New Tequila Aficionado Podcast

Take Your Tequila (Podcast) With You Just as you realize we aren’t sitting around all day drinking tequila (no, really, we aren’t), we realize you’re on the go too and that means you want to take your Tequila Aficionado Media with you.  That’s why we’re bringing back the podcast! We’ve been knocking ourselves out over … Read more

Sipping Off The Cuff | Scorpion Mezcal Joven Blue Agave [Transcript]

Watch the original video review here   MIKE: HI, I’m Mike Morales you’re watching Sipping Off the Cuff on Tequila Aficionado, a part of Tequila Aficionado Media. I’m here in San Antonio and that gentleman over there is…  RICK: Rick Levy in San Diego. MIKE: (laughing) Rick. Tonight, I’m so excited. We have been trying … Read more

Artisanal Mezcal in Oaxaca 25 Years Hence: No Two Batches are Different

By Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D. Not to scare the bejesus out of mezcal aficionados, but the industry must be careful as the popularity of the spirit skyrockets, so as not to lose one of its hallmarks, that is the uniqueness of every lot distilled.  We still hear and read that no two batches of (artisanal) … Read more

Hail Cheesers!

[From September 11 to October 2, 2016, Tequila Aficionado Media, sponsored by 34 expressions representing 21 brands, embarked on a monumental RV road show dubbed, The Heartland Tour.  In these next passages, we recount the historic–and epic–highlights.] Cheese and Agave Spirits? When Lisa Pietsch, CMO of Tequila Aficionado, first pitched the idea of an Agave … Read more

2016 Brands of Promise Nominee Playlist

See all the reviews of the 2016 Brands of Promise Nominees in all categories!  

FREE EBOOK: Using Tequila Aficionado Content to Market Your Spirit Brand

News, Reviews and Features on Your Brands With over 1,000 articles, nearly 700 video reviews, and three years of awards, Tequila Aficionado is a treasure trove of content perfect for marketing tequilas and mezcals.  And yet, few brands are using it to their advantage. Making History Tequila Aficionado began in 1999 and was the first … Read more

Los Osuna’s Dream Maker

[From September 11 to October 2, 2016, Tequila Aficionado Media, sponsored by 34 expressions representing 21 brands, embarked on a monumental RV road show dubbed, The Heartland Tour.  In these next passages, we recount the historic–and epic–highlights.] The Peculiarity of the North Star State It’s a rarity to find a particular brand of distilled blue … Read more

From Babes to Boss Ladies: Women & Tequila

Tequila Aficionado Exclusive Series We’ve had a special place in our hearts for the unsung heroines and muses in tequila for a very long time.  After reading Ilana Edelstein’s The Patron Way, Mike & I felt it was time someone brought other women’s stories to light – and what better place to do that than … Read more

Sipping off the Cuff | Kimo Sabe Mezcal Reposado

Find Kimo Sabe Online Kimo Sabe Mezcal Reposado: Rubedo Flavor notes: Rounded elegance Roasted Almond Madagascar Vanilla Shaved toasted coconut Honey chamomile tea Christmas Spice finish Story of alchemy and it’s use with our mezcal Kimo Sabe is muse to one’s imaginings, the start of a dream journey; Potentially an alchemical transformation as liquid turns … Read more

Sipping off the Cuff | Kimo Sabe Mezcal Joven

Find Kimo Sabe Online Kimo Sabe Mezcal Joven: Albedo Flavor notes: Creamy smooth Hints of fresh grass Multi-dimensional smoke notes – extremely well-balanced Slow roasting ham Chipotle Roasted pepper Hint of white pepper Semi-sweet chocolate Lemon Citrus Lemon Balm Floral notes of chamomile Sweet peppery agave finish Story of alchemy and it’s use with our … Read more