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 … Read moreCorner Restaurant Fuels the Fire of Austin’s Craft Tequila Scene

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

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

A Sotol By Any Other Name

[On a sweltering August afternoon, Tequila Aficionado Media was invited by Mike Groener, CEO and President of Genius Liquids to sip and savor the latest addition to their Desert Spirit line, Texas Sotol, at their distillery in Austin, TX .] Here Comes the Rain Again Ask anyone who has spent any significant amount of time living in … Read moreA Sotol By Any Other Name

Embajador Proclaimed Tequila Producer of the Year!

Bestowed Gold and Silver Awards at the First Annual Bar Business Spirits Competition For Immediate Release! September 9, 2015, Austin, TX:  On August 16, 2015, at the First Annual Bar Biz Spirits Competition held during the Texas Bar & Nightclub Alliance Convention, Embajador Tequila was named Tequila Producer of the Year, capturing a gold medal … Read moreEmbajador Proclaimed Tequila Producer of the Year!

Tequila Adventures at The Texas Restaurant Association Market Place

[On June 28 and 29, 2015, San Antonio-based Tequila Aficionado Media was invited to participate with Embajador Tequila at the Texas Restaurant Association Market Place in Dallas.] Texas Restaurant Association Market Place When the call came from Andres Garcia, Embajador Tequila’s sales manager, to accompany him to the state’s largest tradeshow at the Texas Restaurant Association … Read moreTequila Adventures at The Texas Restaurant Association Market Place

Tequila Aficionado Takes to The Open Road

On The Road Again Unlike some tequilas, most of my moves have never been smooth–or without incident. For the better part of 18 years, I lived in New Mexico.  After a year long stay in my home state of California, I moved my personal residence and headquarters to San Antonio, TX to helm the newly … Read moreTequila Aficionado Takes to The Open Road

Casa Chapala’s Ultimate Agave Challenge

  Hola dearest agave lovers! Once again Casa Chapala’s Tequila Man, Lupe, has created another fantastic agave event that is downright outrageously fun!  It’s the Casa Chapala Ultimate Agave Challenge. Let’s just say you are going to get hooked! More info… Ultimate Agave Challenge Thursday, June 18th 7pm—9pm 9041 Research Blvd #100, Austin, TX 78758 The Ultimate Agave … Read moreCasa Chapala’s Ultimate Agave Challenge

2nd Annual Texas Bar & Nightclub Alliance TBNA Convention

Join Us At The Second Annual Texas Bar & Nightclub Alliance Convention Once again, Tequila Aficionado will be attending the Texas Bar & Nightclub Association Convention.  This year’s Austin, Texas, event will be held on August 16-17.  We were pleased to be able to attend this event in its infancy last year.  It was an … Read more2nd Annual Texas Bar & Nightclub Alliance TBNA Convention

Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Update

TABC Update If you’re a tequila, mezcal or sotol brand doing business in Texas, you know full well the reach of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC). For those of you who aren’t subscribed, the May 2015 edition of the TABC newsletter, TABC Today, is now available. TABC Today is the official monthly newsletter of … Read moreTexas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Update