Spirits of Mexico 2013 in Pictures

Tequila Aficionado Media covers North America’s premier agave spirits tasting event – Spirits of Mexico Since a picture says a thousand words, Rick Thibault Levy, Tequila Aficionado’s correspondent to the 2013 Spirits of Mexico show, took plenty – along with some great video (video coming soon).  For your viewing enjoyment, we present the 2013 Spirits … Read moreSpirits of Mexico 2013 in Pictures

Women In The Tequila Industry: Cecilia Norman by M.A. “Mike” Morales

We continue our series of Women In The Tequila Industry with Cecilia Norman, Communication Manager for the Tequila Interchange Project, a non-profit organization and consumer advocacy group for tequila. We asked Ceci and other prominent women leading the charge for change in the Tequila Industry and beyond a short list of questions.  As you’ll read, it hasn’t been all margaritas and … Read moreWomen In The Tequila Industry: Cecilia Norman by M.A. “Mike” Morales

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

M.A. “Mike” Morales

M.A. “Mike” Morales is America’s premier tequila journalist, blogging and reporting exclusively on the trends, producers, insiders, and hottest brands in the tequila industry today. As a tequila expert, he has been quoted and interviewed in many prestigious magazines, websites and news outlets. Mike was one of the founding organizers of “The Largest Tequila Tasting … Read moreM.A. “Mike” Morales

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Contact | Work For Tequila | Meet the Tequila Jockeys About Us: Tequila Aficionado Magazine Tequila Aficionado Magazine began as a direct-to-consumer online magazine in 1999 and run single-handedly by founder, Alexander “Alex” Perez.  The online magazine went through several incarnations and design changes over the years but what remained the same was Alex’s passion for … Read moreAbout

NM International Intimate Tequila Tasting

NM International Intimate Tequila Tasting Alexander Perez and Mike Morales from Tequila Aficionado do a recap on the historic CATA that took place at the NM (New Mexico) International Intimate Tequila Tasting that took place July 22, 2011. Find out more about M.A. “Mike” Morales’ experiences and efforts in tequila education at www.TequilaJournalist.com Organized by … Read moreNM International Intimate Tequila Tasting

It’s The End of the Tequila World As We Know It

Originally written by Chris Zarus for TequilaRack. The Economic Fall of the Medium Sized Producer As the dooms day clock ticks down, all but the biggest distilleries, short on cash and heavy in liquid inventory, will soon be courting anyone with a US dollar. But that market is rather small, and unless the CRT (Consejo … Read moreIt’s The End of the Tequila World As We Know It

Tequila as Jon Bullinger Intends: The Story of Yeyo Tequila (Part 1)

By Ryan Kelley | 03.05.11 Not often do you have two influential experts write about a topic, head to head, under the same roof, and have it published, for all to see – no holds barred! Mike Morales, our Executive Editor and Ryan Kelley our Senior Editor, both had the chance to sit and chat, … Read moreTequila as Jon Bullinger Intends: The Story of Yeyo Tequila (Part 1)

Holiday Gift Guide

By Ryan Kelley | 11.23.10 The Thanksgiving turkey will come and go, and looming ahead is the kick-off of holiday gift buying madness:  the dreaded and feared, yet wildly popular “Black Friday.” It’s always great to give (or get) the latest gadget, the newest electronics , and, of course, a shake weight, but here are … Read moreHoliday Gift Guide

What’s So Special About Tequila?

By Alexander Perez | 11.18.10 I recently had a friend ask me, so what makes tequila so special? Other then being one of the most versatile spirits for mixing a variety of drinks (Google tequila drink recipes and you’ll see what I mean); it is also an exceptional sipping spirit. Sipping? You might say. Yes … Read moreWhat’s So Special About Tequila?