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 more Jessica’s Journey: Dreaming of Mexico

Dia De Los Muertos Altars

The Dia de los Muertos Altar (Click on any of the images to see our Dia de los Muertos pinboard with more altars.) The home altar is meant to serve as a welcome for the long lost loved ones who have passed on before us.  Just as we might welcome guests from out of town … Read more Dia De Los Muertos Altars

Jessica’s Journey – Ahh…Spa…

Ahh…Spa… by Jessica Arent Let’s slow it down this week while we recover from a Hurricane over Los Cabos, come to grips with the changing seasons and wrap our minds around the departure of sweet summer. The fall semester is upon us, and we return to the chaos of our schedules, managing the lives of … Read more Jessica’s Journey – Ahh…Spa…

2014 Spirits of Mexico Winners Announced

The 2014 Spirits of Mexico winners have been announced!  There is a huge list of winners in both tequila and mezcal this year.  What do you think of these brands? Following are the winners with links to some of our articles & reviews mentioning them: Tequila Extra Añejo Tequila Herradura Seleccion Suprema – Best in … Read more 2014 Spirits of Mexico Winners Announced

Jessica’s Journey Interrupted Due to Hurricane Odile

I must interrupt my epic tequila journey with news of  Hurricane Odile By Jessica Arent   Anyone that knows me knows Cabo San Lucas is my home away from home. I find myself worrisome and agitated as I await word of the many I call “family” and “friend” who are unaccounted for and unreachable. Since Sunday … Read more Jessica’s Journey Interrupted Due to Hurricane Odile

Jessica’s Journey – Epic Marketing or Sauza History Lesson?

Epic Marketing or Sauza History Lesson? You Be the Judge Part 3 in Jessica’s Epic Journey By Jessica Arent, Tequila Aficionado Contributor My second day in Mexico was focused on the product and team brainstorming for a market launch. Believe me when I say Mel Gibson’s character in “What Women Want” wasn’t so far off … Read more Jessica’s Journey – Epic Marketing or Sauza History Lesson?

Honoring the Jimadores & One Famous Jimadora

Una Jimadora Famosa Continuing with our Quinceanera celebration, we pay homage to the jimadores and present the most famous jimadora ever, Senora Angelica Rivera, heroine of the telenovela Destilando Amor, singing Gaviota.   Tequila Distilleries & Brands Updated Our updated list of tequila distilleries and brands, the “Nom List”, as of 30 June 2014, is … Read more Honoring the Jimadores & One Famous Jimadora

Founder’s Feature: Interview with Blair Salisbury of El Cholo Restaurants

Alexander Perez interviews Blair Salisbury of El Cholo Restaurants at their annual event in Pasadena. Alex Perez interviews Blair Salisbury of El Cholo Restaurants @ElCholoLA. Click To Tweet El Cholo Restaurants have been a part of LA since 1923 @ElCholoLA Click To Tweet       Find the El Cholo Family of Restaurants online here … Read more Founder’s Feature: Interview with Blair Salisbury of El Cholo Restaurants

Alternative Margaritas in Response to the Lime Shortage

Alternative Margaritas Make the Lime Shortage a Non-Issue With the ongoing lime shortage and resulting high prices in fresh limes, people will need to get a bit more creative about their standard Memorial Day Weekend fare.  We’ve decided to dedicate this week to helping you make the most of your tequila this coming holiday weekend. Some … Read more Alternative Margaritas in Response to the Lime Shortage

The Patron Way Wins Gold in the 2013 Brands of Promise

The Patron Way may have been the only book we reviewed at Tequila Aficionado last year, but it was worthy of nomination in the Tequila Aficionado 2013 Brands of Promise awards and definitely worthy of a gold medal.  As I mentioned in my original review, “The Patron Way is the tragic story of a thirteen-year … Read more The Patron Way Wins Gold in the 2013 Brands of Promise