Glass Bottom Spirits: At the End of Good Tequila

What’s at the End of Every Good Tequila? In the agave spirits soaked Southern California market, no distributor works harder or smarter than owner Humberto Ibarra, importer and distributor at Glass Bottom Spirits. Co-founded with his cousin, attorney Arturo Lomeli Ibarra in December of 2012, Glass Bottom Spirits was established with a single vision and purpose– … Read moreGlass Bottom Spirits: At the End of Good Tequila

The Arizona Taco Festival

No Days Off When we discovered that on one of our rare free days during the Wild Wild West 2017 Tour would coincide with the famed Arizona Taco Festival, we knew that was a party we needed to crash and cover. Armed with press passes courtesy of the Founder of the Taco Fest, David Tyda, … Read moreThe Arizona Taco Festival

Terralta Tequila and Creo Spirits: Behind the Scenes

[*FTC Disclosure: Brands appearing on the Tequila Aficionado Wild Wild West 2017 Tour were vetted as Brand of Promise(c) Nominees and paid a nominal fee to be included.] The Lay of the Land The need for small-to-medium sized distributors in every state will become even more important in 2018 to ensure that worthy agave spirit … Read moreTerralta Tequila and Creo Spirits: Behind the Scenes

Terralta Tequila Dinner at Elvira’s in Tucson

[*FTC Disclosure: Brands appearing on the Tequila Aficionado Wild Wild West 2017 Tour were vetted as Brand of Promise(c) Nominees and paid a nominal fee to be included.] Welcome to Tucson One of our first stops on the Wild Wild West 2017 Tour was to Elvira’s Tequila Cocina & Vino at its newest location on … Read moreTerralta Tequila Dinner at Elvira’s in Tucson

Embajador Tequila Pairing at Torch Cigar Bar

[*FTC Disclosure: Brands appearing on the Tequila Aficionado Wild Wild West 2017 Tour were vetted as Brand of Promise(c) Nominees and paid a nominal fee to be included.] Spark Me Up! Across the vast Desert Ridge Marketplace on trendy High Street in Phoenix is nestled the fashionable Torch Cigar Bar. Embajador Tequila’s freshest customer provided … Read moreEmbajador Tequila Pairing at Torch Cigar Bar

Sotol’s Cultural Appropriation

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

On The Road with Tequila Aficionado in 2016

Tequila Aficionado Loves the Open Road! If you follow our social networks, you know we’ve been traveling by RV and had the opportunity to create some fun social content for a few tequilas that hitched a ride with us. We’re always thinking about our next trip and how to offer similar opportunities to brands who … Read moreOn The Road with Tequila Aficionado in 2016

Mezcal: Good Drink, Bad Rap

Originally Published May 3, 2003 Mezcal is finally being treated like the class act it is, and it’s making its way north of the border. By Barbara Hansen, Times Staff Writer Oaxaca, Mexico — MEZCAL has a terrible image. It’s fiery stuff, real rotgut, with a worm floating in the bottom of the bottle — … Read moreMezcal: Good Drink, Bad Rap

1st Annual New Mexico International Tequila Experience™

Originally Published February 20, 2001   Glamour and Magic at The 1st Annual New Mexico International Tequila Experience™ Mike Morales finds Tequila Aficionados in New Mexico Click To Tweet By Mike Morales Tequila Aficionado Magazine Contributor/Columnist Albuquerque is a city of many “firsts.” After World War II, it was one of the first cities dedicated to … Read more1st Annual New Mexico International Tequila Experience™

Jessica’s Journey: Dreaming of Mexico

I have been reading a lot lately about a new tequila tour being offered by the Four Season’s Hotel and Resort in Punta Mita. I wrote about it in my own personal blog and while I expounded on the tour itself I did not go into detail about the beach resort and I should have. … Read moreJessica’s Journey: Dreaming of Mexico