Posts Tagged ‘california’

Girasoles Restaurant Premieres in Southern California

  Originally published September 30, 2002 Girasoles Restaurant premieres this month on the Southern California restaurant scene, specializing in authentic recipes from six different regions of Mexico. Like its name, which means “sunflower,” Girasoles is fresh, exciting and colorful, serving authentic dishes in a dining room accented by fresh flowers and beautiful decor. NORWALK, Calif., […]

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Tequila Aficionado Takes to The Open Road

On The Road Again Unlike some tequilas, most of my moves have never been smooth–or without incident. For the better part of 18 years, I lived in New Mexico.  After a year long stay in my home state of California, I moved my personal residence and headquarters to San Antonio, TX to helm the newly […]

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 […]

Embajador Tequila Conquers California At Spirits of Mexico!

Captures gold and silver medals across contest categories… September 29, 2014, Del Mar, CA—Embajador Tequila Supreme añejo was awarded a gold medal from the longest running Mexican spirits competition in North America, the Spirits of Mexico.  A panel of judges with over 300 years of experience between them also voted both Embajador Tequila Platinum Blanco […]

Change is at Hand for the Tequila Market, Part I

Part I of II Written by Chris Zarus of TequilaRack Tequila Brands and Producers Have Already Sailed Into the Sucker Hole For those new to the expression, a “sucker hole” is a colloquial term referring to a spate of good weather that “suckers” sailors into leaving port just in time for a storm to resume […]

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Tequila Tapatío And The Source of Life

Welcome Back, Old Friend On two separate occasions, Carlos Camarena, the third generation master distiller of El Tesoro de Don Felipe and the equally famous and classic Tequila Tapatío, stepped outside of Las Perlas mezcal and tequila bar in the heart of downtown Los Angeles to enjoy a cigarette. Taking in the scenery of a chilly […]

MLB Loves Camarena Tequila by M.A. “Mike” Morales

Mike Morales recently attended a great mixology event at Angel Stadium hosted by Camarena Tequila, featuring Joel Black of BlackLab Ventures. More on Camarena Tequila Coming Soon! Mike has a big article about the event in the works now so look for it here soon.  In the meantime, see if you can find him here […]

California Legislature Passes Liquor Sampling Bill

“In today’s economy customers want to know what a particular Single Malt Scotch or Bourbon tastes like before spending $40-$50 on a bottle,” said Council Vice President Adam Smith – noting that California joins neighboring states Arizona, Nevada and Oregon in allowing tasting events at restaurants, bars and now distilled spirits outlets.  “Tasting events are […]

Pomona Tequila Tasting 2005

Pomona Tequila Tasting Video of some of the happenings at the Pomona Tequila Tasting in Pomona, CA. For information on future tequila tastings in the Pomona, California, area, contact the Agave Girls. The Agave Girls are Latinas passionate about agave spirits! From highland Tequilas, to heirloom Mezcals, to emerging Bacanoras and beyond, they love exploring […]

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