You thought you knew everything there was to know about the main Mexican agave spirits– Pulque, Tequila, Mezcal, Sotol and Bacanora. Then, along comes another one you’ve never heard of… Avila. What the hell is it? Glad you asked. Get Acquainted with Avila You first heard about Revel Spirits’ Avila on Sipping Off the Cuff(c). … Read more Mansplaining Revel Spirits Avila
The fine folks at Holt’s Cigar Company asked Mike Morales to help them pair their cigars with tequilas. In his latest blog at www.tequilasensei.com, he pairs with tequila the highly rated–95 points and the number 2 cigar in 2011 by Cigar Aficionado–La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor, blended by the famed Jose “Pepin” Garcia in Esteli, … Read more Pairing La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Cigars with Tequila
[*FTC Disclosure: Brands appearing on the Tequila Aficionado Wild Wild West 2017 Tour were vetted as Brand of Promise(c) Nominees and paid a nominal fee to be included.] Spark Me Up! Across the vast Desert Ridge Marketplace on trendy High Street in Phoenix is nestled the fashionable Torch Cigar Bar. Embajador Tequila’s freshest customer provided … Read more Embajador Tequila Pairing at Torch Cigar Bar
I admit, I have a soft spot for Señor Rio tequila. Sure, it’s produced at the famed La Cofradía distillery (NOM 1137), where its flagship tequila, Casa Noble, grabs all the headlines these days. And the co-founders, Jonathan Gach and Debbie Medina have a great love for tequila and a great love story, too. And, … Read more The Añejo Way of Life With Señor Rio Tequila and Cigars by M.A. “Mike” Morales
The preceding podcast was recorded by Tequila Aficionado’s Founder, Alexander Perez, on March 21, 2006. Sadly, many brands still persist in the Tequila Girl marketing that Alex mentioned over seven years ago. Some brands believe they’ve evolved and took it a step further with Tequila Boy marketing. I believe the true aficionado finds both of … Read more Founder’s Feature: Tequila Aficionado’s 1st Podcast, 7 Years Later
In the December 17, 2009 issue of Drinks International online magazine, the headline reads: WHO plans global duty free liquor ban The story goes on to say… “The World Health Organization (WHO) has shocked the duty-free industry by proposing a global ban on duty-free liquor sales, a business which was worth $6.3bn last year.” The … Read more What If There Were No Duty Free Tequila?