Women In The Tequila Industry: Graciela González Cortes

The latest Tequila Boss Lady to join our gallery of famed Women In The Tequila Industry is Graciela González Cortes of the family owned El Mayor tequila. More than just her family’s brand ambassador, she is also a co-owner of Destiladora González González (NOM 1143) and a fourth generation Master Distiller herself. Over 125 years of … Read moreWomen In The Tequila Industry: Graciela González Cortes

Arte del Mezcal Texas Tour with Wahaka Mezcal

On the evening of January 15, 2016, during the busy San Antonio Cocktail Conference weekend, Tequila Aficionado’s Mike Morales was invited to sit in on mezcal historian and author Ulises Torrentera’s Arte del Mezcal class and discussion. As a bonus, the event was sponsored by the luscious Wahaka Mezcal brand and moderated and translated by its … Read moreArte del Mezcal Texas Tour with Wahaka Mezcal

Aiding Artisanal Mezcal Producers in Oaxaca from the Bottom Up

By Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D.  Export brand owners of Oaxacan artisanal mezcal, the increasingly popular agave based Mexican spirit, come in many shapes and sizes.  Some are proprietors of their own distilleries, or palenques are they’re known in this southern Mexico state.  Others buy their liquid from small-scale family owned and operated facilities; in some … Read moreAiding Artisanal Mezcal Producers in Oaxaca from the Bottom Up

Expo Comida Latina: Thriving Demand for Latino Food Products Compels First-Ever Tradeshow

From the Vault Oct 7,2002 Hundreds of food, beverage and related products’ companies are gearing up for “EXPO COMIDA LATINA, the Hispanic Food and Beverage Show,” to be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center November 3-5, 2002. Celebrating the foods, beverages, flavors and brands of the Americas, exhibits will include products for and by … Read moreExpo Comida Latina: Thriving Demand for Latino Food Products Compels First-Ever Tradeshow

Mexican Bats Finally Get Attention

From the Vault June 11, 2002 Even as swarms of monarch butterflies flutter back to the United States from their winter home in Mexico, another less-loved but equally large migration has winged its way north: tens of millions of Mexican bats. MEXICO CITY (AP) –U.S. schoolchildren fascinated by the orange-and-black butterflies might not go quite … Read moreMexican Bats Finally Get Attention

Thank GAD for Gracías A Dios Mezcal

[Long before the general public does, Tequila Aficionado Media often gets tipped off about new agave spirits brands that will be entering the market.  One such tip was for Gracías A Dios (GAD) mezcal.  We had no idea that we would bump into them during the San Antonio Cocktail Conference in mid- January, 2015.  Of course, we … Read moreThank GAD for Gracías A Dios Mezcal

Tequila Aficionado Media Presents Last Tequila Standing

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First ever Tequila Reality Show kicks off on National Tequila Day! For Immediate Release! In 2011, eighteen tequila start ups had vied to be crowned the top Brand Of Promise(TM) in the world’s first broadcasted Tequila Reality Show. Tequila Aficionado Media Presents Last Tequila Standing July, 2015, San Antonio, TX:  Starting July 24, 2015, National Tequila Day, 45 exclusive … Read moreTequila Aficionado Media Presents Last Tequila Standing

A look into The Tequila Lover’s Guide to Mexico and Mezcal

Originally Posted on Tequila Aficionado March 2, 2001 A look into The Tequila Lover’s Guide to Mexico and Mezcal  By Alexander Pérez TequilaAficionado Magazine Editor A must-have addition for all tequila and mezcal aficionado libraries Click To Tweet After selling out of his first book by 8 thousand copies, Lance Cutler has indulged us again … Read moreA look into The Tequila Lover’s Guide to Mexico and Mezcal

Tequila Nom List Now Available (2March2015)

Live 2014 Brands of Promise Awards Show Don’t miss the Live 2014 Brands of Promise Awards show broadcast on Saturday, March 28th, at 5pm Pacific.  Simply click here to watch the live broadcast on Google! Live 2014 Brands of Promise Awards show broadcast on Saturday, March 28th, @5pm Pacific on Google Hangouts Click To Tweet … Read moreTequila Nom List Now Available (2March2015)

Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine is Back in Texas

A Triumphant Return to Tejas On this soggy and swampy St. Patrick’s Day, I was graciously invited to spend the afternoon at Sam’s Burger Joint by Mexican Moonshine creator and indie music rock star,  Roger Clyne.  He had arrived in Texas for a busy week of concerts at the famed music, media, film conference and festival, South … Read moreRoger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine is Back in Texas