Men In Tequila: Martin Grassl Speaks Out

International Man of Mystery Throughout his checkered career in the Tequila world and beyond, Porfidio’s Martin Grassl has been largely viewed by the general public as an “international man of mystery.” Disrupting a Mexican Tequila Industry that doesn’t take kindly to outsiders telling it how to make its own emblematic spirit, Grassl’s vintages of tequila … Read moreMen In Tequila: Martin Grassl Speaks Out

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

The El Cholo Cafe Tequila Tour

A Southern California Tradition Pasadena, California’s landmark El Cholo Cafe Restaurant’s Tequila Tour has been a major community event for the past 17 years.  Commemorating its 94th year serving authentic Mexican cuisine to Southern California, the October 27, 2017 edition was destined to be special. Also in 2017, Tequila Aficionado was celebrating its 18th anniversary … Read moreThe El Cholo Cafe Tequila Tour

The Tequila 3 Ring Circus

The End of an Era The Tequila 3 Ring Circus is in Town. Click To Tweet Inspired by this poignant and heartfelt Facebook post by Tom Nall, the gregarious co-founder of Republic Tequila, and Empresario LLC:  The Tequila 3 Ring Circus is in Town A new circus has replaced “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Imagine … Read moreThe Tequila 3 Ring Circus

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 moreThe Agave Shortage of 2017 Is Worse Than We Thought