Archive for the ‘Lisa Pietsch’ Category

Tequila Aficionado Media Announces the 2015 Brands Of Promise Award Winners!

Honors Bestowed During LIVE Blab Webcast For Immediate Release! March 14, 2016, San Antonio, TX—Tequila Aficionado Media’s Third Annual 2015 Brands Of Promise© Awards were broadcast LIVE on Blab in Tequila, Mezcal and other assorted agave-related categories. See the full list of medal recipients here. @TequilaAficion Announces #2015BOP Medal Winners! Click To Tweet Among the […]

The Tequila Aficionado Wiki is Up!

The Tequila Aficionado Wiki is for Consumers & Brands Alike Tequila Aficionado Wiki For Consumers: With so many brands in our portfolio of reviews, recipes, articles, and tours, we felt it was time to create a Wiki where aficionados could find one-stop convenience in exploring all of our content on particular tequila, mezcal and sotol brands. […]


Tequila Aficionado Takes to The Open Road

On The Road Again Unlike some tequilas, most of my moves have never been smooth–or without incident. For the better part of 18 years, I lived in New Mexico.  After a year long stay in my home state of California, I moved my personal residence and headquarters to San Antonio, TX to helm the newly […]

Diva Tequila Truffles Recipe

Tequila Test Kitchen After judging some stupendous Suerte Tequila Truffles by Piece, Love & Chocolate for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards, I decided to take truffles to the Tequila Test Kitchen.  Since the folks at Diva Tequila were kind enough to provide us with a sample for experimenting, I decided to create Diva Tequila […]

Cranberry & Orange Diva Tequila Scones Recipe

Cranberry & Orange Diva Tequila Scones I’ve found Diva Tequila to be particularly versatile in drinking, pairing, and cooking.  I’ve wanted to create a tequila scone recipe for some time now and am happy to announce that I’ve finally got a keeper!  These scones may be a little darker than yours might turn out as […]

Sauza Rescues Women by Dumbing Down and Giving Them Lousy Tequila

Originally posted on April 20, 2013 at I am offended, and with good reason. All week, Beam Global has been talking down to me as though I’m 18 and haven’t a brain in my pretty little head.  Well, I’ve had it! “We’ve taken America’s #1 cocktail and made it even more refreshing by adding […]

Cuervo Cinge (Cringe) Review

I received a sample bottle of Cuervo Cinge just before the holidays.  The Cuervo marketing minions were hot to trot on this one and they wanted everyone’s reviews out before the holiday buying binge began. I gave the bottle a day to rest from its travels and then tasted some.  I wasn’t expecting something that […]

Holiday Recipe: Maple Liqueur Tequila Pumpkin Pie

    When I tried De La Tierre Maple Liqueur Tequila, I was impressed with the natural maple flavor that took me back to my childhood and tapping maple trees in Maine.  (Click on the QR code to the right to read my review.) Ever since then, I’ve been anxious to try cooking some favorite […]

Lisa Pietsch Spices it Up with Peligroso Cinnamon Tequila

I sat down the other evening to taste Peligroso Cinnamon.  I knew Peligroso was good to begin with so I aerated it with the Vinturi Spirit Aerator to allow it to show me what it had.  As it happens, Peligroso Cinnamon has all the right stuff.  This isn’t some girly bottle of silliness with all […]

Review of Grant MacPherson’s Word of Mouth by Lisa Pietsch

One of the benefits of working at Tequila Aficionado is that we’re often privy to tequila scuttlebutt.  When I heard whispers that Mary Clemente, boss lady of Jurado Tequila, was working on something with well-travelled celebrity Chef Grant MacPherson, I had to know more. It isn’t just about the tequila for me.  My interest lies […]