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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 […]

How to Choose the Right Tequila Glassware

Join Tequila Aficionado Media on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 9PM CST as Alex Perez and Mike Morales Blab about proper tequila glassware with Martin Duffy, exclusive US representative of the historic Glencairn Chrystal of Scotland. Riedel Launches the Tequila Glass As Tequila Aficionado Media first reported in November of 2001, and shared with you again […]

Congratulations to the 2015 Sip Award Winners

NEWPORT BEACH, California, June 30TH 2015 – Eighty seven consumer spirit enthusiasts gathered at the waterfront Balboa Bay Resort on May 31, 2015 to participate in the 7th annual consumer based spirits competition. The 2015 SIP Awards comprised of 423 brands from all over the globe competing for rank at the impartial mercy of consumer based blind-tasting. The […]


Thank GAD for Gracías A Dios Mezcal

[Long before the general public does, Tequila Aficionado Media often gets tipped off about new agave spirits brands that will be entering the market.  One such tip was for Gracías A Dios (GAD) mezcal.  We had no idea that we would bump into them during the San Antonio Cocktail Conference in mid- January, 2015.  Of course, we […]

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 […]