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 … Read more

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.

Tequila Aficionado Media 2013

After a long hiatus during growth planning, Tequila Aficionado is expanding its reach.  We aren’t just an online magazine anymore.  In coming months, you’ll see Tequila Aficionado Media expanding its reach into all forms of media: print, electronic, radio, television… Look for exciting changes; expanded information, services and products; brilliant new articles; insightful new brand … Read more

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 … Read more

A Tequila Fact Most Don’t Want to Admit

Tequila newbs will often namedrop. It gives them away every time. A controversial sound bite from my upcoming dynamic article, The Evolution of The Tequila Bar, featuring Mercado restaurant and bar in the heart of Santa Monica, CA. Marco Antonio Ramos Monterrubio, the former manager of Mercado, reveals the one tequila fact that most don’t want to admit. … Read more

Three Things to Look For In A Tequila…

The one thing?  No, three things! Click on the photo to explore them now with Catador Marco Antonio Ramos Monterrubio.   Never miss and article or review again – Subscribe now! * indicates required Email Address * Email Format html text View previous newsletters.

Tequila Cocktails – the 3 Secrets by M.A. “Mike” Morales

M.A. “Mike” Morales’ short video interview with mixologist Gilbert Marquez of Mercado restaurant and bar in the heart of Santa Monica, CA, reveals Gilbert’s three secrets to memorable tequila cocktails. Click here for 3 Secrets to Memorable Tequila Cocktails     Read also: Destination Cocktail: Irish Poet by Gilbert Marquez March 16, 2013|By Jessica Gelt | … Read more

Approachable Tequila Cocktails by M.A. “Mike” Morales

Gilbert Marquez explains the finer points of introducing the uninitiated to tequila and how to gently ease them into the world of the aficionado through finely crafted cocktails. Click here to see M.A. “Mike” Morales’ interview clip on Approachable Tequila Cocktails. Never miss and article or review again – Subscribe now! * indicates required Email … Read more

The Concept Behind Mercado

“The brainchild of long time friends, serial restaurateur Jesse Gomez and celebrated Executive Chef Jose Acevedo, Mercado, recently voted Los Angeles Magazine’s Best New Restaurant of 2013, has rapidly gained destination point status even among locals.” Click here to see Mike Morales’ Mercado interview.   Located in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica, Mercado serves … Read more

Unlocking Mercado’s Mexican Spirits Treasures

Welcome to Mercado where they keep the spirits of Mexico locked in a treasure chest of amazing proportions! Click here to see Marco open the vault! Never miss and article or review again – Subscribe now! * indicates required Email Address * Email Format html text View previous newsletters.