Sipping Off The Cuff: Rancho La Joya Tequila Reposado

Rancho La Joya Tequila 35 years ago the Garcia family acquired a land known as “Rancho La Joya” in the heart of the Mexican highlands. The red soil was rich in nutrients, vital to the growth and smooth taste of the world’s most flavorful agave plants. With hard work and dedication, the family turned their … Read more

Sipping Off The Cuff: Rancho La Joya Blanco

Rancho La Joya Tequila 35 years ago the Garcia family acquired a land known as “Rancho La Joya” in the heart of the Mexican highlands. The red soil was rich in nutrients, vital to the growth and smooth taste of the world’s most flavorful agave plants. With hard work and dedication, the family turned their … Read more

Rancho La Joya Tequila–Roberto Sanchez del Toro

Passion:  The A Game To say that Roberto Sanchez del Toro, exclusive importer and brand developer of Rancho La Joya tequila (NOM 1555) has endured adversity would be an understatement.  To say that he has survived his life’s challenges, thus far, with grace and his boyish charm still intact would be putting it mildly. San Antonio, Texas, … Read more

Women In The Tequila Industry: Judy Rivera

Judy Rivera, the latest Tequila Boss Lady to join our gallery, has figured out how to combine acute LA street smarts, a fearless entrepreneurial spirit, and artistic ingenuity into her Sino Tequila brand. A staunch women’s rights advocate, Judy contracted with a small, 100% female owned and operated distillery in the highlands of Jalisco–Vinos y Licores … Read more

Tequila Distilleries and Brands (NOM List 19 May 2014)

Tequila Distilleries & Brands Updated Our updated list of tequila distilleries and brands, the “Nom List”, as of 19 May 2014, is now available for download in both PDF and Excel formats. Click on any of the underlined items within the list to be taken directly to our reviews, articles, tasting notes and features on … Read more

Announcing the 2014 Brands of Promise Nominees!

As you can guess by our announcement date, we’ve had a full year of tastings and reviews.  While we still have video reviews of several brands left to broadcast, we wanted to share our list of nominees with you: 2014 Brands of Promise Blanco Tequila Nominees #BOP2014 Click To Tweet Blanco Tequilas Fubar (only) Tromba … Read more

2014 Brands of Promise

2014 Brands of Promise Blanco Tequila Nominees #BOP2014 Click To Tweet Blanco Tequilas Fubar (only) Tromba Caos Piedra Azul Titanium Penasco Trianon Don Nacho (regular) Don Nacho (extra premium) Calavera (lowland agave; brick oven baked/autoclave) Huizache Circulo Cesar Chavez Cabresto Demetrio Whispering Eye Gaviota Senda Real Don Fermin Blanco High Proof Astral (46% ABV) Blanco … Read more

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Cowboy Up for the Wild Wild West Tour!

GAH!  You missed it! Click here to get on the VIP List for the next available opening Cowboy Up for the 2017​We’re launching our 3rd official outing and wild horses shouldn’t stop you from coming along on—The Wild Wild West Tour. You’re receiving this exclusive invitation for one of two reasons:You’ve raised the bar of … Read more

Mezcal: Good Drink, Bad Rap

Originally Published May 3, 2003 Mezcal is finally being treated like the class act it is, and it’s making its way north of the border. By Barbara Hansen, Times Staff Writer Oaxaca, Mexico — MEZCAL has a terrible image. It’s fiery stuff, real rotgut, with a worm floating in the bottom of the bottle — … Read more