Shaker & Spoon Cocktail Club is partnering with the Tequila Interchange Project for their upcoming October ¡Viva Mezcal! Box, available online throughout September at www.shakerandspoon.com. Russell Davis, Shaker & Spoon’s Chief Cocktail Officer and a celebrity in the spirits and bartending industry, will be creating one of the drinks from the October box and donating his royalty to … Read moreShaker & Spoon to Benefit Tequila Interchange Project
[This editorial (with my comments) is inspired by the following video on the dastardly NOM 199 currently in review in Mexico. Please, take a few moments to view this easy-to-follow video, then, feel free to share it among your friends, family, colleagues and cohorts. Afterwards, go here to sign the petition and unifying statement against … Read moreNOM 199 Will Bring the Tequila & Mezcal Apocalypse
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 … Read moreArte del Mezcal Texas Tour with Wahaka 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 … Read moreThank GAD for Gracías A Dios Mezcal
The Maturation of Palenques and Mezcal Production in Oaxaca, 2015: Migration, Certification, Expansion Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D. Every two weeks or so I’m asked about the change in the number of artisanal mezcal distilleries, or palenques, in and around the central valleys of Oaxaca, given the dramatic rise in the spirit’s global popularity over … Read moreMezcal Production in Oaxaca – More Mezcal is on the Way! by Alvin Starkman
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 … Read moreTequila Aficionado Media Reveals 2014 Brands of Promise™ Winners!
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Lorne Matalon reports on how Mezcal production has gone up from 100,000 gallons to 170,000 between 2010 and 2012. Listen to (or read) his report and consider the human element when you drink mezcal. Click here to read the article and/or listen to the audio. Do you drink mezcal? Join us on Facebook and tell … Read moreMezcal Production Drawing Mexicans Back Home
After a long hiatus during growth planning, Tequila Aficionado is expanding its reach. We aren’t just an online magazine anymore. In coming months, you’ll see Tequila Aficionado Media expanding its reach into all forms of media: print, electronic, radio, television… Look for exciting changes; expanded information, services and products; brilliant new articles; insightful new brand … Read moreTequila Aficionado Media 2013
“In today’s economy customers want to know what a particular Single Malt Scotch or Bourbon tastes like before spending $40-$50 on a bottle,” said Council Vice President Adam Smith – noting that California joins neighboring states Arizona, Nevada and Oregon in allowing tasting events at restaurants, bars and now distilled spirits outlets. “Tasting events are … Read moreCalifornia Legislature Passes Liquor Sampling Bill