2018 Brands of Promise Winners Announced

Tequila Aficionado Media is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Brands of Promise Awards in all categories:     Agave Spirit Award Porfidio Single 100% Agave Americana Edition [India] (S3xA) [40% ABV, 80 proof] Gold Aguardiente from Blue Agave (Distilled from Agave Spirit) Onilikan Aguardiente de Agave Azul (80 proof, 40% ABV) Gold … Read more

2018 Brands of Promise Nominees Announced

Congratulations to all of the 2018 Nominees for Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards!  All of the nominees and their categories are listed below. If you were nominated and would like to use your Nominee medal, you can click on the medal to the right –> to download a zip file.  (Right click on the … Read more

Heartland Tour Map & Itinerary

*FTC Disclosure: Brands appearing on the Tequila Aficionado Dia de Los Muertos & Heartland Tour had to be vetted as Brand of Promise Nominees and paid a nominal fee to be on the tour. It’s Official – We Have a Rockin’ Itinerary!! Here’s the map – it is a public map on Google so feel … Read more

Hecho Dares to Pair Tequila and Sushi in San Francisco

By Ryan Kelley | 04.28.11 Highly Recommended The pairing of tequila and sushi is a relatively new concept, but not without precedent. It was pioneered by establishments such as Sushi-Teq in Boston, Richard Sandoval’s Zengo chain, the New York and Las Vegas Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grills and Nick-San in Los Cabos and Mexico … Read more

Defying gravity: Avion founder ‘passionate and proud’

By Ryan Kelley | 10.01.10 Avion, the other character in HBO’s Entourage Everyone in the business of selling high-quality, premium 100% blue agave tequila shares a primary mission of educating consumers on sipping ‘good’ tequila and breaking the mixto curse that comes from youthful indulgence and agave abuse. Some people were cursed so badly they … Read more

Kevin Ruder of 901 Tequila, Talks Tequila and Timberlake

By Ryan Kelley | 07.28.10 You may have heard about Justin Timberlake’s directorial debut earlier this week, which is making quite a splash. It’s not a big TV show, a reality TV talent show, or a feature film with an Oscar-friendly plot. Instead, Timberlake chose to create three ads for 901 Silver, his brand of … Read more

Tequila NOM List, August 2022

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Mezcal Dogmatism & Misinformation: The Bane of the Industry

By Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D. Dogmatism in the mezcal industry causes misinformation to metastasize. It begins when those with the broadest and loudest platforms create other lesser aficionados, yet still in their likeness. The latter are agave distillate (relative) novices who as a consequence of predominantly online social media find their own audiences, and these … Read more

Tequila NOM List, July 2022

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Tequila NOM List, June 2022

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How to Get Paid to Drink Tequila:

How you can turn your passion into profits and get paid to drink tequila as a blogger, vlogger, podcaster or author

 

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