Jessica’s Journey Begins

Jessica’s Journey Begins By Jessica Arent Bienvenidos A Guadalajara! With my itinerary (AKA Dress Code) in hand, and my presentations reviewed for the hundredth time, I arrived in Guadalajara on a very wet and rainy afternoon. Cloud cover obstructed my view on the landing pattern into the airport. Fluent in Spanish, I breezed through customs … Read more

2013 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise, Best In Show

2013 Brands of Promise for Best In Show The first annual Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards announcements are finally over.  We finish with the awards for the tequilas that proved to be Best in Show.  So many excellent brands were nominated for the 2013 Brands of Promise Awards but only 3 could be awarded … Read more

2013 Brands of Promise Awards: Overproof

2013 Overproof Awards Most spirits you’ll find in the United States markets are 80 Proof (or 40% Alcohol By Volume) but some brands will create an overproof spirit that is aimed at the beverage industry and mixologists.  Two classic tequilas were in the running in the 2013 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Overproof Awards. [Tweet … Read more

2013 Brands of Promise Awards: Legacy

2013 Legacy Awards Some tequilas are so legendary that they belong in a class all by themselves.  In 2013, Tequila Aficionado was lucky enough to finally witness the importation of two such amazing tequilas into the United States.  The 2013 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Legacy Awards have been created specifically to honor these brands … 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

Victorian Truffles & Tequila: A Heavenly Pair

The Trouble with Truffles We recently made the acquaintance of the Head Chocolatier, John Alexander, at Victorian Truffles and, after much pleading on Twitter, he was kind enough to send us samples of two of their specialty confections, the Tequila & Lime Truffles and the Limited Edition Tequila & Lime Red Chile Truffles. Unfortunately, the … Read more

Women In The Tequila Industry: Sophie Decobecq by M. A. “Mike” Morales

No list of Tequila Boss Ladies would be complete without mentioning the likeable and charismatic Sophie Decobecq, creator of the award winning Calle 23 Tequila. Aside from her wacky sense of humor where marketing her tequila is concerned (‘Tequila makes us smarter. So, drink smart” is one of her favorite slogans), Sophie has a unique … Read more

Spirits of Mexico 2013 in Pictures

Tequila Aficionado Media covers North America’s premier agave spirits tasting event – Spirits of Mexico Since a picture says a thousand words, Rick Thibault Levy, Tequila Aficionado’s correspondent to the 2013 Spirits of Mexico show, took plenty – along with some great video (video coming soon).  For your viewing enjoyment, we present the 2013 Spirits … 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