G4 Blanco Tequila Review [Transcript]

MIKE: Hi you’re watching Sipping off the Cuff on Tequila Aficionado Media. I’m Mike Morales here in San Antonio. That young man over there is…   RICK: Rick Levi, in San Diego.   MIKE: Rick and I have the distinct, I think we’re the only tasters in the country that have had the pleasure of tasting … Read more

The Agave Panic of 2018: Bloodshed on the Streets of Tequila

Bloodshed On Jan. 22, 2018, a particularly savvy tequila brand owner announced in a private message to this office: “Agave prices out of control.  $22/kilo.  Industry getting destroyed!” Coincidentally, earlier that same day, another brand owner/ambassador admitted to us that the current cost had blown up to $24/kilo. That savvy brand owner then added to … Read more

Tequila Aficionado Media Celebrates the 2017 Brands of Promise© Awards

Genius Master Distiller Sweeps Medals in Multiple Categories  For Immediate release! Tequila Aficionado Media 2017 Brands of Promise© Awards ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES:  On Sunday, January 21, 2018, in a LIVE Facebook broadcast, Tequila Aficionado Media unveiled its highly anticipated Fifth Annual Brands of Promise© Awards, celebrating the breakthrough brands in Tequila, Mezcal and other … Read more

2017 Brands of Promise

Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees for the annual Brands of Promise Awards! Winners were announced LIVE on Facebook on January 21st.  See the replays on demand now. Download Nominee list in PDF Download Winner list in PDF   2017 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Winners Announced Click To Tweet   Winners, please click … Read more

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 more

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 more

Tequila Trends in the First Half of 2017

Now that the first quarter of 2017 is in the books and we are well into spring and summer margarita season, here’s what were noticing at Tequila Aficionado Media Headquarters. The Hits Just Keep on Coming! Don’t new #tequila brands know there’s an agave crisis? Click To Tweet As we pointed out in The Agave … Read more

The Agave Shortage of 2017 Is Worse Than We Thought

We tried to pretend it didn’t already exist. Articles on an impending agave shortage had been showing up since late 2015, but we thought safety precautions were in place.  The Consejo Regulador del Tequila (CRT) had it all handled. Then, this happened… Snow In Arandas On March 10, 2016, Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico, considered part of the … Read more

USA Today 10 Best Current Leaderboard for Best Craft Tequila Brand

“This is your tequila bucket list.”   ~ Rick Levy of Tequila Aficionado If you’ve seen Mike Morales’ article on the Top 20 Craft Tequilas you’ve overlooked then you’ll understand that picking one (or even 10) from this list is like picking your favorite child.  It’s too difficult to do, so your best bet is … Read more

The Top 20 Craft Tequilas You’ve Overlooked

In early August of 2016, I received an email from USA Today asking me to weigh in on their craft spirits-themed Readers’ Choice contests, and in our case (at press time), the soon-to-be-launched craft tequilas list. I’ll be honest, I dread these lists.  What’s worse is, I dread being asked to participate in compiling them. Let … Read more

How to Get Paid to Drink Tequila:

How you can turn your passion into profits and get paid to drink tequila as a blogger, vlogger, podcaster or author

 

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