Tequila Aficionado’s Open Bar with Mestizo Mezcal

Join Mike Morales and Lisa Pietsch of Tequila Aficionado as they discuss Mestizo Mezcal with the creators of this award winning gateway mezcal.

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From the Mestizo Mezcal Website:

Our Brand

The name of our brand, MESTIZO, is a perfect one-word description of how mezcal was created. Mestizo originates from the Latinmixticĭus, meaning mixed, and was used by the Spanish to refer to the mixing of the European and indigenous Mexican people.   Mezcal is a fusion between the ancient beverage mexcalli, produced by the indigenous tribes of Mexico, and the alambique distillation process introduced to the Spanish by the Moors and subsequently brought by the Spanish to the indigenous civilization of the American colonies.  Mezcal is thus the first MESTIZO spirit of America.

What is Mestizo Mezcal?

Mestizo Mezcal is an ancient spirit that is unique because of its distinctive, complex and aromatic flavors.  Mezcal was produced centuries ago by the Zapotec tribe in Mexico, and was considered to be a gift from the goddess Mayahuel.  In the 16th century, the Spanish introduced a specialized European distillation process to the Zapotec tribe that was used to improve the ancient beverage.  Today, the founders of Mestizo Mezcal works with its producers from the Mexican state of Oaxaca to further define and enrich the taste of our product and create a perfect convergence of cultures within each bottle.

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Open Bar #9 | One with Life Tequila

Open Bar with One with Life (OWL) Tequila, Monday April 18

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One with Life Tequila (OWL) is part of a philosophy aligned with living a mindful and balanced life.  Grown and produced in an organic farm and distillery system in Jalisco, Mexico, it has a smooth, crisp and earthy taste that emulates the pure agave plant.

Enjoying One with Life Tequila, in moderation, reminds us to celebrate life with family and friends and appreciate the here and now.

So relax.  Be happy.  Be present.  Listen deeply.  Speak lovingly.  Smile, breathe, go slowly. 

Find One with Life Tequila Online | Facebook | Instagram

 

From the Website

OWL embraces the philosophy of consuming products that are grown and produced by organic farming, which excludes synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, hormones, genetically modified organisms and other artificial enhancements.

OWL has a smooth, crisp and earthy taste that emulates the pure agave plant from which it was created and it’s sweet scent alludes to a touch of citrus. It is this purity that makes OWL easy to sip or blend with your favorite beverages. Whether you are new to the tequila world, an aficionado, or a connoisseur, you will thoroughly enjoy our unique tasting spirit.

 

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Open Bar with Nocaut Reserva Tequila

Join Mike & Lisa on Open Bar with Nocaut Reserva Tequila – a former champion that has come out of retirement for a comeback!

 

Don’t be fooled by imitators!

This is the original Nocaut Tequila from NOM 1459.

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Find Nocaut Reserva Online

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Open Bar with Senor Rio Tequila

Up close and personal with Señor Rio tequila.
Up close and personal with Señor Rio tequila.

Join us this evening as Mike Morales and Lisa Pietsch talk with the founders of Senor Rio Tequila about their tequila and other products they’re bringing to market from the Senor Rio family.

Jonathan Gach and Debbie Medina, co-founders of Jalisco International Imports, Inc., met in business and they first built a friendship which turned into love. They discovered that they had mutual interests and passions. One that they decided to pursue was their love for tequila, but why Senor Rio tequila?

It all begins with estate grown 100% blue weber agaves cultivated in the ideal conditions of the arid red clay soil from the low lands in Jalisco Mexico, The pinas (the hearts of the agave plants) are harvested by hand after reaching maturity. They are then slowly cooked in traditional stone ovens. After being cooked, they are fermented with the tanks open so that the fragrance from the fruit trees, which surround the distillery, blends into the tequila naturally for a hint of tropical citrus. Finally, the tequila is double distilled by their master distiller to keep the true agave flavor of their premium tequila.

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Open Bar #6 Andres Garcia of Embajador Tequila

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During Tequila Aficionado’s Open Bar #6, Mike Morales and Lisa Pietsch talk to Andres Garcia of Embajador Tequila about his recent visit to the USA Trade Tasting in New York City, his Level 3 Catador class with Ana Maria Romero Mena, and how he is expanding his brand’s market footprint.

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From their website:

We are a family who is motivated and inspired by the idea of crafting superior quality and distinguished Tequila. Embajador is produced in small batches to focus on the brands consistency and quality principles. We produce Embajador using only 100% Blue Weber Agave that is grown on our estate located in Atotonilco in the highlands
(Los Altos) of Jalisco, Mexico. This region in the valley of the Highlands of Jalisco is distinctive with its nutrient rich soil, along with a natural spring water aquifer that runs through our land, which is the essence that gives Embajador its distinguished characteristics.

We will not sacrifice the honored value of our methods or the superiority of our Agaves for mass production. We will not cut corners to meet new demand and boost the bottom lines. Our handcrafted methodology and patience is honored and fully committed to producing superior quality Tequila.

Our goal is to craft a brand that will always be consistent in aroma, taste and quality. We want Embajador Tequila to be here for generations to come, some 200+ years. The dedicated commitment to quality measures at each step of the production of Embajador is one that will define our core strategic sales and marketing goals. We will establish Embajador for steady growth in the high-end premium category over the next 3, 5 and 10 years.

This is not a sprint race for us, but more of a marathon and we are taking the proper steps to condition ourselves to achieve a strong successful presence in the US and Global market within the High-End Premium Tequila Category.   

After all, we are the Embajador (Ambassador) of Mexico.

 

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Open Bar with Andres Garcia of Embajador

Join us for Open Bar #6 with Embajador Tequila on Monday!

