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Mexican Spirits and Beer are Mainstream in El Norte

Made In Mexico It didn’t take the North American Free Trade Agreement to get U.S. consumers to buy Mexican. Tequilas, brandies, liqueurs and beers from south of the border have been popular here for years. Nafta, a steadily growing Hispanic population and increasingly worldly consumers have helped grow these products even more dramatically in recent […]

Latin Spirits Make a Big Splash In America’s Cocktails, Says Distilled Spirits Council

Originally Published Jul 19, 2002 With close proximity to the Caribbean and Central America, the US has been heavily influenced by the infectious rhythms and flavors of Latin culture. Evidence of this new ‘Latin Invasion’ typified by the popularity of music from the likes of J-LO, Shakira, Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias, is quickly finding […]

2nd Annual New Mexico International Tequila Experience™

  From the Tequila Aficionado Vault, June 2, 2002 Mike Morales and his team do it again, with the 2nd Annual New Mexico International Tequila Experience™ the largest tequila tasting in the South West. A Night to Remember “The demand for more information after our inaugural show had been overwhelming, and this year’s event has […]

1st Annual New Mexico International Tequila Experience™

Originally Published February 20, 2001   Glamour and Magic at The 1st Annual New Mexico International Tequila Experience™ Mike Morales finds Tequila Aficionados in New Mexico Click To Tweet By Mike Morales Tequila Aficionado Magazine Contributor/Columnist Albuquerque is a city of many “firsts.” After World War II, it was one of the first cities dedicated to […]

Masa Azul’s Siembra Spirits Event

Masa Azul’s Siembra Spirits Event is on June 16th!   On Tuesday June 16th at 7:00pm, Masa Azul is hosting an amazing dinner and tasting with Siembra Spirits!  David Suro, the owner of Siembra Spirits as well as Tequilas Restaurant in Philadelphia, will be on hand to discuss his artisan line of agave spirits.  David is […]

Jessica’s Journey: Dreaming of Mexico

I have been reading a lot lately about a new tequila tour being offered by the Four Season’s Hotel and Resort in Punta Mita. I wrote about it in my own personal blog and while I expounded on the tour itself I did not go into detail about the beach resort and I should have. […]

Unlocking Mercado’s Mexican Spirits Treasures

Welcome to Mercado where they keep the spirits of Mexico locked in a treasure chest of amazing proportions! Click here to see Marco open the vault! Never miss and article or review again – Subscribe now! * indicates required Email Address * Email Format html text View previous newsletters.

Last Tequila Standing: Don Pilar Tequila Tasting

  Tequila Don Pilar was founded in 1909 Don Pilar Tequila is crafted from 100% Blue Agave. Estate-grown in the Highlands of Jalisco by Don Pilar Contreras. www.donpilar.com   40% alc/vol   Awards 2011 Ultimate Spirits Challenge-Tequila Blanco: 86/100 points. “Strong recommendation.” 2010 Spirits of Mexico-Gold Medal in the Añejo category 2010 Ultimate Spirits Challenge-Semi-finalist, […]

Judging at The Monterey Bay Tequila & Cuisine

In mid-August of 2014, the organizers of the 6th Annual Monterey Bay Tequila & Cuisine, which took place on October 11, 2014, graciously asked Tequila Aficionado Media CEO, Mike Morales, to participate as a judge.  Their unique, take-at-home blind tequila tasting competition used the Tequila Matchmaker smartphone application to score and bestow awards.  You can review […]

Monterey Bay Tequila Fest Winners Announced

The Monterey Bay Tequila and Cuisine Festival has announced the winners of their 2014 blind tasting. Blind tastings were conducted over the past month by judges from around the country and compiled using the Tequila Matchmaker App.  Following are the winners of the Monterey Bay Tequila and Cuisine Festival: Blanco Winners Platinum = Fortaleza Gold […]

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