Women In the Tequila Industry: Erika Vargas Flores

Erika Vargas Flores has spearheaded Altos Cienega Unidos (NOM 1570) in the village of Rancho Lagunillas, nestled in Atotonilco El Alto, for the past four years. When upstart flagship brand, El Consuelo, won the coveted 2016 Brands Of Promise(C) award in the Organic category, tequila aficionados everywhere took notice. Subsequently, we came to discover that … Read more

Sipping Off The Cuff | Scorpion Mezcal Joven Blue Agave [Transcript]

Watch the original video review here   MIKE: HI, I’m Mike Morales you’re watching Sipping Off the Cuff on Tequila Aficionado, a part of Tequila Aficionado Media. I’m here in San Antonio and that gentleman over there is…  RICK: Rick Levy in San Diego. MIKE: (laughing) Rick. Tonight, I’m so excited. We have been trying … Read more

Embajador Commands Craft Tequilas on USA Today!

Locks-In Top Spot Among 10 Best Boutique Brands…   November 9, 2016, Austin, TX:  In September, 2016, family-owned Embajador Tequila (Spanish for ambassador) was voted among the top tier of boutique tequilas by USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice List. In a hard-fought race, Embajador ran away from a tight field of 19 distinct craft … Read more

Sipping Off the Cuff | Azunia Tequila Black

*It has come to our attention that the Black expression is not organic. Please disregard mislabeling on the video. FTC Disclaimer: All samples are received free of charge but no payment is accepted by Tequila Aficionado or its agents for reviews. All reviews are the opinions of those participating in the tasting and positive reviews … Read more

Sipping Off the Cuff | Azunia Tequila Anejo

FTC Disclaimer: All samples are received free of charge but no payment is accepted by Tequila Aficionado or its agents for reviews. All reviews are the opinions of those participating in the tasting and positive reviews are never guaranteed. From Azunia Tequila: Azuñia is smooth, clean craft tequila with authentic flavor from the local terroir … Read more

Sipping Off the Cuff | Azunia Organic Tequila Reposado

FTC Disclaimer: All samples are received free of charge but no payment is accepted by Tequila Aficionado or its agents for reviews. All reviews are the opinions of those participating in the tasting and positive reviews are never guaranteed. From Azunia Tequila: Azuñia is smooth, clean craft tequila with authentic flavor from the local terroir … Read more

Sipping Off the Cuff | Azunia Organic Tequila Blanco

FTC Disclaimer: All samples are received free of charge but no payment is accepted by Tequila Aficionado or its agents for reviews. All reviews are the opinions of those participating in the tasting and positive reviews are never guaranteed. From Azunia Tequila: Azuñia is smooth, clean craft tequila with authentic flavor from the local terroir … Read more

Sipping Off the Cuff | Don Pilar Tequila Extra Anejo

FTC Disclaimer: All samples are received free of charge but no payment is accepted by Tequila Aficionado or its agents for reviews. All reviews are the opinions of those participating in the tasting and positive reviews are never guaranteed. From the Don Pilar website 40 MONTHS OF DOUBLE-CASK AGING Don Pilar’s Extra Añejo is aged … Read more

Sipping Off the Cuff | Don Pilar Tequila Blanco

FTC Disclaimer: All samples are received free of charge but no payment is accepted by Tequila Aficionado or its agents for reviews. All reviews are the opinions of those participating in the tasting and positive reviews are never guaranteed. From the Don Pilar website AN UNAGED, PURE SPIRIT A blanco tequila is unaged and clear—the … Read more

Artisanal Mezcal in Oaxaca 25 Years Hence: No Two Batches are Different

By Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D. Not to scare the bejesus out of mezcal aficionados, but the industry must be careful as the popularity of the spirit skyrockets, so as not to lose one of its hallmarks, that is the uniqueness of every lot distilled.  We still hear and read that no two batches of (artisanal) … Read more