Sotol’s Cultural Appropriation

For over the past seven years, I’ve been a huge supporter of the Mexican spirit known as sotol.  You can read what I had to say about it in Tom Barry’s excellent article, A Sotol Story. In case you’re unaware, sotol is made from the Desert Spoon plant (Dasylirion wheeleri) that grows in Northern Mexico, as … Read moreSotol’s Cultural Appropriation

Sipping off the Cuff with Por Siempre Sotol

Mike and Alex taste and discuss our first Sotol of 2016, Por Siempre Sotol. Mike and Alex taste and discuss Por Siempre #Sotol Click To Tweet About SOTOL POR SIEMPRE From the high desert slopes of the Sierra Madres Mountains, in the heart of Chihuahua, Mexico, comes Sotol Por Siempre. A unique spirit distilled from the … Read moreSipping off the Cuff with Por Siempre Sotol

A Sotol By Any Other Name

[On a sweltering August afternoon, Tequila Aficionado Media was invited by Mike Groener, CEO and President of Genius Liquids to sip and savor the latest addition to their Desert Spirit line, Texas Sotol, at their distillery in Austin, TX .] Here Comes the Rain Again Ask anyone who has spent any significant amount of time living in … Read moreA Sotol By Any Other Name

More with Don Cuco Sotol

The sixth generation distiller, and his sister, the president of Don Cuco Sotol, share their thoughts at the Spirits of Mexico 2010 for Tequila Aficionado.com. Never miss and article or review again – Subscribe now! * indicates required Email Address * Email Format html text View previous newsletters.

Introducing Don Cuco Sotol

Family members of Don Cuco Sotol introduce themselves for Tequila Aficionado.com. Never miss and article or review again – Subscribe now! * indicates required Email Address * Email Format html text View previous newsletters.

Sotol and Sustainability

The sustainability of Don Cuco Sotol as described by company president, Jaclyn Jacquez Leo. Never miss and article or review again – Subscribe now! * indicates required Email Address * Email Format html text View previous newsletters.

Don Cuco Sotol Conquers California!

San Diego, CA, September 18, 2010–Hundreds of well-wishers greeted the Jacquez family, sixth generation distillers of Don Cuco Sotol at the Spirits of Mexico Festival. San Diego was abuzz with this ancient elixir from Chihuahua, Mexico which captured Gold Medals at the world famous Spirits of Mexico Tasting Competition for both its blanco and reposado … Read moreDon Cuco Sotol Conquers California!

Tequila Trends in the First Half of 2017

Now that the first quarter of 2017 is in the books and we are well into spring and summer margarita season, here’s what were noticing at Tequila Aficionado Media Headquarters. The Hits Just Keep on Coming! Don’t new #tequila brands know there’s an agave crisis? Click To Tweet As we pointed out in The Agave … Read moreTequila Trends in the First Half of 2017

Tequila Aficionado Podcasts Available on iTunes

It’s here!  Tequila Aficionado Podcasts are now available on iTunes! Tequila Aficionado partners and Tequila Jockeys (TJs) taste and discuss Tequila, Mezcal, Sotol, Raicilla and all agave spirits on Sipping Off the Cuff, the longest running tequila tasting show (established 1999). Subscribe now and listen to all the best classic interviews and tastings as well … Read moreTequila Aficionado Podcasts Available on iTunes

Tequila Aficionado Media Goes Global with 2016 Brands of Promise Award Winners

Tequila Aficionado Media Goes Global with 2016 Brands of Promise Award Winners Champions worthy agave spirits brands in various categories 2016 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Blanco Tequila Winners A post shared by Tequila Aficionado (@tequilaaficionado) on Jan 28, 2017 at 11:16am PST February, 7, 2017, San Antonio, TX—Tequila Aficionado Media kicks off the spirits … Read moreTequila Aficionado Media Goes Global with 2016 Brands of Promise Award Winners