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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 […]


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 […]

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Women in The Tequila Industry: Jaclyn Jacquez by M.A. “Mike” Morales

Jaclyn Jacquez considers herself an adelita, of sorts. Adelitas were female solders (soldaderas) who were a vital force during the Mexican Revolution in the early 1900s, fighting alongside men.  As President of Don Cuco Sotol, she spearheads a sixth generation  company producing a spirit steeped in 800 years of history. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico […]

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 […]

NM International Intimate Tequila Tasting

NM International Intimate Tequila Tasting Alexander Perez and Mike Morales from Tequila Aficionado do a recap on the historic CATA that took place at the NM (New Mexico) International Intimate Tequila Tasting that took place July 22, 2011. Find out more about M.A. “Mike” Morales’ experiences and efforts in tequila education at Organized by […]

Mike Morales’ NMIITT Presents Historic First-Ever Award for Certified Organic Tequila

By Alexander Perez | 08.06.11 OnFriday, July 22, 2011, in celebration of National Tequila Weekend, twelve of the most inspired and celebrated catadores (tequila tasters) from around the US enthusiastically gathered to judge a wide array of tequilas in an historic blind tasting competition at the New Mexico International Intimate Tequila Tasting(TM) held at Heritage […]

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. […]

Tequila Timeline: A Different Perspective

Tequila Timeline: From Agave to the Worm For some reason this article Tequila Timeline: From Agave to the Worm was reposted in Fast Company Magazine on Friday, November 20, 2009 from an earlier post on October 15, 2009.  (Maybe it was because the editors forgot to add the cute tequila graphics the first time?) Anyway, most […]

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