Archive for the ‘Portraits’ Category

Rancho La Joya blanco and reposado.

Rancho La Joya Tequila–Roberto Sanchez del Toro

Passion:  The A Game To say that Roberto Sanchez del Toro, exclusive importer and brand developer of Rancho La Joya tequila (NOM 1555) has endured adversity would be an understatement.  To say that he has survived his life’s challenges, thus far, with grace and his boyish charm still intact would be putting it mildly. San Antonio, Texas, […]

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Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine–Tequila With Intention

On a frigid and damp Saturday night in November 2013, Roger Clyne, along with his band The Peacemakers, invited Tequila Aficionado Media to an intimate concert at Billy’s Ice House in New Braunfels, TX.  Click here for Part 1 of our visit with Roger Clyne. *** “The planet does not need more ‘successful people.’  The […]

Award winning Mexican Moonshine añejo.

Roger Clyne’s Story: Tequila with Intention

Roger Clyne: Tequila with Intention Roger Clyne had every intention of following the road less traveled. That’s where he found Mexican Moonshine. Read Part 2 of our feature story including Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers coming this weekend! Read Part 1 here, now! Part 2 Available here now!       Turn your back on all the deadlines…   On […]

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Falling Under the Spell of Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine Tequila

On a frigid and damp Saturday night in November 2013, Roger Clyne, along with his band The Peacemakers, invited Tequila Aficionado Media to an intimate concert and tequila tasting at Billy’s Ice House in New Braunfels, TX, to talk music, heritage, and his tequila, Mexican Moonshine. *** Talking music, heritage & Mexican Moonshine #Tequila with […]

Hari Dhiman, Founder and CEO of Tequila 88.

Tequila 88: A Tequila Hero’s Journey

Hari Dhiman, dressed in a black tuxedo, stood humbly but firmly at the podium and looked out over the darkened auditorium packed with guests and well-wishers from all over the Inland Empire of Southern California. A masterful networker and community leader, the Founder and CEO of upstart tequila brand Tequila 88 had formally invited this who’s-who […]

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Tequila Tapatío And The Source of Life

Welcome Back, Old Friend On two separate occasions, Carlos Camarena, the third generation master distiller of El Tesoro de Don Felipe and the equally famous and classic Tequila Tapatío, stepped outside of Las Perlas mezcal and tequila bar in the heart of downtown Los Angeles to enjoy a cigarette. Taking in the scenery of a chilly […]

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Portraits In Tequila–Alex Viecco of Montalvo Tequila…

Alex Viecco, CEO of award winning and triple distilled Montalvo tequila is a new hybrid of tequila brand owner. While he shares the passion of many of the family owned brands that I’ve had the pleasure of meeting, he has a keen business sense that comes from his many years in the financial planning industry. In […]


Gary Shansby and Partida Tequila – Part 3

By Ryan Kelley | 04.19.10 With all the accolades, praise, and taste test data, how come Partida isn’t taking the country by storm and trying to dethrone Patrón’s grasp on the premium tequila market? Shansby retorts, “let Patrón be Patrón, and Patrón is what they are. It’s probably the most brilliantly marketed spirit brand, certainly […]

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Gary Shansby and Partida Tequila – Part 2

By Ryan Kelley | 04.14.10 After a thorough study of the tequila market, Gary Shansby, the founder and chairman of Partida Tequila, had the knowledge he needed to succeed, but didn’t yet have any tequila to market. Then, he met an agave farmer (a jimador) named Enrique Partida. Partida had “thousands of acres” as a […]

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Gary Shansby and Partida Tequila – Part 1

Tequila is one of the fastest growing spirits in the U.S., and Partida Tequila, one of the newest entries into the premium tequila market, is one of the most celebrated. Partida has won multiple accolades, and was the only line of tequilas to be awarded with 96-100 points for all three types of tequila in […]