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 … Read moreGary Shansby and Partida Tequila – Part 3

Gary Shansby and Partida Tequila – Part 2

Gary Shansby

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 … Read moreGary Shansby and Partida Tequila – Part 2

Gary Shansby and Partida Tequila – Part 1

Gary Shansby

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 … Read moreGary Shansby and Partida Tequila – Part 1

Masa Azul: Behind the Rock…

Behind the bar on a busy night at Masa Azul in Chicago Masa Azul has been featured on Thrillist’s spring Must-Dos in Chicago! What: Put back one of 90 tequilas on Cinco de Mayo When: May 5th Where: Masa Azul The extensive tequila list runs from blancos to single-barrel extra anejos, and includes a selection … Read moreMasa Azul: Behind the Rock…

Sipping off the Cuff with Tequila Aficionado

Sipping off the Cuff What happens when two tequila lovers happen to get together and taste tequila?  Of course they’re going to talk about it!  Here’s what happened when M.A. “Mike” Morales and Alexander Perez got together all those many years ago. Alex and Mike decided to podcast their tastings.  When video production became a … Read moreSipping off the Cuff with Tequila Aficionado

What If There Were No Duty Free Tequila?

In the December 17, 2009 issue of Drinks International online magazine, the headline reads: WHO plans global duty free liquor ban The story goes on to say… “The World Health Organization (WHO) has shocked the duty-free industry by proposing a global ban on duty-free liquor sales, a business which was worth $6.3bn last year.” The … Read moreWhat If There Were No Duty Free Tequila?

Tequila: The Year in Review

According to figures released by Herradura, the number of cases of tequila exported annually are… US 11.5 million México 7.5 million Germany 450,000  Russia 300,000 Canada 250,000 France 200,000 Greece 190,000 Japan 150,000.    Of worldwide tequila production, Mexico bottles 33% while the United States bottles 51% as bulk mixto.    However, figures released by the … Read moreTequila: The Year in Review

Tequila Timeline: A Different Perspective

Tequila Timeline: From Agave to the Worm For some reason this article Tequila Timeline: From Agave to the Worm was reposted in Fast Company Magazine on Friday, November 20, 2009 from an earlier post on October 15, 2009.  (Maybe it was because the editors forgot to add the cute tequila graphics the first time?) Anyway, most … Read moreTequila Timeline: A Different Perspective

Are Rating Systems Flawed?

Wine Spectator reveals top 100 Wines of 2009, but…are all wine rating systems flawed? Source: Los Angeles Times November 20, 2009 | 5:16 pm Now that Wine Spectator has finished dragging out the reveal of its Top 100 Wines of 2009 — a 2005 Columbia CrestCabernet Sauvignon was ranked No. 1 — over a yawn-inducing … Read moreAre Rating Systems Flawed?

TequilaRack is in Stores!

TequilaRack products are now available for purchase in select stores throughout Southern California.  The locations are posted on our website:   Originally posted June 11, 2008 by TequilaRack. Please visit TequilaRack, a member of the Tequila Aficionado Flight of Sites. Never miss and article or review again – Subscribe now! * indicates required Email … Read moreTequilaRack is in Stores!