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. ~~~~~~~~~~ Subscribe to Tequila Aficionado Magazine Learn all about tequila from field to glass … Read more

May 2023 Tequila Aficionado Magazine

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In this issue of Tequila Aficionado Magazine:

Interview with Juan Coronado of Mijenta Tequila
Mi Campo Releases RTD Cocktails
Fish Taco Recipe
Interview with Alvin Starkman of Mezcal Educational Tours
Lalo Tequila Goes National
Tequila Pina Colada Recipe
Interview with David Catching of Rancho de la Luna Mezcal
Astral Tequila Launches Reposado and Anejo
Tequila Guacamole Recipe
Interview with Aubrey West of Volcan de Mi Tierra
Tequila Querendon Reposado Review by Araceli Costilla Sharp
Lunazul Tequila Cantaritos
May Reviews and Podcasts
Interview with Leon Banuelos Hernandez of Tequilas El Mexicano
Olmeca Tequila’s Annual Shot Ring Competition
Grapefruit Margarita Recipe
Interview with Bill Foss of Suavecito Tequila
Cultor Ready to Drink Cocktails
Hawaiian Margarita Recipe
Interview with Enrique Legorretta Carranco of Leyros Distillery
Interview with Dave Blunier of Dulce Dorado Tequila
2023 Tequila Events and much more!



Takeaway From a Mezcal Blind Tasting

By Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D. On November 2, 2022, I conducted a blind mezcal tasting in Toronto, with a colleague, Yvette Astorga. It was the fourth mezcal event we had conducted over the past decade or so, at our favorite Ontario agave distillate haunt, Reposado Bar & Lounge. But this was our first blind tasting, … Read more

Getting the Most Out of Mezcal

By Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D. On virtually a daily basis, both mezcal aficionados and novices alike comment and post questions online about what they have recently sampled and/or added to their growing collections. I perceive a sense of pride, and a little bit of boasting, all of which is fine in my books. But some … Read more