Archive for the ‘Brands of Promise’ Category

Lone Bottle of Mexican Moonshine

Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine is Back in Texas

A Triumphant Return to Tejas On this soggy and swampy St. Patrick’s Day, I was graciously invited to spend the afternoon at Sam’s Burger Joint by Mexican Moonshine creator and indie music rock star,  Roger Clyne.  He had arrived in Texas for a busy week of concerts at the famed music, media, film conference and festival, South […]

Announcing the 2014 Brands of Promise Nominees!

As you can guess by our announcement date, we’ve had a full year of tastings and reviews.  While we still have video reviews of several brands left to broadcast, we wanted to share our list of nominees with you: 2014 Brands of Promise Blanco Tequila Nominees #BOP2014 Click To Tweet Blanco Tequilas Fubar (only) Tromba […]

Sipping Off The Cuff: Julio Cesar Chavez Reposado

Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Julio Cesar Chavez Reposado Tequila, nominating it for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards. Julio Cesar Chavez Tequila Reposado Julio César Chávez Reposado is aged more than six months in oak barrels, longer than most Reposados. The extra aging results in a tantalizing balance of agave and […]

Sipping Off The Cuff: Real Gusto Organic Tequila Reposado

Tasting Real Gusto Organic Reposado Tequila Mike and Alex enjoyed Real Gusto Organic Tequila Reposado so much they nominated it for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards. Real Gusto Tequilas are now available in Texas.  Read more here. Real Gusto Organic Tequila Reposado: Recommended by Tequila Aficionado. Click To Tweet   Real Gusto is made […]

A Truckload of Agave – Agave Spirits, That Is

Agave Spirits Everywhere!     If you’ve been following Tequila Aficionado Media closely, you may have noticed a lull in the weekly Sipping Off The Cuff ™  episodes that traditionally have aired every Friday. As you may know, every tequila, mezcal or sotol label that submits samples for Sipping Off The Cuff ™ is automatically entered into our ground-breaking […]

Sipping Off The Cuff: El Silencio Mezcal

El Silencio Mezcal In this episode of Sipping Off The Cuff, Tequila Aficionado’s Alexander Perez and Mike Morales introduce our first official Mezcal tasting (look for Sotols coming soon too) of 2014 with El Silencio Mezcal.  This promises to be a year filled with delicious mezcals and we are pleased to kick it off with […]

2013 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise, Best In Show

2013 Brands of Promise for Best In Show The first annual Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards announcements are finally over.  We finish with the awards for the tequilas that proved to be Best in Show.  So many excellent brands were nominated for the 2013 Brands of Promise Awards but only 3 could be awarded […]

2013 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise, Best Packaging

2013 Brands of Promise for Best Packaging The first annual Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards are here! See the 2013 nominees and find out who the big winners were for their creative, classic and innovative packaging. Thank you to all the brands who sent in their samples for reviews on Sipping Off The Cuff. […]

2013 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise, Food

LimaRita Tequila Lime Sorbet LimaRita Tequila Lime Sorbet is the only choice for a gold medal.  Nothing else compares! We had never tasted anything like this. The LimaRita Tequila Lime Sorbet was delicious, light but satisfying, and presented perfectly!  Read our original review of this delicious product here.   Out in Nature, no two limes […]

2013 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise, Bar Tools

Vinturi Spirit Aerator is a Gold Medal Bar Tool     If you take your tequila seriously, you need a Vinturi Spirit Aerator. We don’t do a great deal of mixing here at Tequila Aficionado but the one tool we found we simply could not live without is the Vinturi Spirit Aerator.  M.A. “Mike” Morales […]