Scorpion Barril Karwinski Mezcal Review [Transcript]

MIKE: Hi you´re watching Sipping Off the Cuff on Tequila Aficionado.com. I´m Mike Morales, here in San Antonio that gentleman over there…   RICK: Rick Levy in San Diego.   MIKE: Rick and I have been just beside ourselves enjoying – we´ve been going through the Scorpion Mezcal Variety Pack. This is like Oaxaca in … Read more

Love and Fun at the Mammoth Margarita Festival

[Editor’s Note:  All photos and videos are by Tequila Jockey, David Dinius, Special Correspondent to Tequila Aficionado Media at the Mammoth Margarita Festival.  Thanks also to Michelle Dinius and David Decker.] For Love and Fun One of the more beloved #agavespirits events is @MargFest1 in Mammoth Lakes, CA. Click To Tweet One of the more … Read more

How to Infuse Your Tequila Con Ganas

How to Infuse Your Tequila Con Ganas Click To Tweet The Bing Crosby Effect Influencer Marketing is a hot social media buzz phrase that can be directly attributed to Bing Crosby. From the moment the famed crooner, and fellow entertainer and business partner, Phil Harris, imported Herradura, the first 100% agave tequila into the US, … Read more

Women In The Tequila Industry: Leticia Aceves Alvarez

Women In The Tequila Industry: Leticia Aceves Alvarez of @EmbajadorTquila Click To Tweet I first met Carmen Leticia Aceves Alvarez in July 2016, during my investigative visit to Fabrica Santa Rosa.  The distillery is responsible for such fan favorite tequilas as Alma de Agave, Crótalo, Cabresto, and their flagship brand, Embajador. At a round table … Read more

USA Today 10 Best Current Leaderboard for Best Craft Tequila Brand

“This is your tequila bucket list.”   ~ Rick Levy of Tequila Aficionado If you’ve seen Mike Morales’ article on the Top 20 Craft Tequilas you’ve overlooked then you’ll understand that picking one (or even 10) from this list is like picking your favorite child.  It’s too difficult to do, so your best bet is … Read more

The Top 20 Craft Tequilas You’ve Overlooked

In early August of 2016, I received an email from USA Today asking me to weigh in on their craft spirits-themed Readers’ Choice contests, and in our case (at press time), the soon-to-be-launched craft tequilas list. I’ll be honest, I dread these lists.  What’s worse is, I dread being asked to participate in compiling them. Let … Read more

Tequila Aficionado Geek Squad – ArteNom 1580

Rick Thibault Levy and M.A. “Mike” Morales discuss the various “vintages” of tequilas and the small batch tequila brands that make them so popular. Reading tequila labels can be a fascinating education in and of itself! Find out more about craft tequilas and the various methods being used to create unique vintages and bottles that … Read more

Monterey Bay Tequila Fest Winners Announced

The Monterey Bay Tequila and Cuisine Festival has announced the winners of their 2014 blind tasting. Blind tastings were conducted over the past month by judges from around the country and compiled using the Tequila Matchmaker App.  Following are the winners of the Monterey Bay Tequila and Cuisine Festival: Blanco Winners Platinum = Fortaleza Gold … Read more

Dazed & Diffused: More on the Diffuser in Tequila Production

We briefly tackled the diffuser controversy earlier in 2014 with The Diffusor in Tequila Production: Are They Cheating? and in Craft Tequila–WTF Does THAT Mean? Part 2  where we featured our Craft Tequila Gauntlet to help you make better buying decisions when seeking quality craft tequilas.  Here, Tequila Aficionado Media delves deeper… What’s Not on The Menu On … Read more

The Roca Patron Road Show

  Roca Patron Hits The Road All across the country, in carefully selected cities where the beautiful people roam like Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Miami, and San Francisco, the Patrón PR machine (which spent a reported $34.1 million in measured media in 2013), is rolling out its new Roca Patrón line of tequilas. Here in … Read more