Terralta Tequila and Creo Spirits: Behind the Scenes

[*FTC Disclosure: Brands appearing on the Tequila Aficionado Wild Wild West 2017 Tour were vetted as Brand of Promise(c) Nominees and paid a nominal fee to be included.] The Lay of the Land The need for small-to-medium sized distributors in every state will become even more important in 2018 to ensure that worthy agave spirit … Read moreTerralta Tequila and Creo Spirits: Behind the Scenes

Terralta Tequila Dinner at Elvira’s in Tucson

[*FTC Disclosure: Brands appearing on the Tequila Aficionado Wild Wild West 2017 Tour were vetted as Brand of Promise(c) Nominees and paid a nominal fee to be included.] Welcome to Tucson One of our first stops on the Wild Wild West 2017 Tour was to Elvira’s Tequila Cocina & Vino at its newest location on … Read moreTerralta Tequila Dinner at Elvira’s in Tucson

Embajador Tequila Pairing at Torch Cigar Bar

[*FTC Disclosure: Brands appearing on the Tequila Aficionado Wild Wild West 2017 Tour were vetted as Brand of Promise(c) Nominees and paid a nominal fee to be included.] Spark Me Up! Across the vast Desert Ridge Marketplace on trendy High Street in Phoenix is nestled the fashionable Torch Cigar Bar. Embajador Tequila’s freshest customer provided … Read moreEmbajador Tequila Pairing at Torch Cigar Bar

Sotol’s Cultural Appropriation

For over the past seven years, I’ve been a huge supporter of the Mexican spirit known as sotol.  You can read what I had to say about it in Tom Barry’s excellent article, A Sotol Story. In case you’re unaware, sotol is made from the Desert Spoon plant (Dasylirion wheeleri) that grows in Northern Mexico, as … Read moreSotol’s Cultural Appropriation

Tequila Aficionado Media Hits the Trail for the 2017 Wild Wild West Tour

Wrangles Agave Spirit Brands of Promise for History Making Promotional Roundup For Immediate Release! SAN ANTONIO, TX, UNITED STATES, October 3, 2017 Like the early settlers of the frontier, Tequila Aficionado Media goes west.  Driving a prairie schooner (actually, a travel trailer) loaded with distilled agave spirits—26 brands with 58 distinct expressions in all–to share … Read moreTequila Aficionado Media Hits the Trail for the 2017 Wild Wild West Tour

Love and Fun at the Mammoth Margarita Festival

[Editor’s Note:  All photos and videos are by Tequila Jockey, David Dinius, Special Correspondent to Tequila Aficionado Media at the Mammoth Margarita Festival.  Thanks also to Michelle Dinius and David Decker.] For Love and Fun One of the more beloved #agavespirits events is @MargFest1 in Mammoth Lakes, CA. Click To Tweet One of the more … Read moreLove and Fun at the Mammoth Margarita Festival

Chisholm Trail Crafts | Jarrito Tumbler Tasting Notes

Tasting notes submitted to Chisholm Trail Craft Glasses for the prototype of Stolzle’s jarrito tumbler, a proposed vessel designed to exclusively appreciate agave spirits. *** JARRITO TUMBLER TASTING NOTES   Mr. Romeo Hristov from Chisholm Trail Crafts, Incorporated, has asked me to test a prototype of the Jarrito tumbler for tequila/agave spirits produced by Stölzle … Read moreChisholm Trail Crafts | Jarrito Tumbler Tasting Notes

Women In the Mezcal Industry: Barbara Sweetman

The First Time Barbara Sweetman has single handedly given more people in the world their first taste of mezcal. Click To Tweet I first met Barbara Sweetman, Vice President of Caballeros, Inc., and International Sales Manager of Scorpion Mezcal, and now, Sierra Norte Whiskies in March 2011. I was visiting the infamous Nightclub & Bar … Read moreWomen In the Mezcal Industry: Barbara Sweetman

Tequila vs Mezcal: The Director’s Cut

Skepticism and Terror In early June 2017, I was interviewed via email by VinePair’s conscientious staff writer, Nickolaus Hines, on whether I thought that mezcal could “…Grow its way to the Mainstream Without Losing its Roots.” Skepticism usually sets in whenever we’re approached for quotes by writers attempting to compose complex articles about the plight … Read moreTequila vs Mezcal: The Director’s Cut

Tequila Aficionado Media Mounts Up for its 2017 Wild Wild West Tour

Tequila Aficionado Media Mounts Up for its 2017 Wild Wild West Tour Wrangles Agave Spirit Brands of Promise for October Promotional Roundup For Immediate Release! July, 2017, San Antonio, TX— Beginning October 1, 2017, Tequila Aficionado Media pulls up stakes for the Wild Wild West promotional road tour touting its past and present Brand Of … Read moreTequila Aficionado Media Mounts Up for its 2017 Wild Wild West Tour