Posts Tagged ‘tequila’

Sipping Off The Cuff: Rancho La Joya Blanco

Rancho La Joya Tequila 35 years ago the Garcia family acquired a land known as “Rancho La Joya” in the heart of the Mexican highlands. The red soil was rich in nutrients, vital to the growth and smooth taste of the world’s most flavorful agave plants. With hard work and dedication, the family turned their […]

Sipping Off The Cuff: Avion Reposado

Avion Reposado Tequila Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Avion Reposado Tequila, nominating it for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards. Avion Reposado Age: Six months (3 times longer than the industry norm) Color: Light amber Aroma: Roasted agave with pleasant notes of oak and vanilla Taste: Floral with hints of cherry, peach and […]

Tears of Llorona served in Riedel stemware.

Tears Of Llorona–Tequila’s Higher Octave

“Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.”–Ludwig van Beethoven In music, an octave is the difference in sound between the first and eighth note on a musical scale. In astrology, the planets Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are commonly considered the […]

Sipping Off The Cuff: Xzibit’s Bonita Tequila Platinum

 Xzibit’s Bonita Tequila Platinum Bonita Platinum Tequila “clearly enhanced” Click To Tweet Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Xzibit’s Bonita Tequila, a blanco referred to as “Platinum” and five times distilled at La Cofradia. Although this isn’t your father’s tequila, they do think it might be a great gift for mom!  It’s so […]

Nom List, 19 Jan 2015

As previously, our tequila nom list contains the names and information of current brands and tequila distilleries as well as those that have previously appeared on NOM lists but have since been dropped by the CRT. Download the updated Tequila Nom List for 19Jan2015 at Tequila Aficionado. Click To Tweet You’ll also find links (in […]

A cocktail and sample of T1.

A Bartender’s Tip from Germán González

In this clip, Germán González, distiller of T1 Tequila Uno and Tears of Llorana, reveals the difficulty in getting consumers to sip 100% agave tequila and shares a technique that a particular bartender uses to educate drinkers who ask for T1 in a cocktail. A thoughtful bartender or mixologist will always serve the customer in […]

Sipping Off The Cuff: Astral Tequila Blanco

Astral Tequila Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Astral Blanco Tequila, nominating it for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards. Astral Tequila “I like it a lot” says Tequila Aficionado Click To Tweet Astral Tequila “Big and beefy” Click To Tweet About Astral Tequila Astral Tequila is totally unique and reminiscent of the way tequila was […]

Sipping Off The Cuff: Cabo Wabo Anejo

Cabo Wabo Anejo Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Cabo Wabo Anejo Tequila, nominating it for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards. Cabo Wabo Tequila was born in 1996 on the backroads of Guadalajara by legendary musician andtequila aficionado, Sammy Hagar. After searching for atequila exceptional enough to serve inside his cantinain Cabo […]

Agave fields.

The Rules of Agave with Germán González

In these next two clips, while enjoying sips of Germán González’s masterpiece, Tears of Llorona, we discuss the ins and outs of the tequila business. The Only Rule That Counts Germán Gonzalez, distiller of T1 Tequila Uno and Tears of Llorana, reveals the only real rule, according to the normas (the rules and regulations that govern the […]

Sipping Off The Cuff: Cabo Wabo Reposado

Cabo Wabo Reposado Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Cabo Wabo Reposado Tequila, nominating it for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards. Cabo Wabo Tequila was born in 1996 on the backroads of Guadalajara by legendary musician andtequila aficionado, Sammy Hagar. After searching for atequila exceptional enough to serve inside his cantinain Cabo […]

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