מסקל Kosher Mezcal from Oaxaca, Mexico: Kashrut or Canard

By Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D. How Far Does Kosher Go? A palenquero in a Oaxacan field is harvesting agave espadín destined to be distilled into kosher mezcal. He comes across a rattler or coral snake.  Can he kill the snake with the machete he is using to cut the pencas off the maguey?  I’m far … Read more מסקל Kosher Mezcal from Oaxaca, Mexico: Kashrut or Canard

Kosher Tequilas for Hanaukkah

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Looking for something more exciting than Kosher wine for Hanaukkah?  Try a Kosher tequila! Try some of these Kosher Tequilas that we’ve enjoyed:   Vida One with Life El Consuelo 4 Copas Santera Cava de Oro 3 Amigos Karma Embajador   For more information on Kosher tequilas, read our series The Big Business of Kosher … Read more Kosher Tequilas for Hanaukkah

How to Survive the Tequila Turmoils of 2018

Whether you’re in the business, a savvy consumer, or just an Average Joe overwhelmed by the hype of agave spirits, how can you ensure that you’ll survive the upcoming tequila turmoils of the rest of this year, and beyond? We’ll show you how. But first… Let’s Review You’ve heard the news of the current agave … Read more How to Survive the Tequila Turmoils of 2018

Suave Organic Blanco Tequila Review

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El Consuelo Blanco Tequila Review [Transcript]

Watch the original video review here. Mike: You are watching Sipping off the Cuff on TequilaAficionado.com.  I’m Mike Morales and that gentleman over there… Rick: Rick Levy in San Diego. Mike: I’m here in San Antonio.  We’re enjoying a respite from the heat wave.  We’ve actually had rain the last 2 days, which is nice. … Read more El Consuelo Blanco Tequila Review [Transcript]

El Consuelo Anejo Tequila Review

  Sipping off the Cuff | El Consuelo Tequila Anejo Click To Tweet   El Consuelo’s tequilas are made in small batches. The Reposado and Añejo are single-barrel aged in Cognac barrels, achieving rich amber colors and unique full-bodied flavors with hints of barrel wood alongside the delicate agave flavors. Our Reposado is aged for … Read more El Consuelo Anejo Tequila Review

El Consuelo Reposado Tequila Review

  Sipping off the Cuff | El Consuelo Tequila Reposado Click To Tweet El Consuelo’s tequilas are made in small batches. The Reposado and Añejo are single-barrel aged in Cognac barrels, achieving rich amber colors and unique full-bodied flavors with hints of barrel wood alongside the delicate agave flavors. Our Reposado is aged for 6 … Read more El Consuelo Reposado Tequila Review

Milagro Anejo Tequila Review

Milagro Tequila Anejo Milagro Añejo is an estate-grown, 100% blue agave tequila which is aged in American oak barrels for a minimum of 14 months and a maximum of 24 months. The aging results in a taste that is smooth, refined and still agave-forward. COLOR Pale amber NOSE Caramel, coconut, toasted oak TASTE Caramel and … Read more Milagro Anejo Tequila Review

The BIG Business of Kosher Tequila, Part II

[An urgent text message about Kosher tequilas from an agave beverage manager at a thriving new bar in New York City, and the resulting questions raised from research into this misunderstood market from all points–tequila and mezcal brand owners, consumers, and rabbinical representatives of the Jewish faith–prompted me to finally discuss the positive, often flawed, and vastly under served kosher tequila … Read more The BIG Business of Kosher Tequila, Part II

The BIG Business of Kosher Tequila, Part I

[An urgent text message about Kosher tequilas from an agave beverage manager at a thriving new bar in New York City, and the resulting questions raised from research into this misunderstood market from all points–tequila and mezcal brand owners, consumers, and rabbinical representatives of the Jewish faith–prompted me to finally discuss the positive, often flawed, and vastly under served kosher tequila … Read more The BIG Business of Kosher Tequila, Part I