For over the past seven years, I’ve been a huge supporter of the Mexican spirit known as sotol. You can read what I had to say about it in Tom Barry’s excellent article, A Sotol Story. In case you’re unaware, sotol is made from the Desert Spoon plant (Dasylirion wheeleri) that grows in Northern Mexico, as … Read moreSotol’s Cultural Appropriation
During Tequila Aficionado Media’s historic Dia de los Muertos Tequila Tour, Lisa Pietsch and I paid a visit to Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico. Before exploring the awesome depths of the caves and the formation of stalactites and stalagmites, we were also met with this alarming notice. Even though it’s the Mexican freetail bats that are … Read moreBats Are Dying!
[On a sweltering August afternoon, Tequila Aficionado Media was invited by Mike Groener, CEO and President of Genius Liquids to sip and savor the latest addition to their Desert Spirit line, Texas Sotol, at their distillery in Austin, TX .] Here Comes the Rain Again Ask anyone who has spent any significant amount of time living in … Read moreA Sotol By Any Other Name
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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
Family members of Don Cuco Sotol introduce themselves for Tequila Aficionado.com. Never miss and article or review again – Subscribe now! * indicates required Email Address * Email Format html text View previous newsletters.
The sustainability of Don Cuco Sotol as described by company president, Jaclyn Jacquez Leo. Never miss and article or review again – Subscribe now! * indicates required Email Address * Email Format html text View previous newsletters.
San Diego, CA, September 18, 2010–Hundreds of well-wishers greeted the Jacquez family, sixth generation distillers of Don Cuco Sotol at the Spirits of Mexico Festival. San Diego was abuzz with this ancient elixir from Chihuahua, Mexico which captured Gold Medals at the world famous Spirits of Mexico Tasting Competition for both its blanco and reposado … Read moreDon Cuco Sotol Conquers California!
“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