Aficionado’s 1st Podcast, 7 Years Later

The preceding podcast was recorded by Tequila Aficionado’s Founder, Alexander Perez, on March 21, 2006. Sadly, many brands still persist in the Tequila Girl marketing that Alex mentioned over seven years ago.  Some brands believe they’ve evolved and took it a step further with Tequila Boy marketing.  I believe the true aficionado finds both of […]

Tequila Aficionado Interviews Founder of Tributo Tequila

Alexander Perez of interviews Hector V. Barreto, Founder of Tributo Tequila. Never miss and article or review again – Subscribe now! * indicates required Email Address * Email Format html text View previous newsletters.

Founder of Tequila Corrido Passes…

Dear colleagues and friends of Brad Hoover and Tequila Corrido: We announce with regret and sadness the death of Brad Hoover, Founder of Tequila Corrido on Saturday October 24, 2010.  The cause of his death has not been determined.  He was 49 years old. He spent his last days in the San Francisco area, exhibiting […]

Defying gravity: Avion founder ‘passionate and proud’

By Ryan Kelley | 10.01.10 Avion, the other character in HBO’s Entourage Everyone in the business of selling high-quality, premium 100% blue agave tequila shares a primary mission of educating consumers on sipping ‘good’ tequila and breaking the mixto curse that comes from youthful indulgence and agave abuse. Some people were cursed so badly they […]

A Sotol By Any Other Name

[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 […]

Last Tequila Standing: Quinta de Gomez Tequila

  About Quinta de Gomez Tequila Some time ago the tequila in its purest form was only privilege those with access to small settlements in the valley agave, but the drink still gained in their place of origin did not have the best quality, or was guaranteed its origin and process free modifiers of growth […]

Last Tequila Standing: Tequila 101, Terroir & Aging

  Meet Clayton Szczech, Tequila Evangelist “Equal parts scholar, evangelist, and self-described ‘booze nerd,’ Clayton is on a mission to defend the honor of Mexico’s famous libation.“ – Reed Magazine, March 2011   Experience Tequila founder Clayton Szczech has been drawn to Mexico all his life. He made his first trip south from his native California with a backpack […]

Last Tequila Standing: Alma de Agave Tequila

About Alma de Agave Tequila     Alma de Agave Tequila – Rich in Tradition & Flavor The founders of the region (near Guadalajara) called it Xamayaran (present day Xamay, Jalisco), in honor of the local indian chief of the area, whose name means the ‘root of the maguey’. The plant grows abundantly and naturally […]

New Mexico Tequila Experience 2002

On Friday, November 15, 2002, the “Largest Tequila Tasting of its kind in the Southwest” happened at the historic La Posada de Albuquerque in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. I’ve often been accused of making astonishing comparisons to prove a point. Where some like to compare “apples to apples,” I like to compare apples to oranges. […]

Mezcal: Good Drink, Bad Rap

Originally Published May 3, 2003 Mezcal is finally being treated like the class act it is, and it’s making its way north of the border. By Barbara Hansen, Times Staff Writer Oaxaca, Mexico — MEZCAL has a terrible image. It’s fiery stuff, real rotgut, with a worm floating in the bottom of the bottle — […]

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