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Suerte Tequila – A Tequila Aficionado Brand of Promise Nominee

Suerte Tequila 2013 Brand of Promise Nominee Suerte Tequila co-founders, Laurence Spiewak & Lance Sokol, and Master Distiller, Pedro Hernandez Barba explain the story of their brand and the process that’s used to produce it.     Read Ryan Kelly’s review and tasting notes on Suerte Blanco here.   Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste […]

Suerte Blanco

Suerte Blanco Review & Tasting Notes

The Spanish word “Suerte” translates to “luck.” The bottles of all three Suerte expressions are decorated with a marketing-friendly rabbit designed by a tattoo artist in a native Mexican (Aztec/Mayan) style. It’s accompanied by a Partida/spirit bird-style origin story. This time, tequila was discovered by a farmer’s wife who saw a rabbit getting tipsy on […]

Sipping off the Cuff with Suerte Tequila

Alex Perez and Mike Morales review Suerte Tequila‘s Blanco, Reposado and Anejo. Suerte Tequila is a new brand out of Colorado that has a great story behind their logo and all the symbols that can be found on it.  Explore the symbolism on their website at www.drinksuerte.com. Also on Tequila Aficionado: Ryan Kelley reviews Suerte […]

2014 Brands of Promise

2014 Brands of Promise Blanco Tequila Nominees #BOP2014 Click To Tweet Blanco Tequilas Fubar (only) Tromba Caos Piedra Azul Titanium Penasco Trianon Don Nacho (regular) Don Nacho (extra premium) Calavera (lowland agave; brick oven baked/autoclave) Huizache Circulo Cesar Chavez Cabresto Demetrio Whispering Eye Gaviota Senda Real Don Fermin Blanco High Proof Astral (46% ABV) Blanco […]

Diva Tequila Truffles Recipe

Tequila Test Kitchen After judging some stupendous Suerte Tequila Truffles by Piece, Love & Chocolate for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards, I decided to take truffles to the Tequila Test Kitchen.  Since the folks at Diva Tequila were kind enough to provide us with a sample for experimenting, I decided to create Diva Tequila […]

Felipe’s Mexican Restaurant–It’s In The Blood

Felipe’s Mexican Restaurant’s humble beginning exemplifies the meaning of the Latino American Dream.  Voted a Reader’s Choice award for Best Mexican Restaurant in 2014 by the Wichita Eagle, the family owned chain has been in business for nearly 50 years pioneering its style of Mexican cuisine and feeding generations of families in Wichita, Kansas.  On a bustling and muggy Friday […]

The Roca Patron Road Show

  Roca Patron Hits The Road All across the country, in carefully selected cities where the beautiful people roam like Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Miami, and San Francisco, the Patrón PR machine (which spent a reported $34.1 million in measured media in 2013), is rolling out its new Roca Patrón line of tequilas. Here in […]

Craft Tequila–WTF Does THAT Mean? Part 2

Blurred Lines Throughout Part 1, we employed the use of more adjectives and descriptors to define, describe and distinguish one booze from another in the same category, as well as to give the illusion that it is actually closer to another booze in the leading categories. Words like award-winning, artisanal, small-run, limited-production, hand-crafted, and boutique […]

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 […]

2013 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise, Best In Show

2013 Brands of Promise for Best In Show The first annual Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards announcements are finally over.  We finish with the awards for the tequilas that proved to be Best in Show.  So many excellent brands were nominated for the 2013 Brands of Promise Awards but only 3 could be awarded […]

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