The Añejo Way of Life With Señor Rio Tequila and Cigars by M.A. “Mike” Morales

I admit, I have a soft spot for Señor Rio tequila. Sure, it’s produced at the famed La Cofradía distillery (NOM 1137), where its flagship tequila, Casa Noble, grabs all the headlines these days.  And the co-founders, Jonathan Gach and Debbie Medina have a great love for tequila and a great love story, too.  And, … Read more

Tequila Boss Ladies by M.A. “Mike” Morales

Carmen Villareal, san matias

Tequila Boss Ladies  “The world will be saved by the western woman.” The Dalai Lama, Vancouver Peace Summit, September 2009 We’re pretty sure His Holiness had no idea that his proclamation would also include this Who’s Who of women in the Tequila Industry and beyond. Mary Clemente—Jurado Tequila… Exclusivity breeds demand and Clemente’s Jurado Tequila, nicknamed … Read more

Tequila Aficionado Media Goes to the Ballpark With Camarena Tequila

Step Up To The Plate The invitation read, “Step Up To the Plate With Camarena Tequila.”  The location–Angel Stadium Diamond Club, Anaheim, CA.  The time–Major League Baseball’s Opening Week.  The activities would include a private stadium tour, Camarena Tequila tasting, an interactive tequila cocktail demonstration, and Southwest style bites. Having grown up about 40 minutes … Read more

Sipping off the Cuff: Ekeco Organic Tequila

When we restructured Tequila Aficionado this year, we found some amazing podcasts that had never been heard before. As we all know, life sometimes gets in the way and a few of Mike and Alex’s podcasts slipped through the cracks. NO MORE! Every Tuesday is Throwback Tuesday until we’ve released all of those great previously … Read more

Sipping off the Cuff: Toro Dorado Plata

Mike Morales and Alex Perez of Tequila Aficionado taste and review Tequila Toro Dorado Plata.   Have you tried Toro Dorado Plata yet?  Tell us what you thought in the comments section below!   Never miss and article or review again – Subscribe now! * indicates required Email Address * Email Format html text View … Read more

Tequila Lifestyle–The Vinturi Spirit Aerator

Imagine what it would be like to see your tequila in high definition, or… To listen to it with the clarity of satellite radio–without static, or the constant interruption of commercials and annoying DJs yelling at you. That’s exactly what it’s like to taste tequila using an aerator.  But not just any aerator– A Vinturi … Read more

Portraits In Tequila–Alex Viecco of Montalvo Tequila…

Alex Viecco, CEO of award winning and triple distilled Montalvo tequila is a new hybrid of tequila brand owner. While he shares the passion of many of the family owned brands that I’ve had the pleasure of meeting, he has a keen business sense that comes from his many years in the financial planning industry. In … Read more

What If There Were No Duty Free Tequila?

In the December 17, 2009 issue of Drinks International online magazine, the headline reads: WHO plans global duty free liquor ban The story goes on to say… “The World Health Organization (WHO) has shocked the duty-free industry by proposing a global ban on duty-free liquor sales, a business which was worth $6.3bn last year.” The … Read more

Tequila: The Year in Review

According to figures released by Herradura, the number of cases of tequila exported annually are… US 11.5 million México 7.5 million Germany 450,000  Russia 300,000 Canada 250,000 France 200,000 Greece 190,000 Japan 150,000.    Of worldwide tequila production, Mexico bottles 33% while the United States bottles 51% as bulk mixto.    However, figures released by the … Read more

Tequila Timeline: A Different Perspective

Tequila Timeline: From Agave to the Worm For some reason this article Tequila Timeline: From Agave to the Worm was reposted in Fast Company Magazine on Friday, November 20, 2009 from an earlier post on October 15, 2009.  (Maybe it was because the editors forgot to add the cute tequila graphics the first time?) Anyway, most … Read more