Archive for the ‘Agave’ Category

The Agave Shortage of 2017 Is Worse Than We Thought

We tried to pretend it didn’t already exist. Articles on an impending agave shortage had been showing up since late 2015, but we thought safety precautions were in place.  The Consejo Regulador del Tequila (CRT) had it all handled. Then, this happened… Snow In Arandas On March 10, 2016, Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico, considered part of the […]

We’ll Revel in Agave Spirits at 6Smith Tomorrow!

Revel Spirits are very unique agave spirits.  You’d understand if you’d tasted them! If you haven’t tasted them yet, we heartily recommend you give they a try. Since our reviews of Revel, we’ve discovered some delicious details about the spirit that agave geeks like us really appreciate: Revel Spirits’ Agave plants are grown in the […]

Arte del Mezcal Texas Tour with Wahaka Mezcal

On the evening of January 15, 2016, during the busy San Antonio Cocktail Conference weekend, Tequila Aficionado’s Mike Morales was invited to sit in on mezcal historian and author Ulises Torrentera’s Arte del Mezcal class and discussion. As a bonus, the event was sponsored by the luscious Wahaka Mezcal brand and moderated and translated by its […]

Bats Are Dying!

During Tequila Aficionado Media’s historic Dia de los Muertos Tequila Tour, Lisa Pietsch and I paid a visit to Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico.  Before exploring the awesome depths of the caves and the formation of stalactites and stalagmites, we were also met with this alarming notice. Even though it’s the Mexican freetail bats that are […]

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Thank GAD for Gracías A Dios Mezcal

[Long before the general public does, Tequila Aficionado Media often gets tipped off about new agave spirits brands that will be entering the market.  One such tip was for Gracías A Dios (GAD) mezcal.  We had no idea that we would bump into them during the San Antonio Cocktail Conference in mid- January, 2015.  Of course, we […]

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The Montelobos Mezcal Project

[After The San Antonio Cocktail Conference held in January, 2015, Tequila Aficionado Media caught up with Dr. Iván Saldaña, producer of the upstart mezcal, Montelobos, a partnership project with the makers of Milagro tequila.  A featured speaker during the conference, here’s our in-depth discussion held at the bar of the lavish Westin Riverwalk Hotel.] La Anatomia del Mezcal In Dr. […]

Embajador Tequila Supreme Añejo Review by Steve Coomes

Compared to its siblings, Embajador Supreme Añejo is a big, big brother.  Rested for 18 months—a full 10 months longer than its Premium Reposado—Supreme is a veritable post-grad student compared to its primary school brothers. Yet, for all that age its color is surprisingly pale gold.  Not that color determines everything, but 18 months is […]

Embajador Tequila Premium Reposado Review by Steve Coomes

Premium, the second of three Embajador Tequila offerings can be described as the good middle child of the bunch– Eager to please, never offending, yet losing a tad of its uniqueness sandwiched between its siblings. According to the distiller, it’s rested for eight months in American and French Oak barrels, meaning the final product is a […]

Tequila Aficionado Media Reveals 2014 Brands of Promise™ Winners!

Awards Announced During a LIVE Google Hangout Telecast For Immediate Release! March, 28, 2015, San Antonio, TX—In an unprecedented live Google Hangout telecast, Tequila Aficionado Media (TequilaAficionado.com) unveiled its Second Annual 2014 Brands Of Promise™ Award winners in Tequila, Mezcal and several other agave related categories.  A full list of Brands Of Promise™ winners can […]

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A Bartender’s Tip from Germán González

In this clip, Germán González, distiller of T1 Tequila Uno and Tears of Llorana, reveals the difficulty in getting consumers to sip 100% agave tequila and shares a technique that a particular bartender uses to educate drinkers who ask for T1 in a cocktail. A thoughtful bartender or mixologist will always serve the customer in […]