Defying gravity: Avion founder ‘passionate and proud’

By Ryan Kelley | 10.01.10 Avion, the other character in HBO’s Entourage Everyone in the business of selling high-quality, premium 100% blue agave tequila shares a primary mission of educating consumers on sipping ‘good’ tequila and breaking the mixto curse that comes from youthful indulgence and agave abuse. Some people were cursed so badly they … Read more

Welcome to Spirits of Mexico!

Mike Morales and Ryan Kelley of TequilaAficionado.com welcome members of Depot Nuevo in Chicago to the Spirits of Mexico 2010 in San Diego. Never miss and article or review again – Subscribe now! * indicates required Email Address * Email Format html text View previous newsletters.

Sotol and Sustainability

The sustainability of Don Cuco Sotol as described by company president, Jaclyn Jacquez Leo. Never miss and article or review again – Subscribe now! * indicates required Email Address * Email Format html text View previous newsletters.

Don Cuco Sotol Conquers California!

San Diego, CA, September 18, 2010–Hundreds of well-wishers greeted the Jacquez family, sixth generation distillers of Don Cuco Sotol at the Spirits of Mexico Festival. San Diego was abuzz with this ancient elixir from Chihuahua, Mexico which captured Gold Medals at the world famous Spirits of Mexico Tasting Competition for both its blanco and reposado … Read more

Agave NYC, Casa San Matias Forge Unprecedented Partnership!

Historic Mexican Distillery Aids Bar’s Bid for Tequila Industry’s Top Honor! New York, New York, September 15, 2010:  A West Village hidden gem,Agave NYC, and one of Mexico’s most important tequila distilleries, Casa San Matias, collaborate in an exclusive pairing to qualify the Restaurant and Tequila Bar for the Tequila Industry’s most coveted award, the … Read more

California Legislature Passes Liquor Sampling Bill

“In today’s economy customers want to know what a particular Single Malt Scotch or Bourbon tastes like before spending $40-$50 on a bottle,” said Council Vice President Adam Smith – noting that California joins neighboring states Arizona, Nevada and Oregon in allowing tasting events at restaurants, bars and now distilled spirits outlets.  “Tasting events are … Read more

Cue the Mixto Tequila – Jose Cuervo launches national ad campaign

With 100% agave-based spirits slowly eating away at the sales of mixto tequila, the world’s largest tequila producer, Jose Cuervo (www.cuervo.com), today launched a national marketing campaign. “Cue the Cuervo” will roll out on television, Facebook and other online arenas, print and radio advertising, as well as support  and visibility in bars and retail outlets … Read more

Step outside your Casa Doors and get New Don Tequila

By Ryan Kelley | 08.16.10 It seems that every day brings not only a new dawn, but a new brand of super-duper-ultra-premium 100% blue agave tequila – a new “Don Whatever Tequila” steps onto the stage and attempts to steal a little bit of the spotlight (and market share) occupied by the big boys: Jose … Read more

Sammy Hagar Sells Out Completely to Campari!

Skyy Spirits is building on its recent growth spurt. Skyy — the San Francisco-based North American base of operations for Italian parent Gruppo Campari — is looking to add at least six and staffers to its current roster of 92, including senior brand managers for its Wild Turkey bourbon and Cordials brands. In June 2009, … Read more

Kevin Ruder of 901 Tequila, Talks Tequila and Timberlake

By Ryan Kelley | 07.28.10 You may have heard about Justin Timberlake’s directorial debut earlier this week, which is making quite a splash. It’s not a big TV show, a reality TV talent show, or a feature film with an Oscar-friendly plot. Instead, Timberlake chose to create three ads for 901 Silver, his brand of … Read more