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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 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 […]

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 […]

Arte del Mezcal Texas Tour with Wahaka Mezcal

On the evening of January 15, 2016, during the busy San Antonio Cocktail Conference weekend, Tequila Aficionado’s Mike Morales was invited to sit in on mezcal historian and author Ulises Torrentera’s Arte del Mezcal class and discussion. As a bonus, the event was sponsored by the luscious Wahaka Mezcal brand and moderated and translated by its […]

Tromba Tequila

From the Tromba Tequila Website: TEAM TROMBA Created by Marco Cedano, Mexico’s preeminent master distiller, Tromba Tequila is a boutique tequila produced in small batches. Tromba’s sweet, fresh flavor exemplify Marco’s unique production techniques and passion for perfection. Tromba is an independent brand, born out of the highlands of Mexico and driven by an international […]

Mestizo Mezcal

From the Mestizo Mezcal Website: Mestizo Mezcal is an ancient spirit that is unique because of its distinctive, complex and aromatic flavors. Mezcal was produced centuries ago by the Zapotec tribe in Mexico, and was considered to be a gift from the goddess Mayahuel. In the 16th century, the Spanish introduced a specialized European distillation […]

Join Us for Our First Open Bar This Monday!

Open Bar Happy Hour Are you ready for this? On Monday, February 8, 2016, Mike Morales and Lisa Pietsch broadcast live in a first of its kind tequila talk show called “Open Bar“.  We’ll be tasting FUBAR Tequila so be sure to get your bottle and be ready to talk about it!  While we’re tasting […]

The BIG Business Of Kosher Tequila, Part IV

Why Go Kosher? That’s what we asked several Kosher tequila and mezcal brand owners and ambassadors.  Some of their reasons may surprise you. Richard Sorenson, Founder of Dulce Vida Tequila, the only 100 proof organic tequila to date, comes from an organic foods background having developed the first USDA organic energy drink on the market to […]

The BIG Business of Kosher Tequila, Part III

[An urgent text message about Kosher tequila from an agave beverage manager at a thriving new bar in New York City, and the resulting questions raised from research into this misunderstood market from all points–tequila and mezcal brand owners, consumers, and rabbinical representatives of the Jewish faith–prompted me to finally discuss the positive, often flawed, and vastly under served kosher […]