Sipping Off the Cuff | Terraneo Tequila Organic Silver

According to Tequila Terraneo: Intense, open, pleasant, and of definite character, that is Terraneo Tequila. A premium tequila whose flavor is the result of the richness of minerals, climate, and elevation that distinguishes the land in which the agaves sprout: Jalisco. These factors, along with a careful cultivation process that preserves its natural habitat and … Read more

Sipping off the Cuff | El Consuelo Tequila Blanco [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

Sipping off the Cuff | El Consuelo Tequila Anejo

  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

Sipping off the Cuff | El Consuelo Tequila Reposado

  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

Tequila: A Global History by Ian Williams

There are few books on the subject of Tequila that are considered classics.  The Book Of Tequila by the late, great Bob Emmons, stands out as the most essential for any student of agave spirits. I consider Emmons the first, true Tequila Journalist.  He was the first American author to demystify the much maligned Mexican … Read more

USA Today 10 Best Current Leaderboard for Best Craft Tequila Brand

“This is your tequila bucket list.”   ~ Rick Levy of Tequila Aficionado If you’ve seen Mike Morales’ article on the Top 20 Craft Tequilas you’ve overlooked then you’ll understand that picking one (or even 10) from this list is like picking your favorite child.  It’s too difficult to do, so your best bet is … Read more

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

Sipping Off The Cuff: One With Life (OWL) Tequila Blanco

In this episode of Sipping off the Cuff, Mike & Alex taste and discuss organic One With Life (OWL) Tequila Blanco.   About One with Life Tequila One with Life Tequila (OWL) is part of a philosophy aligned with living a mindful and balanced life.  Grown and produced in an organic farm and distillery system … Read more

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 more

The Montelobos Mezcal Project

[After The San Antonio Cocktail Conference held in January, 2015, Tequila Aficionado Media caught up with Dr. Iván Saldaña, producer of the upstart mezcal, Montelobos, a partnership project with the makers of Milagro tequila.  A featured speaker during the conference, here’s our in-depth discussion held at the bar of the lavish Westin Riverwalk Hotel.] La Anatomia del Mezcal In Dr. … Read more