Tequila Aficionado Magazine, February 2023

In this issue of Tequila Aficionado Magazine:

On the Cover: Rooster Rojo Tequila
On the Inside Cover: Querendon Tequila
Happy National Margarita Day!
Now Accepting Submissions
Interview with J. Coffee of Querendon Tequila
Asombroso Launches Eros
Tequila Aficionado Merchandise
Cadillac Margarita Recipe
Upcoming Podcasts
Monterey Bay Tequila and Cuisine
Interview with Rico Austin of Bajarriba Tequila
Casa Azul Expands
Margarita Bundt Cake Recipe
Tequila Tasting Tools
Our Latest Reviews
San Diego Spirits Festival
Interview with Dalton Kreiss of Maguey Melate
Mexcor Brings in the Goat
Pomegranate Margarita Recipe
Our Upcoming Reviews
2023 Agave Heritage Festival
Interview with Pablo Velazquez-Martin of Ruisenor Tequila
Teremana names CEO
Margarita Chicken Recipe
2023 Nightclub & Bar Show
Interview with Rick Olivo of Don Rico Tequila
Buena gave Cans it in New England
Casatera Expands on East Coast
February 2023 NOM List
Hecho Tequila Soda’s New Distribution
Introducing Diabolito Rojo
Schwarzenneggar’s Lobos 1707 Goes Small
Sold! Madre Agave Wine
Our Team Members
Tequila Aficionado Magazine Special Issues

Mezcal Tour Supports Advancement of Indigenous Women

It perhaps should come as no surprise in the face of this year’s outpouring of generosity within the context of COVID-19, that there exist entrepreneurs whose primary impetus for what they do is charitable. I recently had a virtual sit-down with Alvin Starkman, who together with Randall Stockton operates Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca (www.mezcaleducationalexcursions.com). … Read more

Mexican Craft Tradition Explodes With Mezcal / Agave Distillate Boom

         Aficionados of Either Can Step Up to the Plate in Wake of Coronavirus Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D. Now is the time for those with an affinity for Mexican crafts, and aficionados of agave distillates such mezcal, to show their support. As of May, 2020, the strength of the US dollar combined with the ravages … Read more

Interview with Bill Foss of Suavecito Tequila

Mike Morales: Hi, I’m Mike Morales. You’re watching a special edition of Open Bar on Tequila Aficionado Media on all of our platforms. I am here in San Antonio, and that gentleman is… Go ahead, tell us who you are, [chuckle] mystery guest. [laughter] Bill Foss: I’m Bill Foss, the owner and maker of Suavecito … Read more

Mezcal’s High Tide Raising Economy in Oaxaca

By Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D. On a recent warm, sunny afternoon, for the first time that I can recall, there was a lineup leading outside the front door at CATOSA bottle distributor in the Oaxaca city suburb of Los Volcanes. Everyone was waiting to place orders for bottles destined to be filled with mezcal, the … Read more

G4 Blanco Tequila Review [Transcript]

MIKE: Hi you’re watching Sipping off the Cuff on Tequila Aficionado Media. I’m Mike Morales here in San Antonio. That young man over there is…   RICK: Rick Levi, in San Diego.   MIKE: Rick and I have the distinct, I think we’re the only tasters in the country that have had the pleasure of tasting … Read more

Sotol’s Cultural Appropriation

For over the past seven years, I’ve been a huge supporter of the Mexican spirit known as sotol.  You can read what I had to say about it in Tom Barry’s excellent article, A Sotol Story. In case you’re unaware, sotol is made from the Desert Spoon plant (Dasylirion wheeleri) that grows in Northern Mexico, as … Read more

Tequila Aficionado Media Hits the Trail for the 2017 Wild Wild West Tour

Wrangles Agave Spirit Brands of Promise for History Making Promotional Roundup For Immediate Release! SAN ANTONIO, TX, UNITED STATES, October 3, 2017 Like the early settlers of the frontier, Tequila Aficionado Media goes west.  Driving a prairie schooner (actually, a travel trailer) loaded with distilled agave spirits—26 brands with 58 distinct expressions in all–to share … Read more

Women In The Tequila Industry: Terray Glasman

Terray Glasman is the founder of Austin, Texas-based Amorada Tequila. Born in Mexico City, Terray learned the meaning of responsibility very early on. At age seven, she and her five other siblings moved to El Paso, Texas with their single mother.  At eighteen, her entrepreneurial spirit drove her to establish a telecommunications company, Monarch Advertising, … Read more

The Tequila 3 Ring Circus

The End of an Era [Tweet “The Tequila 3 Ring Circus is in Town.”] Inspired by this poignant and heartfelt Facebook post by Tom Nall, the gregarious co-founder of Republic Tequila, and Empresario LLC:  The Tequila 3 Ring Circus is in Town A new circus has replaced “The Greatest Show on Earth.” Imagine the spotlighted … Read more