Tequila Aficionado: Where It All Began

In the Beginning, There Was Only Audio On October 27, 2017, Tequila Aficionado Media celebrated its 18th anniversary with an invitation-only VIP tasting at the site of the very first Sipping Off The Cuff© podcast— The iconic El Cholo Cafe in Pasadena, California. As the crowning jewel of 2017’s Wild Wild West Tour, El Cholo … Read moreTequila Aficionado: Where It All Began

The El Cholo Cafe Tequila Tour

A Southern California Tradition Pasadena, California’s landmark El Cholo Cafe Restaurant’s Tequila Tour has been a major community event for the past 17 years.  Commemorating its 94th year serving authentic Mexican cuisine to Southern California, the October 27, 2017 edition was destined to be special. Also in 2017, Tequila Aficionado was celebrating its 18th anniversary … Read moreThe El Cholo Cafe Tequila Tour

Glass Bottom Spirits: At the End of Good Tequila

What’s at the End of Every Good Tequila? In the agave spirits soaked Southern California market, no distributor works harder or smarter than owner Humberto Ibarra, importer and distributor at Glass Bottom Spirits. Co-founded with his cousin, attorney Arturo Lomeli Ibarra in December of 2012, Glass Bottom Spirits was established with a single vision and purpose– … Read moreGlass Bottom Spirits: At the End of Good Tequila

The Double Life of Dos Almas Tequila

Double Life Emilio De Soto is not only the Maestro Tequilero of overproof tequila Dos Almas blanco and its stablemate, Dos Almas Cinnamon Liqueur, but he is also the founder of a sportswear company. Following a severe surfing accident, Emilio was inspired by water polo competitors and swimmers while enduring his own grueling physical therapy.  … Read moreThe Double Life of Dos Almas Tequila

The Arizona Taco Festival

No Days Off When we discovered that on one of our rare free days during the Wild Wild West 2017 Tour would coincide with the famed Arizona Taco Festival, we knew that was a party we needed to crash and cover. Armed with press passes courtesy of the Founder of the Taco Fest, David Tyda, … Read moreThe Arizona Taco Festival

Terralta Tequila and Creo Spirits: Behind the Scenes

[*FTC Disclosure: Brands appearing on the Tequila Aficionado Wild Wild West 2017 Tour were vetted as Brand of Promise(c) Nominees and paid a nominal fee to be included.] The Lay of the Land The need for small-to-medium sized distributors in every state will become even more important in 2018 to ensure that worthy agave spirit … Read moreTerralta Tequila and Creo Spirits: Behind the Scenes

Sotol’s Cultural Appropriation

For over the past seven years, I’ve been a huge supporter of the Mexican spirit known as sotol.  You can read what I had to say about it in Tom Barry’s excellent article, A Sotol Story. In case you’re unaware, sotol is made from the Desert Spoon plant (Dasylirion wheeleri) that grows in Northern Mexico, as … Read moreSotol’s Cultural Appropriation

Tequila Aficionado Media Hits the Trail for the 2017 Wild Wild West Tour

Wrangles Agave Spirit Brands of Promise for History Making Promotional Roundup For Immediate Release! SAN ANTONIO, TX, UNITED STATES, October 3, 2017 Like the early settlers of the frontier, Tequila Aficionado Media goes west.  Driving a prairie schooner (actually, a travel trailer) loaded with distilled agave spirits—26 brands with 58 distinct expressions in all–to share … Read moreTequila Aficionado Media Hits the Trail for the 2017 Wild Wild West Tour

Tomorrow We Ride! #WildWildWest2017

It’s time for the…   We’re packing up and getting ready to ride for some spectacular brands this year.  Here’s what our tour itinerary looks like, barring any unforeseen adventures.  It’ll be a nonstop month of tequila and mezcal fun! Follow #WildWildWest2017 Follow us on Facebook HERE for all of our LIVE broadcasts.  Follow us … Read moreTomorrow We Ride! #WildWildWest2017