Announcing the 2017 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Nominees

Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees for the annual Brands of Promise Awards! Our judges will be diligently retasting this year’s Brands of Promise Nominees and doing their voting over the holidays. Winners will be announced in early 2018. Download this list in PDF   2017 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Nominees Announced Click … Read moreAnnouncing the 2017 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Nominees

Sipping Off the Cuff | Scorpion Mezcal Barril Karwinski [Transcript]

MIKE: Hi you´re watching Sipping Off the Cuff on Tequila Aficionado.com. I´m Mike Morales, here in San Antonio that gentleman over there…   RICK: Rick Levy in San Diego.   MIKE: Rick and I have been just beside ourselves enjoying – we´ve been going through the Scorpion Mezcal Variety Pack. This is like Oaxaca in … Read moreSipping Off the Cuff | Scorpion Mezcal Barril Karwinski [Transcript]

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

Tequila Aficionado Media Hits the Trail for the 2017 Wild Wild West Tour

Wrangles Agave Spirit Brands of Promise for History Making Promotional Roundup For Immediate Release! SAN ANTONIO, TX, UNITED STATES, October 3, 2017 Like the early settlers of the frontier, Tequila Aficionado Media goes west.  Driving a prairie schooner (actually, a travel trailer) loaded with distilled agave spirits—26 brands with 58 distinct expressions in all–to share … Read moreTequila Aficionado Media Hits the Trail for the 2017 Wild Wild West Tour

Sipping Off the Cuff | 30-30 Tequila Reposado

In this episode of Tequila Aficionado’s Sipping Off the Cuff, Mike Morales and Dave Dinius taste and discuss Tequila 30-30 Reposado. Tequila 30-30 Reposado Online TEQUILA 30-30 REPOSADO rests in white oak barrels for at least 7 months. It reveals traces of agave, oak, cinnamon and a soft, long lasting finish. FTC Disclaimer: All samples … Read moreSipping Off the Cuff | 30-30 Tequila Reposado

Sipping Off the Cuff | 30-30 Tequila Blanco

  In this episode of Tequila Aficionado’s Sipping Off the Cuff, Mike Morales and Dave Dinius taste and discuss Tequila 30-30 Blanco. TEQUILA 30-30 Blanco is packaged directly after distillation. When you try it you will experience touches of fresh agave, herbs and lemon with a slight mint finish. Tequila 30-30 Online FTC Disclaimer: All … Read moreSipping Off the Cuff | 30-30 Tequila Blanco

Sipping Off the Cuff | Distinguido Tequila Silver

http://www.tequiladistinguido.com FTC Disclaimer: All samples are received free of charge but no payment is accepted by Tequila Aficionado or its agents for reviews. All reviews are the opinions of those participating in the tasting and positive reviews are never guaranteed. Mike Morales and Dave Dinius taste and discuss Distinguido Tequila Silver. Click To Tweet