Posts Tagged ‘mike morales’

Sipping Off The Cuff: Gracias a Dios Mezcal Espadin Reposado

Gracias a Dios Mezcal Gracias a Dios is a double distilled mezcal, 100% artisanal, handmade with “piñas” from espadín agave and other varieties, ground and fermented in our own palenque in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, honoring fair trade with the help of maestro mezcalero Oscar Hernández Santiago.With a strong, aromatic and balanced flavor, this spirit is […]

Open Bar Show #3 – 2015 Brands of Promise Preview

  Tequila Aficionado’s Mike Morales and Lisa Pietsch reveal the full list of nominees for the 3rd Annual Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards. About the Brands of Promise Awards The Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards began in 2013 as our response to a secondary industry that has sprouted up around awards programs in […]

Open Bar Show #2 with JLP Craft Margaritas

Welcome to our National Margarita Day episode of Tequila Aficionado’s weekly Open Bar show! This week, our hosts M.A. “Mike” Morales and Lisa Pietsch had the pleasure of hosting Javier Martinez of JLP Craft Margaritas. JLP Craft Margarita: 12 oz.can featuring JLP Blanco Tequila. 9% alcohol, non-carbonated.  Flavors: Golden Lime, Strawberry-Lime & Pomegranate. See more […]

Women In The Tequila Industry: Lisa Elovich

Lisa Elovich is a relative newcomer to the tequila business. Accompanied by a small army of family, staunch supporters and fans, and guided by some savvy tequila industry veterans, Her One With Life (OWL) organic tequila is gaining a firm foothold in her native New York state. She is also no stranger to working–and thriving–in male […]

Corner Restaurant Fuels the Fire of Austin’s Craft Tequila Scene

[In mid-February 2016, at the suggestion of Andres Garcia, Regional Sales Manager of award winning Embajador tequila, Tequila Aficionado Media met with Brian Jaymont, General Manager of the Corner Restaurant, inside the JW Marriott in the heart of Austin, Texas. We were first exposed to the fine hospitality of the JW Marriott on our second visit to the Texas Nightclub […]

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 […]

Join Us for Our First Open Bar This Monday!

Open Bar Happy Hour Are you ready for this? On Monday, February 8, 2016, Mike Morales and Lisa Pietsch broadcast live in a first of its kind tequila talk show called “Open Bar“.  We’ll be tasting FUBAR Tequila so be sure to get your bottle and be ready to talk about it!  While we’re tasting […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sipping off the Cuff: Papa Bueno Tequila Anejo

In this episode of Tequila Aficionado’s Sipping off the Cuff, Mike Morales and Alex Perez taste and discuss Papa Bueno Tequila Anejo.   About Papa Bueno Tequila We know it’s best to let nature do its work before we do ours, so for seven years we patiently wait for the highland sun to craft the […]