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Mestizo Mezcal–A Perfect Convergence of Cultures

  When we first met Arturo Palencia, co-founder of the award winning Mestizo Mezcal, we were struck by his boyish charm and seemingly tender age.  We were surprised to discover that this thirty-something was no newcomer to the competitive and often brutal spirits industry. In this clip, Arturo tells how he became involved with mezcal and the […]

Sipping Off The Cuff: El Silencio Mezcal

El Silencio Mezcal In this episode of Sipping Off The Cuff, Tequila Aficionado’s Alexander Perez and Mike Morales introduce our first official Mezcal tasting (look for Sotols coming soon too) of 2014 with El Silencio Mezcal.  This promises to be a year filled with delicious mezcals and we are pleased to kick it off with […]

Tequila Week in Review: Avion, China, Camarena, Mezcal, Hacienda del Sol and Patron

In case you missed some of our articles over the past week, we’ve linked them here for you: Sipping off the Cuff: Avion Tequila It was Throwback Tuesday and we released this never before heard podcast from the tequila Aficionado vault. China Opens Its Bars to Mexican Tequila – What Does This Mean For The […]

Mezcal Production Drawing Mexicans Back Home

Lorne Matalon reports on how Mezcal production has gone up from 100,000 gallons to 170,000 between 2010 and 2012.  Listen to (or read) his report and consider the human element when you drink mezcal. Click here to read the article and/or listen to the audio. Do you drink mezcal?  Join us on Facebook and tell […]

Last Tequila Standing: Mi Casa Tequila

  Mi Casa Tequila is special. It truly is the spirit of our land and we’re ecstatic to introduce you to it.  Before I get into our three award winning offerings, I’d like to talk about the emerging market for boutique tequilas. In recent years tequila has gotten big, I mean really big.  The last […]

Last Tequila Standing: Criteria for Participation

  Tequila Aficionado Media Presents Last Tequila Standing Following is the schedule for the entire first season of Last Tequila Standing as it will air on Tequila Aficionado: July 24      Criteria for Participants 25      Alma Tequila 26      Alma Tequila Amazon Margarita 27      Judging Procedures 28      Adan y Eva Tequila 29      Adan y Eva Sinful Margarita […]

Tequila, Past and Present by Alain Romero

Originally published in Tequila Aficionado in 2003 Did someone mention tequila? !Dios nos agarre confesados! Since when has tequila become a spirit for the upper class, something to write about? Everyone knows that tequila is a low grade spirit, appropriate para la gente pobre, peones, mecapaleros, railroad workers, boxers, eclectic writers, artists that charge by […]

Tequila: It’s the heart and soul of Mexico, and it’s in trouble.

Originally Published May 11, 2003   Tequila has come under enormous pressure in the past decade and it is not faring well in many sectors. By Ian Chadwick Tequila Aficionado Magazine Contributor/Columnist First, it became a victim of its own popularity. As international – particularly American – drinkers turned to tequila as the new “hip […]

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Tequila Aficionado Media Presents Last Tequila Standing

First ever Tequila Reality Show kicks off on National Tequila Day! For Immediate Release! In 2011, eighteen tequila start ups had vied to be crowned the top Brand Of Promise(TM) in the world’s first broadcasted Tequila Reality Show. Tequila Aficionado Media Presents Last Tequila Standing July, 2015, San Antonio, TX:  Starting July 24, 2015, National Tequila Day, 45 exclusive […]

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. […]

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