Oct
18
2014

New mezcal bar coming to San Antonio

New project from Mixtli team    mySanAntonio.com (blog)

Mezcalería Mixtli, a new mezcal bar at 5313 McCullough Ave., will open early 2015, the team from Mixtli restaurant announced Thursday.  It will focus on the spirit from Oaxaca and cocktails made from it, along with Mexican craft beer, and spirits from Mexico, such as sotol, charanda, and tequila.

Oct
17
2014

Oyamel’s Day of the Dead Menu

Preview: Oyamel’s Day of the Dead Menu   Washington DC   DCist.com

No mexican dinner would be complete without tequila, and Oyamel has developed several Day of the Dead cocktails based off El Santo’s movies.

Oct
17
2014

Brass Monkey welcomed Guillermo Sauza

Nottingham bar to sell historic tequila recipe   Nottingham Post

…Brass Monkey welcomed Guillermo Sauza – the current don of Sauza Tequila – to its High Pavement bar yesterday to tell cocktail makers and tequila aficionados about the history of his family’s drink…

Oct
16
2014

Margarita Championship on Oct. 18

Margarita Championship on Oct. 18  Inside Tucson Business

What does Russia and the south side of Chicago have in common? According to two local restaurateurs, they’ve each inspired the perfect margarita…  “Anyone can throw together a drink with tequila and lime juice and make a passable margarita,” he said, “but we’re using the flavors that we’re known …

 

Oct
16
2014

A High-End Tequila Tour

A High-End Tequila Tour   New York Times (blog)

The nine-hour tour begins with a private helicopter ride from the resort to the town of Tequila, where guests tour the family-run José Cuervo distillery, a Unesco World Heritage site….Rates start from $20,000 per couple; Thomas Citterio, director of marketing at the property, said a substantial part of the price tag comes from the helicopter ride.

Oct
15
2014

Tequila and Mezcal Fest (London)

Tequila and Mezcal Fest to launch in UK   The Spirits Business

Lovers of Tequila and mezcal in the UK will soon be able to indulge their senses as the very first Tequila and Mezcal Fest arrives in London next …

“The Tequila & Mezcal Fest is the UK’s first ever and only festival dedicated exclusively to showcasing the best of the agave spirits,” said show founder Eduardo Gomez. “It was born with one objective: to educate consumers on how to drink and enjoy these two traditional beverages.”

Oct
14
2014

Tijuana Tequila Expo a Big Hit

Tequila Connection attended the TJ Tequila Expo last week.  The event offers tequila enthusiasts the opportunity to speak with many brand representatives and taste their products.  As usual, we attended a couple days along with several friends in attempt to visit as many booths as we could.  We still didn’t visit them all, but we did visit most and were happy to see many friendly faces at several of the displays.  There was also traditional entertainment (mariachis and dancers), some artisans selling crafty wares, a guy rolling cigars and a lot of food choices.  As usual, we had a great time and purchased some premium tequila at rock-bottom prices!  I will be posting photos of the event in Tequila Connection’s Photo Gallery, soon as I get all the photos together.  Thanks to everyone who made this event a success! I look forward to seeing you all again at the next expo!

Cary, Tequila Connection

Oct
14
2014

October Swizzle Masters – winner announced

October Swizzle Masters winner revealed   The Spirits Business

Tequila is not an easy spirit to work with, but rising to the challenge and winning the final Wenneker Swizzle Masters preliminary heat was general …

Oct
14
2014

Second Azul Tequila Now Open (Austin)

Second Location of Azul Tequila Now Open on Dry Creek   Eater

Azul Tequila and Papalote Taco House have been winning hearts and minds in South Austin, and now both restaurants will open second locations up north. Azul Tequila’s new location at 3815 Dry Creek Boulevard…

Oct
14
2014

Torre completes tequila tower, launches online contest

Promenade Shops’ Torre completes tequila tower, launches online contest to celebrate  Allentown Morning Call   (Lehigh Valley)

Torre, set to open in November at the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, will feature a three-story tequila tower, as well as a 36-foot mechanized …