Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

Tequila Aficionado Podcast #3 (Part 1 of 3)

The continuation of Podcast #2, this is Tequila Aficionado Founder, Alex Perez, and CEO, M.A. “Mike” Morales meeting face-to-face for the first time.  They met in July of 2006 at a restaurant in California and tasted Siembra Azul, Dos Lunas and  Jarro Viejo tequilas.  Their conversation spanned everything from established tequila families, drinking from the […]

Tequila Week in Review: Avion, China, Camarena, Mezcal, Hacienda del Sol and Patron

In case you missed some of our articles over the past week, we’ve linked them here for you: Sipping off the Cuff: Avion Tequila It was Throwback Tuesday and we released this never before heard podcast from the tequila Aficionado vault. China Opens Its Bars to Mexican Tequila – What Does This Mean For The […]

China Opens Its Bars to Mexican Tequila – What Does This Mean For The Tequila Industry?

We love social media here at Tequila Aficionado.  It is an exciting way to spur some fascinating discussions about our favorite topic – tequila! Our own M.A. “Mike” Morales recently posted this news piece on Facebook about the introduction of tequila to the Chinese market. Lisa Pietsch responded by saying: While it may be good […]

De La Tierre Maple Cinnamon Liqueur

“The maple trees of the north and the agave from the south have French kissed while dancing the Salsa.” Lisa Pietsch (Quebecois, hockey and tequila lover) reviews her first taste of De La Tierre Maple Cinnamon Liqueur (Reposado tequila with real Canadian Maple Syrup added). Read her full review by clicking here. Never miss and […]

Carlos Santana and Casa Noble

Carlos Santana shares his thoughts on the connection between his own history, Mexico and Casa Noble Tequila.  They don’t call it a “Spirit” for nothing. Never miss and article or review again – Subscribe now! * indicates required Email Address * Email Format html text View previous newsletters.

The Evolution of the Tequila Bar by M.A. “Mike” Morales

Tequila Aficionado’s Mike Morales describes in a dynamic format with text, video, and photos, the evolution of the tequila bar from old Mexico to present day Santa Monica. Excerpt from The Evolution of the Tequila Bar: From the early 1930s to the late 1950s, Mexico’s Golden Age of Cinema exposed the world to Los Tres […]

Vinazas: The Environmental Impact of the Growth of the Tequila Industry

Vinazas Are tequila drinkers killing the environment? There is most certainly a negative impact on one of Mexico’s most beautiful environments. Not all tequila drinkers are contributing to this though.  In fact, by choosing your brands wisely, you will not only have a much better tasting experience, but you’ll be supporting ecologically responsible farming and […]

Mike Morales Makes History at Cata de Tequila

Forbes’ Chris Milligan describes his experience at the historic New Mexico International Intimate Tequila Tasting (NMIITT) in Albuquerque.  he also describes how it was historic in two ways and what set it apart from any other tasting to date.  be sure to read the entire story (short) as well as the comments.  Click here now. […]

What If There Were No Duty Free Tequila?

In the December 17, 2009 issue of Drinks International online magazine, the headline reads: WHO plans global duty free liquor ban The story goes on to say… “The World Health Organization (WHO) has shocked the duty-free industry by proposing a global ban on duty-free liquor sales, a business which was worth $6.3bn last year.” The […]

Tequila: The Year in Review

According to figures released by Herradura, the number of cases of tequila exported annually are… US 11.5 million México 7.5 million Germany 450,000  Russia 300,000 Canada 250,000 France 200,000 Greece 190,000 Japan 150,000.    Of worldwide tequila production, Mexico bottles 33% while the United States bottles 51% as bulk mixto.    However, figures released by the […]

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