Open Bar | Romeo Hristov of Chisolm Trail Crafts Glasses

Artisinal Glasses Made for Artisinal Spirits Mike Morales interviews Romeo Hristov of Chisolm Trail Crafts Glasses, makers of fine tequila glassware, on this episode of Tequila Aficionado’s Open Bar.     Chisolm Trail Crafts: LUXURY HANDCRAFTED TEQUILA & MEZCAL GLASSES       Chisholm Trail Crafts’ Glasses (CTC Glasses) is a small Texas company specializing … Read more

Special Feature: Riedel Glassware Care

Riedel glassware care for tequila aficionados, courtesy of Rick Thibault Levy and M.A. “Mike” Morales.   We’re all about using fine glassware to enjoy our tequilas to the fullest but washing Riedel glasses after a tasting can have you not-so-happily singing 99 Riedel glasses on the wall and counting down as the delicate buggers shatter … Read more

Special Feature: Glassware Choices for Mezcals

In this Tequila Aficionado special feature, Mike Morales and Alex Perez discuss glassware choices available to fully appreciate the spirit of Mezcal.    

Special Feature: Tasting Tequila with the Riedel Ouverture Tequila Glass

Mike Morales and Alex Perez discuss the history of the Riedel Ouverture Tequila Glass, how it came to be, and the commonly accepted method of nosing and tasting tequila with the Riedel Ouverture Tequila Glass. About the Tequila Glass This elegant slender glass has a lengthy stem and is designed to lift fine Tequila to … Read more

Special Feature: Introduction to Tequila Glassware

Mike Morales and Alexander Perez of Tequila Aficionado introduce us to a variety of Tequila Glassware styles and how they can be used to enjoy your tequilas and mezcals to the fullest. Learn about #tequila & #mezcal glassware with Mike & Alex Click To Tweet     For more information on Tequila Glassware and how … Read more

Tequila Aficionado Talks Glassware on Blab

Just in time for the holidays!  On Sunday, November 22nd at 9pm Central, Tequila Aficionado will host a live Blab.  We’ll discuss the importance of and differences in glassware with special guest Martin Duffy of Glencairn Glassware.  We look forward to hearing from you on your own glassware preferences when drinking agave spirits. Catch the … Read more

How to Choose the Right Tequila Glassware

Join Tequila Aficionado Media on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 9PM CST as Alex Perez and Mike Morales Blab about proper tequila glassware with Martin Duffy, exclusive US representative of the historic Glencairn Chrystal of Scotland. Riedel Launches the Tequila Glass As Tequila Aficionado Media first reported in November of 2001, and shared with you again … Read more

The Results of the 2003 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

From the Vault – May 3, 2003   The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the first comprehensive, international spirits judging ever held in the United States on an annual basis. It is an unsurpassed marketing and promotional opportunity for the top medal winners. *Editor’s Note 2015* This announcement was from the 2013 show where … Read more

How to Taste Tequila Like a Catador…

…Or, at least, how to act like one There are two official schools in Mexico that train people to be certified catadores (tequila tasters).  One is actually a faction of the original school established in 2000 and known as the Academia Mexicana del Tequila (Mexican Tequila Academy). After a bitter falling out between the founders, … Read more

Judging at The Monterey Bay Tequila & Cuisine

In mid-August of 2014, the organizers of the 6th Annual Monterey Bay Tequila & Cuisine, which took place on October 11, 2014, graciously asked Tequila Aficionado Media CEO, Mike Morales, to participate as a judge.  Their unique, take-at-home blind tequila tasting competition used the Tequila Matchmaker smartphone application to score and bestow awards.  You can review … Read more