The Concept Behind Mercado

“The brainchild of long time friends, serial restaurateur Jesse Gomez and celebrated Executive Chef Jose Acevedo, Mercado, recently voted Los Angeles Magazine’s Best New Restaurant of 2013, has rapidly gained destination point status even among locals.” Click here to see Mike Morales’ Mercado interview.   Located in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica, Mercado serves … Read more

Unlocking Mercado’s Mexican Spirits Treasures

Welcome to Mercado where they keep the spirits of Mexico locked in a treasure chest of amazing proportions! Click here to see Marco open the vault! Never miss and article or review again – Subscribe now! * indicates required Email Address * Email Format html text View previous newsletters.

Tequila History: Tequila’s U.S. Home

    True Tequila Aficionados want to know everything there is to know about tequila.  Explore a piece of tequila’s history with M.A. “Mike” Morales by clicking here. Never miss and article or review again – Subscribe now! * indicates required Email Address * Email Format html text View previous newsletters.

The Way of the Tequila Warrior with M.A. “Mike” Morales

“I’ve considered myself a student of tequila for years, but never as a teacher or a guide even though I often find myself preaching in the tequila aisles of local liquor stores on the beauty of handcrafted, small batch, micro-distilled tequilas as if reciting lyrical haikus or bible verses.” M.A. “Mike” Morales discusses the similarities … Read more

My Quest for a Universal Frozen Margarita Recipe

By Ryan Kelley | 07.24.12 Over the last month I’ve been developing and testing a recipe for frozen margaritas. I just published my findings at Examiner.com. Cocktails are what the Examiner readers want, especially today—Happy National Tequila Day! But for you, my fellow tequila-sippers and adventurous explorers of agave spirits, I thought you might like … Read more

The Vancouver International Tequila Expo

03.22.12 The First Annual Vancouver International Tequila Expo (VITE) was announced by Founding Partners Eric Lorenz, Manuel Otero, Mirko Morhac and Darryl Lamb. The event will take place on May 12, 2012 at the Vancouver Convention Centre and is sponsored by Las Margaritas Mexican Restaurant and the Consulate General of Mexico in Vancouver. Proceeds from … Read more

Sipping Off The Cuff: Espolon Blanco Tequila

Alex Perez and Mike Morales of Tequila Aficionado.com try the new bottling of Espolon Blanco Tequila and love it.   Never miss and article or review again – Subscribe now! * indicates required Email Address * Email Format html text View previous newsletters.

Tequila Drinkers Are Killing the Environment a Report by M.A. “Mike” Morales

03.22.12 America’s premier tequila journalist and Tequila Aficionado’s Executive Editor Mike Morales, reveals rumored environmental polluters of Mexico’s Paisaje Agavero (Agave Landscape) in the controversial and hardhitting e-report, Vinazas:  The Corpse of the Spirit of Mexico. “In 2008, the tequila industry produced 310 million liters of tequila,” reports Morales.  “For every liter of tequila distilled, … Read more

Vinazas: The Environmental Impact of the Growth of the Tequila Industry

Vinazas Are tequila drinkers killing the environment? There is most certainly a negative impact on one of Mexico’s most beautiful environments. Not all tequila drinkers are contributing to this though.  In fact, by choosing your brands wisely, you will not only have a much better tasting experience, but you’ll be supporting ecologically responsible farming and … Read more

America’s Premier Tequila Journalist, Mike Morales, Uncorks Revealing New Blogsite

By Alexander Perez | 02.25.12 “For the past ten years,” declares Mike Morales, “I’ve been writing about tequila–just tequila.  But,” he adds quickly, “I don’t write tequila 101s, reviews or tasting notes.”Referred to as everything from a tequila “wiki” to a tequila “national treasure,” Mike Morales has written and blogged for such prestigious websites as … Read more