Briscas Anejo Mezcal Review

Mike & Alex taste & discuss Briscas Mezcal Anejo and nominate it for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards. Briscas Añejo– is our most refined mezcal.  Made from 100% Agave Espadin, Briscas Añejo contains a dark amber color appearance, aged to perfection for twelve months in oak barrels. It is produced in limited production. Taste-  … Read more

Briscas Reposado Mezcal Review

Mike & Alex taste & discuss Briscas Mezcal Reposado and nominate it for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards. Briscas Reposado– is an exquisite mezcal that is matured in oak barrels for two months.  Made from 100% Agave Espadin, Briscas Reposado has a slight amber color in appearance that is created from a perfect blend of … Read more

Briscas Blanco Mezcal Review

Mike & Alex taste & discuss Briscas Mezcal Blanco and nominate it for the 2014 Brands of Promise Awards.   Briscas Blanco– All superb mezcal starts with the best Silver or Blanco and ours is called Briscas Blanco. Made from 100% Agave Espadin, Briscas Blanco is clear in appearance and is the fresh distilled bottled … Read more

The Definitive Collection of Tequila Reviews

In honor of National Tequila Day in the U.S.A., we’re sharing with you the definitive collection of Sipping Off the Cuff from our very first podcast tequila reviews to the most recent.  Enjoy and Salud!   Sipping Off The Cuff | 1800 Milenio Sipping Off The Cuff | 1921 Tequila Anejo Sipping Off … Read more

Aiding Artisanal Mezcal Producers in Oaxaca from the Bottom Up

By Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D.  Export brand owners of Oaxacan artisanal mezcal, the increasingly popular agave based Mexican spirit, come in many shapes and sizes.  Some are proprietors of their own distilleries, or palenques are they’re known in this southern Mexico state.  Others buy their liquid from small-scale family owned and operated facilities; in some … Read more

Mezcal and Dogmatism in Oaxaca: Reposados & Anejos (Part 2 of 7)

Some say you should never drink reposado or añejo mezcal.  When pressed for a reason they often state that it alters the natural flavors and aromas of the agave.  True enough, but so what? Could one not equally use the word “enhances?” The same industry people, often owners and employees of mezcalerías, however, don’t think twice about encouraging … Read more

2nd Annual Texas Bar & Nightclub Alliance TBNA Convention

Join Us At The Second Annual Texas Bar & Nightclub Alliance Convention Once again, Tequila Aficionado will be attending the Texas Bar & Nightclub Association Convention.  This year’s Austin, Texas, event will be held on August 16-17.  We were pleased to be able to attend this event in its infancy last year.  It was an … Read more

SlimRitas, 2014 Brands of Promise Winner Makes Food Fortunes

Houston based SlimRitas, winner of 3 gold medals in the Tequila Aficionado 2014 Brands of Promise, is appearing on Food Network TV this week!  Mompreneur, Lucy Corona, developed an amazing line of fresh juice margarita mixes that make delicious 100 calorie cocktails.  Armed with their 17 gourmet awards, including three gold medals from Tequila Aficionado, … Read more

Tequila Aficionado Media Reveals 2014 Brands of Promise™ Winners!

Awards Announced During a LIVE Google Hangout Telecast For Immediate Release! March, 28, 2015, San Antonio, TX—In an unprecedented live Google Hangout telecast, Tequila Aficionado Media ( unveiled its Second Annual 2014 Brands Of Promise™ Award winners in Tequila, Mezcal and several other agave related categories.  A full list of Brands Of Promise™ winners can … 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: [Tweet “2014 Brands of Promise Blanco Tequila Nominees #BOP2014”] Blanco Tequilas Fubar (only) Tromba Caos Piedra … Read more