Mansplaining Revel Spirits Avila

You thought you knew everything there was to know about the main Mexican agave spirits– Pulque, Tequila, Mezcal, Sotol and Bacanora. Then, along comes another one you’ve never heard of… Avila. What the hell is it? Glad you asked. Get Acquainted with Avila You first heard about Revel Spirits’ Avila on Sipping Off the Cuff(c). … Read moreMansplaining Revel Spirits Avila

Tequila Aficionado Highlights 2018 with the Brands of Promise© Awards

Female Master Distillers Dominate in Distinct Agave Spirits Categories  For Immediate release! Tequila Aficionado Media 2018 Brands of Promise© Awards January, 15, 2019, San Antonio, TX—On Monday, January 14, 2019, in a LIVE Facebook Premier broadcast, Tequila Aficionado Media capped off a busy 2018 with its esteemed Sixth Annual Brands of Promise© Awards, acknowledging worthwhile labels of … Read moreTequila Aficionado Highlights 2018 with the Brands of Promise© Awards

2018 Brands of Promise Winners Announced

Tequila Aficionado Media is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Brands of Promise Awards in all categories:     Agave Spirit Award Porfidio Single 100% Agave Americana Edition [India] (S3xA) [40% ABV, 80 proof] Gold Aguardiente from Blue Agave (Distilled from Agave Spirit) Onilikan Aguardiente de Agave Azul (80 proof, 40% ABV) Gold … Read more2018 Brands of Promise Winners Announced

Adulteration and Bastardization of Traditional Mezcal in Oaxaca

Buying Mezcal From Oaxaca: Exercise Due Diligence & Beware of Misrepresentation By Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D. If you like it, and you think it’s decent value, then buy it. This is not a treatise on being critical of market changes in the promotion and sale of what at face value may appear to be traditionally made … Read moreAdulteration and Bastardization of Traditional Mezcal in Oaxaca