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 … Read moreFounder’s Feature: Tequila Aficionado’s 1st Podcast, 7 Years Later

Tequila Aficionado Interviews Founder of Tributo Tequila

Alexander Perez of TequilaAficionado.com 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 … Read moreFounder of Tequila Corrido Passes…

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 … Read moreDefying gravity: Avion founder ‘passionate and proud’

Ron Cooper & Del Maguey: Selling Isn’t Always Selling Out

In Support of Del Maguey Mezcal Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D. Since about autumn, 2017, there has been grumbling and boycotting by some in the bar business and others who consider themselves mezcal aficionados in the know, as a consequence of alcohol giant Pernod Ricard buying a controlling interest in Del Maguey Mezcal. Instead, these naysayers … Read moreRon Cooper & Del Maguey: Selling Isn’t Always Selling Out

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

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

The Double Life of Dos Almas Tequila

Double Life Emilio De Soto is not only the Maestro Tequilero of overproof tequila Dos Almas blanco and its stablemate, Dos Almas Cinnamon Liqueur, but he is also the founder of a sportswear company. Following a severe surfing accident, Emilio was inspired by water polo competitors and swimmers while enduring his own grueling physical therapy.  … Read moreThe Double Life of Dos Almas Tequila

The Arizona Taco Festival

No Days Off When we discovered that on one of our rare free days during the Wild Wild West 2017 Tour would coincide with the famed Arizona Taco Festival, we knew that was a party we needed to crash and cover. Armed with press passes courtesy of the Founder of the Taco Fest, David Tyda, … Read moreThe Arizona Taco Festival

Sipping Off the Cuff | Scorpion Mezcal Barril Karwinski [Transcript]

MIKE: Hi you´re watching Sipping Off the Cuff on Tequila Aficionado.com. I´m Mike Morales, here in San Antonio that gentleman over there…   RICK: Rick Levy in San Diego.   MIKE: Rick and I have been just beside ourselves enjoying – we´ve been going through the Scorpion Mezcal Variety Pack. This is like Oaxaca in … Read moreSipping Off the Cuff | Scorpion Mezcal Barril Karwinski [Transcript]

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