Tequila Aficionado Tasting Journal

Book Cover: Tequila Aficionado Tasting Journal
Part of the Agave Spirits Education series:

Tequila Aficionado Tasting Journal

A workbook and ready reference complete with 50 scoring worksheets, the definitive tequila aroma wheel in English and NOM List

This is a comprehensive workbook for Tequila and agave spirits enthusiasts to document their tasting journey as well as learn more about the spirits they love.

The Tequila Aficionado Tasting Journal is constructed in three parts:

  1. Tasting Sheets
  2. Aroma Wheel
  3. NOM List

Tasting Sheets

This journal contains 50 tequila tasting sheets which use the Mexican Tequila Academy 20-point system. These sheets can be utilized for blind tastings of numbered samples or for your own reference with notes for Brands, NOMs and Expressions.

Aroma Wheel

After the tasting section, you will find the Official Tequila Aficionado Aroma Wheel in English. We felt there was a definite need for an aroma wheel in English as consumers’ desire to delve into agave spirits often outpaces their desire to learn a foreign language.

The aroma wheel will help you to go deeper into your observations and study of agave spirits by helping you identify scents and their origins in the tequila production process. It will also help in your studies as you work to expand your senses.

NOM List

The third section of this journal contains a NOM list, current as of this publication in March 2020. Where the Tequila Aficionado NOM list, released monthly in Tequila Aficionado Magazine, is organized by brand name, this NOM list is organized by NOM number. When you find a tequila you enjoy, check the NOM number and see what other brands come from that same NOM. Of course the same holds true for tequilas you don’t enjoy. You may find yourself identifying most and least favorite tequila producers this way. Knowing your favorite and not-so-favorite NOMs will help when you’re planning your tequila shopping list or tasting with a friend.

We know you will find this tasting journal a helpful tool as you proceed along your own tequila tasting journey.

Publisher: Lisa Pietsch


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