The Agave Panic of 2018: Bloodshed on the Streets of Tequila

Bloodshed On Jan. 22, 2018, a particularly savvy tequila brand owner announced in a private message to this office: “Agave prices out of control.  $22/kilo.  Industry getting destroyed!” Coincidentally, earlier that same day, another brand owner/ambassador admitted to us that the current cost had blown up to $24/kilo. That savvy brand owner then added to … Read moreThe Agave Panic of 2018: Bloodshed on the Streets of Tequila

Margaritas in Ireland

[Editor’s Note:  On this day after 2018’s International Margarita Day festivities, Tequila Jockey, Jim Johnston, shares his fond recollections of margarita making inside Ireland’s renowned Dick Mack’s Pub & Brewhouse, while visiting relatives in 2017.] No Country for Cocktails Ireland is not a cocktail country. Don’t get me wrong, I had several well made drinks … Read moreMargaritas in Ireland

Tequila Aficionado Media Celebrates the 2017 Brands of Promise© Awards

Genius Master Distiller Sweeps Medals in Multiple Categories  For Immediate release! Tequila Aficionado Media 2017 Brands of Promise© Awards ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES:  On Sunday, January 21, 2018, in a LIVE Facebook broadcast, Tequila Aficionado Media unveiled its highly anticipated Fifth Annual Brands of Promise© Awards, celebrating the breakthrough brands in Tequila, Mezcal and other … Read moreTequila Aficionado Media Celebrates the 2017 Brands of Promise© Awards

The El Cholo Cafe Tequila Tour

A Southern California Tradition Pasadena, California’s landmark El Cholo Cafe Restaurant’s Tequila Tour has been a major community event for the past 17 years.  Commemorating its 94th year serving authentic Mexican cuisine to Southern California, the October 27, 2017 edition was destined to be special. Also in 2017, Tequila Aficionado was celebrating its 18th anniversary … Read moreThe El Cholo Cafe Tequila Tour

Glass Bottom Spirits: At the End of Good Tequila

What’s at the End of Every Good Tequila? In the agave spirits soaked Southern California market, no distributor works harder or smarter than owner Humberto Ibarra, importer and distributor at Glass Bottom Spirits. Co-founded with his cousin, attorney Arturo Lomeli Ibarra in December of 2012, Glass Bottom Spirits was established with a single vision and purpose– … Read moreGlass Bottom Spirits: At the End of Good Tequila

The Double Life of Dos Almas Tequila

Double Life Emilio De Soto is not only the Maestro Tequilero of overproof tequila Dos Almas blanco and its stablemate, Dos Almas Cinnamon Liqueur, but he is also the founder of a sportswear company. Following a severe surfing accident, Emilio was inspired by water polo competitors and swimmers while enduring his own grueling physical therapy.  … Read moreThe Double Life of Dos Almas Tequila

DesMaDre Tequila at Sol Cocina

DesMaDre Tequila Makes Magic at Sol Cocina  California Cool #Repost @desmadretequila (@get_repost) ・・・ It’s showdown @solcocina @tequilaaficionado tonight!!! An amazing dinner paring and an exclusive creative #craftcocktail by @cflow5 enjoying a wonderful evening of #DesMaDreTequila tasting with good friends and family!!! #Orangecounty #newportbeach #coronadelmar #newportcoast #lagunabeach #tequilaislife #boots #tequila #WildWildWest2017 #kickoff 5:00PM #yatusabes #PuroDesMaDre A … Read moreDesMaDre Tequila at Sol Cocina

The Arizona Taco Festival

No Days Off When we discovered that on one of our rare free days during the Wild Wild West 2017 Tour would coincide with the famed Arizona Taco Festival, we knew that was a party we needed to crash and cover. Armed with press passes courtesy of the Founder of the Taco Fest, David Tyda, … Read moreThe Arizona Taco Festival

Terralta Tequila and Creo Spirits: Behind the Scenes

[*FTC Disclosure: Brands appearing on the Tequila Aficionado Wild Wild West 2017 Tour were vetted as Brand of Promise(c) Nominees and paid a nominal fee to be included.] The Lay of the Land The need for small-to-medium sized distributors in every state will become even more important in 2018 to ensure that worthy agave spirit … Read moreTerralta Tequila and Creo Spirits: Behind the Scenes

Terralta Tequila Dinner at Elvira’s in Tucson

[*FTC Disclosure: Brands appearing on the Tequila Aficionado Wild Wild West 2017 Tour were vetted as Brand of Promise(c) Nominees and paid a nominal fee to be included.] Welcome to Tucson One of our first stops on the Wild Wild West 2017 Tour was to Elvira’s Tequila Cocina & Vino at its newest location on … Read moreTerralta Tequila Dinner at Elvira’s in Tucson