The Education of a Tequila Drinker – Ladies Talk

About The Education of Tequila Drinkers As with any education, we understand that not everyone gets it completely correct the first time out.  Every tequila aficionado has experienced a learning curve.  If you’re new to tequila, understand that it is a complex spirit and takes time and experience to fully appreciate.  If you’re a long-time … Read more

The Education of a Tequila Drinker: Destilando Amor

You’re probably wondering what a telenovella has to do with the Education of a Tequila Drinker.  Well, I’ll tell you.  But first, a bit of backstory: I’m not a follower of network soap operas.  Yes, I cut my teeth on As the World Turns and Guiding Light because my mother watched them.  This is how … Read more

The Education of a Tequila Drinker: Varietals

Originally posted on December 29, 2012 at For those of you who may not have noticed, I’m a pretty big fan of tequila.  To me, it is a food group!  It is also a topic that my brother and I will discuss at great length and provides a special connection for siblings who live … Read more

The Education of a Tequila Drinker

Coming soon to Tequila Aficionado: The Education of a Tequila Drinker Exclusive to Tequila Aficionado: one woman’s long journey from making poor choices at the liquor store and shooting mixtos to becoming a 100% agave Tequila Aficionado. AFICIONADO: a·fi·ci·o·na·do əˌfiSH(ē)əˈnädō,əˌfisyə-/ noun noun: aficionado; plural noun: aficionados 1. a person who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic … Read more

Jose Cuervo Black & The Education of a Tequila Drinker

Hello, As you know Jose Cuervo quit making their Black Medallion label product. Could you recommend a close match that I can get here in Tennessee? The description: Jose Cuervo Black Color:        Deep Amber Hue Aroma:    Toasted oak, cinnamon, red apple, cocoa, coffee Flavor:    Sweet, toasted oak, subtle agave notes Finish:    Warm … Read more

Knowledge and Education of Tequila Consumers

Clayton and Kent discuss the level of tequila consumer knowledge and education in the Pacific Northwest for Never miss and article or review again – Subscribe now! * indicates required Email Address * Email Format html text View previous newsletters.

Introducing the Tequila Aficionado Media Network

ATTENTION: Tequila and agave-centric bloggers, vloggers, podcasters, brand ambassadors, foodies, mixologists, Mexico travel bloggers, Tequila collectors, reviewers, event organizers, and hobbyists HOW TO TURN YOUR TEQUILA HOBBY INTO A CAREER WITHOUT spending tons of time and money to build a platform Introducing The Tequila Aficionado Media Network Partner Program The Tequila Aficionado Media Network is … Read more

Oaxacan Palenquera Rosario Ángeles

Female, Young, Bilingual, & Without Generations of Family Mezcal Heritage By Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D. Whoever said that to make an excellent agave distillate you have to come from a family with a heritage steeped in mezcal distillation? That belief was one of the reasons I never tried my hand at it, despite having given … Read more

Is Your Mezcal a “Craft Spirit?”

By Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D. Is your favorite mezcal or agave distillate a craft spirit? In this opinion piece I attempt to refrain from using brand names of mezcals we tend to consider being traditionally produced (i.e. ancestral or artesanal). The reader, after reviewing the following, will likely be able to place particular mezcals along … Read more

Tequila Aficionado Magazine, December 2020

In this issue of Tequila Aficionado Magazine:  Free Book Days Throughout December Our Latest Spirit Reviews Upcoming Sipping Off the Cuff Episodes 2020 Official Brand of Promise Ballot Profiles in Agave Spirits Series Index, Volumes 1-9 What Can Tequila Teach Us About Politics by Charles Durazo Tequila Aficionado Consumer Catador Course Index The Best Pepper Infused … Read more