Some well-meaning follower posted on our Facebook page this answer to a press release referring to Espolón tequila… “PSA: “super premium” has no real meaning—it’s marketing happy talk.” While we’re inclined to believe that sneaky marketers have hijacked the word premium and turned it into a buzzword, in all actuality, it is a spirits pricing … Read moreTequila Marketing Happy Talk
From the Mezcal Legendario Domingo Website Venimos de una tierra llena de misticismo,donde uno se cautivacon el simple hecho de pasearseentre los callejones o ver la sonrisa de un niño.Quieres vivir una vida donde no porcasualidad exista más de un domingoque sea legendario. Quieres creer que eres invencible, que nadaestá fuera de tu alcance. Deseas … Read moreLegendario Domingo Mezcal Review
Unfortunately, Lisa & John Barlow of Vida Tequila have had to reschedule their appearance on Open Bar. Please feel free to catch up on our first 13 weeks of the 2015 season of Open Bar. We’ll be back in June with more episodes of Open Bar featuring De La Tierre Maple Tequila, Revel Avila Agave … Read moreBingewatch Open Bar
2015 Brands of Promise Awards Nominees Special Categories Organic Tequila (Blanco) One With Life Tequila Liqueur 1921 La Crema 15%ABV Most Improved (Comeback Player) Demetrio Agave Wine Nectar Blends Agave Spirit Revel Avila triple distilled (blanco, reposado, 80 proof, 40% ABV) añejo–48% 96 proof Packaging Tequila Packaging Ambhar Aguila Real Malinalli … Read more2015 Brands of Promise
Peligroso Cinnamon is back! I can’t tell you how happy I am to see Peligroso Cinnamon out and about again since its move to Diageo. We received a sample of the previous infusion (before the Diageo buy out and distillery move) and it was a huge hit with us. In fact, we awarded it a … Read moreSpice Up The Holidays with Peligroso Cinnamon!
From the Tequila Aficionado Vault, June 2, 2002 Mike Morales and his team do it again, with the 2nd Annual New Mexico International Tequila Experience™ the largest tequila tasting in the South West. A Night to Remember “The demand for more information after our inaugural show had been overwhelming, and this year’s event has … Read more2nd Annual New Mexico International Tequila Experience™
The Maturation of Palenques and Mezcal Production in Oaxaca, 2015: Migration, Certification, Expansion Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D. Every two weeks or so I’m asked about the change in the number of artisanal mezcal distilleries, or palenques, in and around the central valleys of Oaxaca, given the dramatic rise in the spirit’s global popularity over … Read moreMezcal Production in Oaxaca – More Mezcal is on the Way! by Alvin Starkman
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 more2014 Spirits of Mexico Winners Announced