Hacienda de Bañuelos Mezcal Review (formerly Los Potrillos)

  Mike Morales and Matt Mettras of Tequila Aficionado review Mezcal Hacienda de Bañuelos, formerly known as Los Potrillos Mezcal, on Sipping Off the Cuff.     Get updated Nom lists, special course offerings, news and reviews. Just enter your best email below: .

Mike Morales’ Puerco Pibil Recipe with Soltado Tequila

[Soltado Tequila was a paid sponsor of the Tequila Aficionado Heartland Tour and paid a nominal fee to be mentioned here and on our networks as we saw fit.  In the interest of full disclosure, we didn’t want to love Soltado but we do.  It makes an amazing Puerco Pibil.]  Sharing this recipe could get … Read moreMike Morales’ Puerco Pibil Recipe with Soltado Tequila

Tequila Aficionado Media Celebrates Día de los Muertos 2015 On The Road

Announces Unprecedented Partnerships with Top Tequilas! For Immediate Release! August 26, 2015, San Antonio, TX:  Beginning October 14-28, 2015, Tequila Aficionado Media takes to the open road accompanied by top tier tequilas destined for the Windy City of Chicago to celebrate the popular Día de los Muertos remembrance holiday. What began as a whimsical idea … Read moreTequila Aficionado Media Celebrates Día de los Muertos 2015 On The Road

Tequila 101 with Pam Atherton & Mike Morales

A Closer Look with Pam Atherton It’s one of the most expensive spirits in the world, and probably the most misunderstood. Tequila journalistMike Morales educates us on the history, background and proper way to enjoy tequila. We learn that tequila comes from a lily, not a cactus…that tequila can only come from a specific area in … Read moreTequila 101 with Pam Atherton & Mike Morales

Salt, Liquor, Lime–A Tequila Flux Capacitor by M.A. “Mike” Morales

Tequila Aficionado Media on The Set Of Salt, Liquor, Lime Tequila Aficionado Media first made contact with the co-producers of Salt, Liquor, Lime in the Spring of 2013 via social media.  Once production was moved in late August to Southern California during a blistering heat wave, we were invited to join the cast and crew to exclusively record our experiences … Read moreSalt, Liquor, Lime–A Tequila Flux Capacitor by M.A. “Mike” Morales

Women In The Tequila Industry: Carmen Villarreal by M.A. “Mike” Morales

Carmen Villareal, san matias

Carmen Alicia Villarreal Treviño, The Original Tequila Boss Lady Carmen Alicia Villarreal Treviño is a legend among Tequila Boss Ladies.  In fact, she is the original Tequila Boss Lady. To date, she is the only female tequila distillery owner, taking the reins of Casa San Matías soon after the tragic death of her husband in … Read moreWomen In The Tequila Industry: Carmen Villarreal by M.A. “Mike” Morales

Women In The Tequila Industry: Sophie Decobecq by M. A. “Mike” Morales

No list of Tequila Boss Ladies would be complete without mentioning the likeable and charismatic Sophie Decobecq, creator of the award winning Calle 23 Tequila. Aside from her wacky sense of humor where marketing her tequila is concerned (‘Tequila makes us smarter. So, drink smart” is one of her favorite slogans), Sophie has a unique … Read moreWomen In The Tequila Industry: Sophie Decobecq by M. A. “Mike” Morales

Women In The Tequila Industry: Ana Valenzuela by M.A. “Mike” Morales

ana valenzuela, tequila, tequila aficionado

We continue our Women In The Tequila Industry series with arguably the most recognizable Tequila Boss Lady in the business– Dr. Ana Valenzuela. Apart from her many accomplishments (briefly summarized in our article, Tequila Boss Ladies), Ana is also the founder of Signo Tequila, a non-profit organization established in 2007 and dedicated to educating the … Read moreWomen In The Tequila Industry: Ana Valenzuela by M.A. “Mike” Morales

Women In The Tequila Industry: Ana Maria Romero Mena by M.A. “Mike” Morales

In the 2010 industry classic special report entitled Tequila Appreciation for USA Today, it listed five tequila trends to watch.  Here, we’re focusing on one of them… The role of women in the tequila industry. The report predicted that more women, in particular Latina/Hispanic women with family ties to agave growers and tequila producers, would … Read moreWomen In The Tequila Industry: Ana Maria Romero Mena by M.A. “Mike” Morales

The Añejo Way of Life With Señor Rio Tequila and Cigars by M.A. “Mike” Morales

I admit, I have a soft spot for Señor Rio tequila. Sure, it’s produced at the famed La Cofradía distillery (NOM 1137), where its flagship tequila, Casa Noble, grabs all the headlines these days.  And the co-founders, Jonathan Gach and Debbie Medina have a great love for tequila and a great love story, too.  And, … Read moreThe Añejo Way of Life With Señor Rio Tequila and Cigars by M.A. “Mike” Morales