Tequila Aficionado’s Open Bar with Mestizo Mezcal

Join Mike Morales and Lisa Pietsch of Tequila Aficionado as they discuss Mestizo Mezcal with the creators of this award winning gateway mezcal. Save Mezcal! Click Here to Sign the Petition Against Nom 199 Save Mezcal! Sign the Petition Against Nom 199 Click To Tweet From the Mestizo Mezcal Website: Our Brand The name of … Read more

NOM 199 Will Bring the Tequila & Mezcal Apocalypse

[This editorial (with my comments) is inspired by the following video on the dastardly NOM 199 currently in review in Mexico.  Please, take a few moments to view this easy-to-follow video, then, feel free to share it among your friends, family, colleagues and cohorts. Afterwards, go here to sign the petition and unifying statement against … Read more

2015 Brands of Promise Nominees: Mezcal

  See the 2015 Nominees for Brands of Promise in the Mezcal category and what we thought of them.     Who would you vote for?  Leave a comment and let us know. Don’t Miss It: LIVE 2015 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Award Show We’ll be presenting our 3rd Annual Tequila Aficionado Brands of … Read more

Tequila Aficionado’s Tequila & Mezcal Road Show, Part I

[From October 14 to October 28, 2015, Tequila Aficionado Media, accompanied by 33 expressions representing 19 brands, embarked on an epic RV road show christened, The Dia de los Muertos Tequila & Mezcal Tour.  In these next passages, we recount the historic–and hysteric–highlights. You can also view a complete video playlist of our adventures on … Read more

Sipping Off The Cuff: Gracias a Dios Mezcal Espadin Reposado

Gracias a Dios Mezcal Gracias a Dios is a double distilled mezcal, 100% artisanal, handmade with “piñas” from espadín agave and other varieties, ground and fermented in our own palenque in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, honoring fair trade with the help of maestro mezcalero Oscar Hernández Santiago.With a strong, aromatic and balanced flavor, this spirit is … Read more

Sipping Off The Cuff: Gracias a Dios Mezcal Espadin Joven

About Gracias a Dios Mezcal Gracias a Dios is a double distilled mezcal, 100% artisanal, handmade with “piñas” from espadín agave and other varieties, ground and fermented in our own palenque in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, honoring fair trade with the help of maestro mezcalero Oscar Hernández Santiago.With a strong, aromatic and balanced flavor, this spirit … Read more

Sipping Off The Cuff: Gracias a Dios Mezcal Tobala Joven

About Gracias a Dios Mezcal Gracias a Dios is a double distilled mezcal, 100% artisanal, handmade with “piñas” from espadín agave and other varieties, ground and fermented in our own palenque in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, honoring fair trade with the help of maestro mezcalero Oscar Hernández Santiago.With a strong, aromatic and balanced flavor, this spirit … Read more

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 … Read more

Mezcal Legendario Domingo

From the Mezcal Legendario Domingo Website: Venimos de una tierra llena de misticismo, donde uno se cautiva con el simple hecho de pasearse entre los callejones o ver la sonrisa de un niño. Quieres vivir una vida donde no por casualidad exista más de un domingo que sea legendario. Quieres creer que eres invencible, que nada está fuera de tu … Read more

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 … Read more