ArteNOM 1414 Tequila Review

ArteNOM: Carefully Curated Tequila ArteNOM presents regional tequila selections of distinct altitude, agave cultivation, and distillation technique. https://youtu.be/Itd8wUXsGBw Selección de 1579 Blanco: The mountain town of Jesús-María (elev. 6,079’) is tequila’s highest altitude agave region, and the El Pandillo Distillery is arguably one of the most forward-thinking and sustainable distilleries in the business. There, Felipe … Read moreArteNOM 1414 Tequila Review

ArteNOM 1580 Tequila Review

In order to allow Alex time to get started with his Classic Mixology Shows, we’ve brought on another great palate to help us do some Sipping Off the Cuff Shows with Mike Morales.  Please welcome tequila connoisseur, collector and enthusiast Rick Levy in his first show with us. https://youtu.be/Xg_StOgT2rw ArteNOM: The Art of the NOM … Read moreArteNOM 1580 Tequila Review

Craft Tequila–WTF Does THAT Mean? Part 2

Blurred Lines Throughout Part 1, we employed the use of more adjectives and descriptors to define, describe and distinguish one booze from another in the same category, as well as to give the illusion that it is actually closer to another booze in the leading categories. Words like award-winning, artisanal, small-run, limited-production, hand-crafted, and boutique … Read moreCraft Tequila–WTF Does THAT Mean? Part 2

The Exploitation–and the Evolution–Of the Tequila Girl

Originally Published July 17, 2009 at Cocktailmatch.com By M.A. “Mike” Morales The Exploitation Recently, I was invited to a tequila tasting at a local restaurant and bar in the Albuquerque area called The Range Cafe. I know the importer of this brand and I am very fond of it, so naturally, I wanted to lend … Read moreThe Exploitation–and the Evolution–Of the Tequila Girl

2013 Brands of Promise Awards: Overproof

2013 Overproof Awards Most spirits you’ll find in the United States markets are 80 Proof (or 40% Alcohol By Volume) but some brands will create an overproof spirit that is aimed at the beverage industry and mixologists.  Two classic tequilas were in the running in the 2013 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Overproof Awards. Looking … Read more2013 Brands of Promise Awards: Overproof

2013 Brands of Promise Awards: Legacy

2013 Legacy Awards Some tequilas are so legendary that they belong in a class all by themselves.  In 2013, Tequila Aficionado was lucky enough to finally witness the importation of two such amazing tequilas into the United States.  The 2013 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Legacy Awards have been created specifically to honor these brands … Read more2013 Brands of Promise Awards: Legacy

Tequila Tapatío And The Source of Life

Welcome Back, Old Friend On two separate occasions, Carlos Camarena, the third generation master distiller of El Tesoro de Don Felipe and the equally famous and classic Tequila Tapatío, stepped outside of Las Perlas mezcal and tequila bar in the heart of downtown Los Angeles to enjoy a cigarette. Taking in the scenery of a chilly … Read moreTequila Tapatío And The Source of Life