Honoring the Jimadores & One Famous Jimadora

Una Jimadora Famosa

Continuing with our Quinceanera celebration, we pay homage to the jimadores and present the most famous jimadora ever, Senora Angelica Rivera, heroine of the telenovela Destilando Amor, singing Gaviota.

 

Tequila Distilleries & Brands Updated

gaviota, Quinceanera, jimador, destilando amor, jimadoraOur updated list of tequila distilleries and brands, the “Nom List”, as of 30 June 2014, is now available for download in both PDF and Excel formats. Click on any of the underlined items within the list to be taken directly to our reviews, articles, tasting notes and features on each tequila brand.

Destilando Amor and the Jimadora

Montalvo, Gaviota, and El Jimador are all represented in our nom list.  Do you know the significance of each brand as they relate to Destilando Amor?

 

Tequila Brands Old & New

gaviota, Quinceanera, jimador, destilando amor, jimadoraEach of our NOM Lists contains the names and information of brands that have previously appeared on NOM lists in the past but have since been dropped by the CRT. Pinpointing your treasure bottles has never been easier! Please understand that this list is not a comprehensive list of every tequila brand ever made. We make every effort to be sure it is as accurate as possible from the time we at Tequila Aficionado Media began publishing our lists in 2013.

Click to download the format of your choice: gaviota, Quinceanera, jimador, destilando amor, jimadora

30 June 2014 NOM List in PDF format

30 June 2014 NOM List in Excel format

Click on any RED link within the NOM list to see the Tequila Aficionado articles and reviews on that brand. *Color Coding*

  • Brands highlighted in Green are recent additions (see comment on Excel spreadsheet for first shown date)
  • Brands highlighted in Red did not appear on the current list (see comment on Excel spreadsheet for last shown date)
  • Brands highlighted in Blue are suspected of using a diffusor in production.

Mariachis & New Nom List

In keeping with our celebration, we hope you will enjoy these mariachis as much as we have.

 

mariachi minion, mariachiTequila Distilleries & Brands Updated

 

Our updated list of tequila distilleries and brands, the “Nom List”, as of 23 June 2014, is now available for download in both PDF and Excel formats. Click on any of the underlined items within the list to be taken directly to our reviews, articles, tasting notes and features on each tequila brand.

 

fortalezaTequila Brands Old & New

 

Each of our NOM Lists contains the names and information of brands that have previously appeared on NOM lists in the past but have since been dropped by the CRT. Pinpointing your treasure bottles has never been easier! Please understand that this list is not a comprehensive list of every tequila brand ever made. We make every effort to be sure it is as accurate as possible from the time we at Tequila Aficionado Media began publishing our lists in 2013.

Click to download the format of your choice:

23 June 2014 NOM List in PDF format

23 June 2014 NOM List in Excel format

Click on any RED link within the NOM list to see the Tequila Aficionado articles and reviews on that brand.

*Color Coding*

  • Brands highlighted in Green are recent additions (see comment on Excel spreadsheet for first shown date)
  • Brands highlighted in Red did not appear on the current list (see comment on Excel spreadsheet for last shown date)
  • Brands highlighted in Blue are suspected of using a diffusor in production.

Celebrate Our Quinceanera!

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Happy Birthday To Us!

In addition to celebrating M.A. “Mike” Morales’ birthday today, we are also kicking off our very own quinceanera celebration as Tequila Aficionado turns fifteen this month!

Join us as we celebrate by pulling out all the stops with some fantastic new content!

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Sipping Off The Cuff: Dulce Dorado Tequila

Mike Morales & Alex Perez taste & discuss Dulce Dorado Honey Vanilla Tequila on this week’s Sipping Off The Cuff.

Dave and Andrea have traveled to the small beach town of Puerto Penasco, Mexico for many years. They instantly fell in love with the beautiful beaches, relaxed culture and, of course, the tequila.

In 2006, they met Carlos, a shop owner, who offered them a taste of an unforgettable Mezcal. This Mezcal was an infusion of maple and agave that had been perfected by his family for more than 100 years. The combination was delicious and very easy to drink and inspired Dave and Andrea.

They started infusing tequila with their own favorite flavors of honey and vanilla. After many attempts, they finally arrived at their secret recipe for some of the smoothest, easiest drinking tequila they had ever tasted. “When can I buy this?” was commonly heard from family and friends who were lucky enough to be among the early taste-testers. Dave and Andrea knew they were on to something. In 2011, they began working to bring their dream to fruition and are proud to present it to you today.

 

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Slim and Sexyrita

1 1/2 oz. Dulce Dorado Tequila

1/2 oz. Triple Sec

4 oz. diet grapefruit soda

1/2 lime (juiced)

Pour over ice in salt-rimmed glass

Garnish with lime wedge

 

Find more recipes here.

Country Ham: A Southern Tradition of Hogs, Salt & Smoke

steve coomes, ham, hogCongratulations to Tequila Aficionado Contributing Writer, Steve Coomes on his new release, Country Ham: A Southern Tradition of Hogs, Salt & Smoke!

“Few things are as timeless and southern as a country ham. Gone are the days of considering it a blue-collar staple that is too often overcooked, squashed between biscuit halves or served swimming in red-eye gravy. Today, country ham has found its place among the finest European cured meats and is served at ritzy restaurants as thinly sliced charcuterie or as a garnish on pricey appetizers. The makings of every country ham are the same—hogs, salt and smoke—but these hams undergo an aging process that is no less demanding, varied and fine-tuned than the process for aging the world’s finest wines. Get the rub on the history of curing pigs in the Country Ham Belt from food writer Steve Coomes, who consults the best in the ham-making business on everything to do with this salty, southern delicacy.”

 

Steve’s book is available in both Kindle and Paperback at Amazon.com, so click here to get it now! 

Read Sharon Thompson’s writeup of Steve’s book in the Lexington Herald Leader here. 

“Coomes takes readers on a journey from the first hog to arrive on American soil to interviews with ham craftmasters and how to cook a ham.

Coomes includes stories from Newsom, Bill Robertson Jr. (Finchville Farms in Finchville); Ronnie and Beth Drennan (Broadbent’s B&B Foods in Kuttawa); Charles Gatton Jr. (Father’s Country Hams in Bremen); Brian Harper (Harper’s in Clinton); June and Leslie Scott (Scott Hams in Greenville); and ham makers in Virginia and Tennessee.”

Find Steve on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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