Mestizo Mezcal–A Perfect Convergence of Cultures

  When we first met Arturo Palencia, co-founder of the award winning Mestizo Mezcal, we were struck by his boyish charm and seemingly tender age.  We were surprised to discover that this thirty-something was no newcomer to the competitive and often brutal spirits industry. In this clip, Arturo tells how he became involved with mezcal and the … Read more Mestizo Mezcal–A Perfect Convergence of Cultures

Sipping Off The Cuff: El Silencio Mezcal

El Silencio Mezcal In this episode of Sipping Off The Cuff, Tequila Aficionado’s Alexander Perez and Mike Morales introduce our first official Mezcal tasting (look for Sotols coming soon too) of 2014 with El Silencio Mezcal.  This promises to be a year filled with delicious mezcals and we are pleased to kick it off with … Read more Sipping Off The Cuff: El Silencio Mezcal

Hot Tequila News Coming Tomorrow!

The first Tequila Aficionado Newsletter will be published tomorrow.  Don’t miss out on current news & reviews, great podcasts and articles from the archives, and hot tips on upcoming stories, features, contests, and giveaways! Click here to subscribe now! Never miss and article or review again – Subscribe now! * indicates required Email Address * … Read more Hot Tequila News Coming Tomorrow!

Mezcal Production Drawing Mexicans Back Home

Lorne Matalon reports on how Mezcal production has gone up from 100,000 gallons to 170,000 between 2010 and 2012.  Listen to (or read) his report and consider the human element when you drink mezcal. Click here to read the article and/or listen to the audio. Do you drink mezcal?  Join us on Facebook and tell … Read more Mezcal Production Drawing Mexicans Back Home

Tequila Aficionado Media 2013

After a long hiatus during growth planning, Tequila Aficionado is expanding its reach.  We aren’t just an online magazine anymore.  In coming months, you’ll see Tequila Aficionado Media expanding its reach into all forms of media: print, electronic, radio, television… Look for exciting changes; expanded information, services and products; brilliant new articles; insightful new brand … Read more Tequila Aficionado Media 2013

California Legislature Passes Liquor Sampling Bill

“In today’s economy customers want to know what a particular Single Malt Scotch or Bourbon tastes like before spending $40-$50 on a bottle,” said Council Vice President Adam Smith – noting that California joins neighboring states Arizona, Nevada and Oregon in allowing tasting events at restaurants, bars and now distilled spirits outlets.  “Tasting events are … Read more California Legislature Passes Liquor Sampling Bill