USA Today 10 Best Current Leaderboard for Best Craft Tequila Brand

“This is your tequila bucket list.”   ~ Rick Levy of Tequila Aficionado If you’ve seen Mike Morales’ article on the Top 20 Craft Tequilas you’ve overlooked then you’ll understand that picking one (or even 10) from this list is like picking your favorite child.  It’s too difficult to do, so your best bet is … Read more

How to Choose the Right Tequila Glassware

Join Tequila Aficionado Media on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 9PM CST as Alex Perez and Mike Morales Blab about proper tequila glassware with Martin Duffy, exclusive US representative of the historic Glencairn Chrystal of Scotland. Riedel Launches the Tequila Glass As Tequila Aficionado Media first reported in November of 2001, and shared with you again … Read more

Riedel launches The Tequila Glass

From the Tequila Aficionado Vault Nov 27, 2001   Riedel Crystal, Quinta Real Hotel & Casa Noble Tequila host a private presentation of the official Tequila Glass as selected a few weeks ago in Austria. George Riedel (10th Riedel Generation) discovered that the shape of the glass should be determined by the content, the correct … Read more

Unwinding at Mexicali

Originally Posted on August 10, 2000 by Myrna Gamez TequilaAficonado.com Executive Editor A group of colleagues and I had just been through two grueling weeks of producing documents and needed to go somewhere and celebrate our efforts. I had heard of Mexicali’s tequila collection and recommended we go there. Upon arrival I noticed it was … Read more

The Mega Marketing of a Brand Part II – Jose Cuervo Is A Friend of Mine

Originally published on TequilaAficionado.com Dec 3, 2006     In a relationship that the Animal Planet calls symbiotic–like the small fish feeding on scraps from a shark’s jaws, or birds picking the bugs off a hippo’s butt–Cuervo has benefited nicely over the years by partnering with major restaurant chains all over the US. They have … Read more

Jessica’s Journey: Sunday in Guadalajara

Nothing Mundane about Sunday in Guadalajara by Jessica Arent   Brunch Sunday, typically the only day off for those who work in Mexico, is a day of rest and socializing. Instead of working, this was the day I got to experience some of Guadalajara. The day began with brunch at the hotel restaurant. Guadalajara is … Read more

Falling Under the Spell of Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine Tequila

On a frigid and damp Saturday night in November 2013, Roger Clyne, along with his band The Peacemakers, invited Tequila Aficionado Media to an intimate concert and tequila tasting at Billy’s Ice House in New Braunfels, TX, to talk music, heritage, and his tequila, Mexican Moonshine. *** [Tweet “Talking music, heritage & Mexican Moonshine #Tequila … Read more

Valentine’s Day for Tequila Lovers

Valentine’s Day is this Friday. Are you prepared? If you’re looking for ideas on how to celebrate as a tequila lover or as the lover of a tequila lover, we have plenty of great ideas for you on our special Valentine’s Day for Tequila Lovers Pinterest Board! For Tequila Lovers If you’re shopping for a … Read more

Jose Cuervo Black & The Education of a Tequila Drinker

Hello, As you know Jose Cuervo quit making their Black Medallion label product. Could you recommend a close match that I can get here in Tennessee? The description: Jose Cuervo Black Color:        Deep Amber Hue Aroma:    Toasted oak, cinnamon, red apple, cocoa, coffee Flavor:    Sweet, toasted oak, subtle agave notes Finish:    Warm … Read more

Change is at Hand for the Tequila Market, Part I

Part I of II Written by Chris Zarus of TequilaRack Tequila Brands and Producers Have Already Sailed Into the Sucker Hole For those new to the expression, a “sucker hole” is a colloquial term referring to a spate of good weather that “suckers” sailors into leaving port just in time for a storm to resume … Read more