Archive for the ‘Education of a Tequila Drinker’ Category

How to Taste Tequila Like a Catador…

…Or, at least, how to act like one There are two official schools in Mexico that train people to be certified catadores (tequila tasters).  One is actually a faction of the original school established in 2000 and known as the Academia Mexicana del Tequila (Mexican Tequila Academy). After a bitter falling out between the founders, […]

Gateway Tequilas Explained

What is a Gateway Tequila? “Gateway Tequila” is a term that is often used by Alex Perez and Mike Morales when describing infused, diffused, or otherwise altered tequilas.  In my education as a tequila drinker, I’ve tasted quite a few different tequilas.  Some were sugar-coated and lingered long after a sip while others were warm […]

Coming Soon! Sipping Tequila with Author Saranna DeWylde

Sipping with Saranna DeWylde M.A. “Mike” Morales discusses an upcoming feature in Lisa’s series, The Education of a Tequila Drinker, where we introduce Author Saranna DeWylde to the joys of sipping Tequila.     Look for this program where Lisa Pietsch and M.A. “Mike” Morales sip and discuss Diva Tequila, Avion Espresso, Acumbaro, and Avion […]

The Education of a Tequila Drinker – Ladies Talk

About The Education of Tequila Drinkers As with any education, we understand that not everyone gets it completely correct the first time out.  Every tequila aficionado has experienced a learning curve.  If you’re new to tequila, understand that it is a complex spirit and takes time and experience to fully appreciate.  If you’re a long-time […]

Tequila 101 with Pam Atherton & Mike Morales

A Closer Look with Pam Atherton It’s one of the most expensive spirits in the world, and probably the most misunderstood. Tequila journalistMike Morales educates us on the history, background and proper way to enjoy tequila. We learn that tequila comes from a lily, not a cactus…that tequila can only come from a specific area in […]

The Diffusor in Tequila Production: Are They Cheating?

The Diffusor in a Recent Twitter Conversation: A thought provoking question was asked via Twitter about the use of diffusors in tequila production. For the uninitiated, diffusors are used to efficiently extract the starches from harvested agave piñas that are subsequently cooked and distilled to make mass produced tequila.  To purists, its use is blasphemy because […]

David Suro’s Amazing Tequila 101

Special thanks to www.lrfoodcast.com for providing such a great video of David Suro’s presentation and staff training on tequila at Local Lime in Arkansas.  This is one of the best Tequila 101s we’ve seen yet!  A brilliant businessman, Suro-Piñero has made it his life’s mission to preserve and promote the tequila industry, a surprisingly complex […]

The Education of a Tequila Drinker: Destilando Amor

You’re probably wondering what a telenovella has to do with the Education of a Tequila Drinker.  Well, I’ll tell you.  But first, a bit of backstory: I’m not a follower of network soap operas.  Yes, I cut my teeth on As the World Turns and Guiding Light because my mother watched them.  This is how […]

National Geographic Talks Tequila

The Education of a Tequila Drinker As we explore some educational topics in tequila for those new to the spirit, we find this National Geographic video an interesting overview of tequila production even though it is fairly general and obviously slanted toward Jose Cuervo. What National Geographic Doesn’t Say And now for the educational portion: […]

The Education of a Tequila Drinker: Varietals

Originally posted on December 29, 2012 at www.LisaPietsch.com For those of you who may not have noticed, I’m a pretty big fan of tequila.  To me, it is a food group!  It is also a topic that my brother and I will discuss at great length and provides a special connection for siblings who live […]