The Education of a Tequila Drinker – Ladies Talk

About The Education of Tequila Drinkers As with any education, we understand that not everyone gets it completely correct the first time out.  Every tequila aficionado has experienced a learning curve.  If you’re new to tequila, understand that it is a complex spirit and takes time and experience to fully appreciate.  If you’re a long-time … Read more

The Education of a Tequila Drinker: Destilando Amor

You’re probably wondering what a telenovella has to do with the Education of a Tequila Drinker.  Well, I’ll tell you.  But first, a bit of backstory: I’m not a follower of network soap operas.  Yes, I cut my teeth on As the World Turns and Guiding Light because my mother watched them.  This is how … Read more

The Education of a Tequila Drinker: Varietals

Originally posted on December 29, 2012 at For those of you who may not have noticed, I’m a pretty big fan of tequila.  To me, it is a food group!  It is also a topic that my brother and I will discuss at great length and provides a special connection for siblings who live … Read more

The Education of a Tequila Drinker

Coming soon to Tequila Aficionado: The Education of a Tequila Drinker Exclusive to Tequila Aficionado: one woman’s long journey from making poor choices at the liquor store and shooting mixtos to becoming a 100% agave Tequila Aficionado. AFICIONADO: a·fi·ci·o·na·do əˌfiSH(ē)əˈnädō,əˌfisyə-/ noun noun: aficionado; plural noun: aficionados 1. a person who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic … Read more

Jose Cuervo Black & The Education of a Tequila Drinker

Hello, As you know Jose Cuervo quit making their Black Medallion label product. Could you recommend a close match that I can get here in Tennessee? The description: Jose Cuervo Black Color:        Deep Amber Hue Aroma:    Toasted oak, cinnamon, red apple, cocoa, coffee Flavor:    Sweet, toasted oak, subtle agave notes Finish:    Warm … Read more

Knowledge and Education of Tequila Consumers

Clayton and Kent discuss the level of tequila consumer knowledge and education in the Pacific Northwest for Never miss and article or review again – Subscribe now! * indicates required Email Address * Email Format html text View previous newsletters. Subscribe to Tequila Aficionado Magazine Tequila Aficionado Magazine July 2020Profiles in Agave Spirits Volume … Read more

Tequila Aficionado Magazine, December 2020

In this issue of Tequila Aficionado Magazine:  Free Book Days Throughout December Our Latest Spirit Reviews Upcoming Sipping Off the Cuff Episodes 2020 Official Brand of Promise Ballot Profiles in Agave Spirits Series Index, Volumes 1-9 What Can Tequila Teach Us About Politics by Charles Durazo Tequila Aficionado Consumer Catador Course Index The Best Pepper Infused … Read more

Holiday Gift Guide

As an Amazon Associate Tequila Aficionado earns from qualifying purchases. Drinkware Barware Mixers Rimmers Tequila Aficionado Magazine Tequila Aficionado Educational Materials Profiles in Agave Spirits Visit out Teespring Store for Christmas Sweaters, Face Masks, Tee Shirts and more! Visit Our International Store for these Tees and More! Sweets and Treats Coffee & Cocoa Cigar Accessories … Read more

Waste Not Want Not: Olla de Barro (Clay Pot) Ancestral Mezcal Distillation in Oaxaca

Written and photographs provided by Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D.  The start-up costs of building a traditional, artisanal mezcal distillery or palenque in Oaxaca are significant, the most costly out-of-pocket expense being the copper still or alembic. But once that expenditure has been made, the brick and cement outer buildings erected and the limestone tahona purchased, … Read more

Mezcal Tour Supports Advancement of Indigenous Women

It perhaps should come as no surprise in the face of this year’s outpouring of generosity within the context of COVID-19, that there exist entrepreneurs whose primary impetus for what they do is charitable. I recently had a virtual sit-down with Alvin Starkman, who together with Randall Stockton operates Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca ( … Read more