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Tequila Week in Review: Senor Rio, Tequila Boss Ladies, Montalvo & Vinturi

Did you miss any of our stories or reviews last week?  In case you did, here they are for your clickable convenience: Sipping off the Cuff: Senor Rio Tequila Mike Morales and Alex Perez explore the Senor Rio brand in this classic episode of Sipping Off The Cuff, newly released from the Tequila Aficionado vault! […]

Sipping off the Cuff: Montalvo Blanco and the Vinturi Spirit Aerator

We have a rare treat for you today! Instead of just one Sipping off the Cuff episode, we have two! In our first episode, Mike and Alex begin by tasting Montalvo Blanco Tequila in the Reidel Tequila Glass. Our next episode follows with a second tasting of Montalvo Blanco, but this time it is poured […]

A full array of Montalvo tequila

Portraits In Tequila–Alex Viecco of Montalvo Tequila…

Alex Viecco, CEO of award winning and triple distilled Montalvo tequila is a new hybrid of tequila brand owner. While he shares the passion of many of the family owned brands that I’ve had the pleasure of meeting, he has a keen business sense that comes from his many years in the financial planning industry. In […]

Dazed & Diffused: More on the Diffuser in Tequila Production

We briefly tackled the diffuser controversy earlier in 2014 with The Diffusor in Tequila Production: Are They Cheating? and in Craft Tequila–WTF Does THAT Mean? Part 2  where we featured our Craft Tequila Gauntlet to help you make better buying decisions when seeking quality craft tequilas.  Here, Tequila Aficionado Media delves deeper… What’s Not on The Menu On […]

New NOM List (19 August 2014) Becomes Tequila Adventure

Administrative Adventures With The Tequila NOM List The 19 August 2014 NOM List provided by the Consejo Regulador del Tequila (CRT) proved to be quite an afternoon adventure for us at Tequila Aficionado Media. New Privacy Laws Affect NOM List First we noticed the “Representante” (Representative) column was missing as well as the “Titular” (Brand […]

Tequila Pairing Challenge with Tequila Don Fulano

…At The Patio in San Diego By Ryan Kelley  Tequila pairing dinners are always an adventure. Like fine wine, tequila has a way of inspiring and challenging chefs to marry just the right food to match the myriad and often complex flavors inherent in well-made, artisanal tequila. So when my friend Tequilier Mario Marquez invited […]

Honoring the Jimadores & One Famous Jimadora

Una Jimadora Famosa Continuing with our Quinceanera celebration, we pay homage to the jimadores and present the most famous jimadora ever, Senora Angelica Rivera, heroine of the telenovela Destilando Amor, singing Gaviota.   Tequila Distilleries & Brands Updated Our updated list of tequila distilleries and brands, the “Nom List”, as of 30 June 2014, is […]

The Education of a Tequila Drinker: Destilando Amor

You’re probably wondering what a telenovella has to do with the Education of a Tequila Drinker.  Well, I’ll tell you.  But first, a bit of backstory: I’m not a follower of network soap operas.  Yes, I cut my teeth on As the World Turns and Guiding Light because my mother watched them.  This is how […]

Spirits of Mexico 2013 in Pictures

Tequila Aficionado Media covers North America’s premier agave spirits tasting event – Spirits of Mexico Since a picture says a thousand words, Rick Thibault Levy, Tequila Aficionado’s correspondent to the 2013 Spirits of Mexico show, took plenty – along with some great video (video coming soon).  For your viewing enjoyment, we present the 2013 Spirits […]

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 […]