Vinazas: The Tequila Industry’s Dirty Little Secret

From August 2 to August 6, 2008, I was invited to join small batch distiller, David Suro of tequila Siembra Azúl, and a host of other educators and key people studying the cultural, anthropological, historical, and ecological aspects of the tequila industry in the beautiful Highlands of Jalisco, Mexico. We would concentrate on touring distilleries … Read moreVinazas: The Tequila Industry’s Dirty Little Secret

Bats Are Dying!

During Tequila Aficionado Media’s historic Dia de los Muertos Tequila Tour, Lisa Pietsch and I paid a visit to Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico.  Before exploring the awesome depths of the caves and the formation of stalactites and stalagmites, we were also met with this alarming notice. Even though it’s the Mexican freetail bats that are … Read moreBats Are Dying!

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 … Read moreLast Tequila Standing: Quinta de Gomez Tequila

M.A. “Mike” Morales Asks: Are Tequila Drinkers Killing the Environment?

Tequila Aficionado’s CEO, Mike Morales, reveals rumored environmental polluters of Mexico’s Paisaje Agavero (Agave Landscape) in the controversial and hard-hitting report, Vinazas: The Corpse of the Spirit of Mexico. “In 2008, the tequila industry produced 310 million liters of tequila,” reports Morales. “For every liter of tequila distilled, 10 liters of vinazas (wastewater) is produced. … Read moreM.A. “Mike” Morales Asks: Are Tequila Drinkers Killing the Environment?

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 … Read morePortraits In Tequila–Alex Viecco of Montalvo Tequila…

Tequila Drinkers Are Killing the Environment a Report by M.A. “Mike” Morales

03.22.12 America’s premier tequila journalist and Tequila Aficionado’s Executive Editor Mike Morales, reveals rumored environmental polluters of Mexico’s Paisaje Agavero (Agave Landscape) in the controversial and hardhitting e-report, Vinazas:  The Corpse of the Spirit of Mexico. “In 2008, the tequila industry produced 310 million liters of tequila,” reports Morales.  “For every liter of tequila distilled, … Read moreTequila Drinkers Are Killing the Environment a Report by M.A. “Mike” Morales

America’s Premier Tequila Journalist, Mike Morales, Uncorks Revealing New Blogsite

By Alexander Perez | 02.25.12 “For the past ten years,” declares Mike Morales, “I’ve been writing about tequila–just tequila.  But,” he adds quickly, “I don’t write tequila 101s, reviews or tasting notes.”Referred to as everything from a tequila “wiki” to a tequila “national treasure,” Mike Morales has written and blogged for such prestigious websites as … Read moreAmerica’s Premier Tequila Journalist, Mike Morales, Uncorks Revealing New Blogsite