Jessica’s Journey: Dreaming of Mexico

I have been reading a lot lately about a new tequila tour being offered by the Four Season’s Hotel and Resort in Punta Mita. I wrote about it in my own personal blog and while I expounded on the tour itself I did not go into detail about the beach resort and I should have. … Read more

2014 Spirits of Mexico Winners Announced

The 2014 Spirits of Mexico winners have been announced!  There is a huge list of winners in both tequila and mezcal this year.  What do you think of these brands? Following are the winners with links to some of our articles & reviews mentioning them: Tequila Extra Añejo Tequila Herradura Seleccion Suprema – Best in … Read more

Tequila Pairing Challenge with Tequila Don Fulano

…At The Patio in San Diego By Ryan Kelley  Tequila pairing dinners are always an adventure. Like fine wine, tequila has a way of inspiring and challenging chefs to marry just the right food to match the myriad and often complex flavors inherent in well-made, artisanal tequila. So when my friend Tequilier Mario Marquez invited … Read more

Dulce Dorado Tequila Review

Mike Morales & Alex Perez taste & discuss Dulce Dorado Honey Vanilla Tequila on this week’s Sipping Off The Cuff. Dave and Andrea have traveled to the small beach town of Puerto Penasco, Mexico for many years. They instantly fell in love with the beautiful beaches, relaxed culture and, of course, the tequila. In 2006, they … Read more

Welcome to the Tequila Test Kitchen!

Great recipes for tequila cocktails, cooking with tequila, and pairing with tequila are always welcome here at Tequila Aficionado.  We’ll share them with our readers in our articles and on our Pinterest boards. Click on any of the images below to explore our Pinterest Recipe Boards: [Tweet “Great recipes for tequila cocktails, cooking with tequila, … Read more

2013 Brands of Promise Awards, Liqueur Category

2103 Tequila Aficionado Liqueur Brands of Promise     Avion Espresso       [Tweet “Avion Espresso: 2013 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Gold Medal Liqueur Winner. “] Avión Espresso combines Avión Silver Tequila with fine Italian espresso, creating an ultra-premium, ultra-smooth espresso liqueur unlike anything on the market.  Catering to consumers’ rapidly growing love … Read more

Lisa Pietsch Spices it Up with Peligroso Cinnamon Tequila

I sat down the other evening to taste Peligroso Cinnamon.  I knew Peligroso was good to begin with so I aerated it with the Vinturi Spirit Aerator to allow it to show me what it had.  As it happens, Peligroso Cinnamon has all the right stuff.  This isn’t some girly bottle of silliness with all … Read more

2013 Brands of Promise

See the complete YouTube Playlist of our 2013 Brands of Promise Nominees and Winners here! Brands of Promise 2013 Nominees Blanco Blue Nectar Cerritos Embajador Montejima Suerte Cabeza Tequila 512 Reposado Amor Mio Embajador Montejima Suerte Toro Dorado Anejo Amor Mio Cerritos Embajador Suerte Toro Dorado Legacy Tapatio (all) Viva Mexico (all) Overproof  Tapatio 110 … Read more

Tequila 29 Two Nine Reposado

By Ryan Kelley | 03.21.11 Highly Recommended Overview NOM 1499 – Casa Tequilera de Arandas, S.A. de C.V. in the highlands of Arandas. (This distillery is also home to Mejor Tequila, Jurado Tequila, and 3 Amigos Tequila.) ABV is 38% (76 proof) but will be sold in the U.S. at 40% (80 proof). Agave is … Read more

Defying gravity: Avion founder ‘passionate and proud’

By Ryan Kelley | 10.01.10 Avion, the other character in HBO’s Entourage Everyone in the business of selling high-quality, premium 100% blue agave tequila shares a primary mission of educating consumers on sipping ‘good’ tequila and breaking the mixto curse that comes from youthful indulgence and agave abuse. Some people were cursed so badly they … Read more