Embajadores-3, embajador, tequila, andres garciaMonday evening at 7pm Central, Andres Garcia will be joining Mike Morales and Lisa Pietsch for a chat about Embajador Tequila.  Andres has been hard at work at some recent big shows, just returned from a visit to Mexico to take the famed class from Maestra Ana Maria Romero Mena, and he’s also been building his team and expanding the number of markets in which his family’s tequila is available.

Join us as we discuss these and other topics with him on our weekly Open Bar show on Blab.im.

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About The Family

We are a family who is motivated and inspired by the idea of crafting superior quality and distinguished Tequila. Embajador is produced in small batches to focus on the brands consistency and quality principles. We produce Embajador using only 100% Blue Weber Agave that is grown on our estate located in Atotonilco in the highlands
(Los Altos) of Jalisco, Mexico. This region in the valley of the Highlands of Jalisco is distinctive with its nutrient rich soil, along with a natural spring water aquifer that runs through our land, which is the essence that gives Embajador its distinguished characteristics.

We will not sacrifice the honored value of our methods or the superiority of our Agaves for mass production. We will not cut corners to meet new demand and boost the bottom lines. Our handcrafted methodology and patience is honored and fully committed to producing superior quality Tequila.

Our goal is to craft a brand that will always be consistent in aroma, taste and quality. We want Embajador Tequila to be here for generations to come, some 200+ years. The dedicated commitment to quality measures at each step of the production of Embajador is one that will define our core strategic sales and marketing goals. We will establish Embajador for steady growth in the high-end premium category over the next 3, 5 and 10 years.

This is not a sprint race for us, but more of a marathon and we are taking the proper steps to condition ourselves to achieve a strong successful presence in the US and Global market within the High-End Premium Tequila Category.  

After all, we are the Embajador (Ambassador) of Mexico.

 

What is Blab?

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Blab is a livestreaming platform that enables a public video chat among four participants at a time. If you are familiar with the likes of Periscope, Meerkat and Google Hangouts, it basically combines all three. 

Viewers come in to watch the livestream and they can participate by leaving comments on the left hand side of the desktop application or below on the mobile version. 

If one of the four seats is open, a viewer can easily request to join and it’s up to the host to accept them into the livestream.

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Open Bar #5 | Bradley Large of Del Bravo Imports

del bravo tequila reposadoIn our 5th Open Bar show, Mike Morales and Lisa Pietsch talk with Bradley Large of Del Bravo Imports. Some of the topics include the Route 66, Diva, Penasco, and Del Bravo Tequilas as well as how Del Bravo separates their brands from the rest.

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Tequila Del Bravo is a company dedicated to the production and distribution of premium tequilas in the national and international market. We employ award winning “Masters of Distilling” premium tequila’s from the state of Jalisco, Mexico.
OUR MISSION is to provide the world with the finest tequila produced from the highest quality of ingredients. Our unique process allows us to maximize the transformation from the agave fields to the bottle.

Our commitment and our goal is to continue to improve our process to exceed your expectations for your enjoyment.

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Open Bar with Bradley Large & Route 66 Tequila

 

This week, we’ll be speaking to Bradley Large of Del Bravo Imports, the people who bring us award winning Route 66 (Brands of Promise Platinum in 2015), Diva (Brands of Promise double Gold in 2014) and Penasco Tequilas.bradley large, del bravo imports, route 66, diva, tequilabradley large, del bravo imports, route 66, diva, tequila, brands of promise

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Open Bar #4 With Glass Bottom Distributors

Open BarIn our 4th Open Bar show, Mike Morales and Lisa Pietsch talk with Humberto Ibarra of Glass Bottom Distributors. Some of the topics include women who love mezcal, the diffusor in tequila production, empowering small brands, and much more!

Visit: http://www.glassbottomdistributors.com/
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/glassbottom/
Glass Bottom on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glassbottomdistributors
Mezcal Legendario Domingo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DomingoMezcalUS/?fref=ts
Tequila Don Fermin on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tequiladonfermin/?ref=br_rs
Tequila Senda Real on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sendarealtequila/?fref=ts

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Open Bar Show #3 – 2015 Brands of Promise Preview

 

Tequila Aficionado’s Mike Morales and Lisa Pietsch reveal the full list of nominees for the 3rd Annual Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards.

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About the Brands of Promise Awards

The Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards began in 2013 as our response to a secondary industry that has sprouted up around awards programs in the spirits industry. In a very much pay-to-play world where large sums of money are involved in entering today’s contests and even more is required of winners in licensing fees to use the award logos on marketing, online and point of sale materials, we felt it was time that something change.

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What Makes The Brands of Promise Different

We do not charge an entry fee to be considered for these awards, nor do we charge licensing fees for the winners to use the awards seal. You take your award with you as soon as you’ve won it. Winners simply download the high resolution images for their awards by clicking on the thumbnails here at www.TequilaAficionado.com.

We encourage winners to use them on their websites, brochures, social media, shelf talkers, and point of sale materials. We even provide a high resolution QR Code with the award seal on it that links directly to the award presentation. (In case you haven’t noticed, each of our Sipping Off The Cuff reviews receives a QR code that brands are always welcome to use online and in their marketing and packaging materials which links directly to their Sipping Off The Cuff review.)

Are You in the Running for 2016?

If you haven’t sent us your samples yet, what are you waiting for? Every tequila, mezcal, sotol and related product that we receive prior to August 15, 2016 will be considered for the 2016 Tequila Aficionado Brands of Promise Awards. Isn’t it time the world knew about your product? Email Mike@TequilaAficionado.com for instructions on how to send your samples in for review. All it costs is your postage.

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