Mar
4
2015

Alternative Agave Spirits To Know

Beyond Tequila: Alternative Agave Spirits To Know   Eater

As tequila tries to recover from a reputation long-built as the spirit of bad choices and blacked-out college years, its sister mezcal has sashayed onto craft cocktail menus, opening the door for lesser-known agave-based spirits. And in addition to a growing spread of mezcal-devoted bars, more bartenders are expanding outside the usual suspects, stocking shelves with hard-to-find agave alternatives like pulque and bacanora…

Mar
4
2015

Nectar from the Goddess Mayahuel

Agave Spirits: Nectar from the Goddess Mayahuel   Santa Fe Reporter

Most of us were introduced to tequila shots in our college years, leaving us reeling from its fast track to pounding hangovers and bad decisions…

Mar
4
2015

Agave spirits on the upswing (New Orleans)

Tequila sunrise: Agave spirits on the upswing at New Orleans bars   NOLA.com

Mescal cocktails and even gourmet mescal tasting menus at Johnny Sanchez, Tacos and Tequila, Arana, and Casa Borrega provide a gourmet …

America bartenders’ growing interest of tequila and mescal began in the 1990s. The trend toward small-batch, hand-crafted agave spirits hit cities such as New York and San Francisco several years ago, starting with tequila and then shifting to mescal. With the rise of the craft-beverages movement, the demand for premium artisanal tequilas and mescals continues to increase…

Mar
4
2015

Rolling Stone partners with Tequila Patron

Rolling Stone partners with Tequila Patron…    NBCSports.com

Tequila Patron ESM’s entry into the FIA World Endurance Championship will not only feature two new HPD ARX-04bs, but a new primary sponsor at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in Rolling Stone...

Mar
4
2015

‘Excelencia’ Gran Reservas (Extra Añejo)

Charbay Distillers Announces New Age Statement for Tequila Tapatio Excelencia

BevNET.com   (St. Helena, CA) February 25, 2015 – Charbay Distillers, U.S. Importer of Tequila Tapatio, announces the discovery that the rare release ‘Excelencia’ Gran Reservas (Extra Añejo) is older than initially understood. In fact, it is probably one of the oldest Tequilas available on the market

Mar
3
2015

Raleigh empanada and tequila bar

Raleigh’s CalaVela Empanada & Tequila Bar expands into Carrboro

Triangle Business Journal

CalaVela, a downtown Raleigh empanada and tequila bar, has opened a … pastry stuffed with meats, cheeses and other goodies – and 30 tequilas.

Mar
3
2015

Oyamel’s 8th Annual Tequila & Mezcal Festival

Oyamel’s 8th Annual Tequila & Mezcal Festival Kicks Off Tonight  DCist.com

The festival kicks off with an all-inclusive party tonight from 6 – 9 p.m., and will feature tequila and mezcal tasting stations, live music from Latin band …

Mar
2
2015

Flavoured salts developed

Flavoured salts range developed to add ‘zing’ to cocktails   Bar Magazine

A range of high-quality flavoured salts has been created by artisanal food and drink specialist World of Zing in a partnership with leading tequila brand (Ocho) …

Mar
1
2015

Tequila Patron ESM

Busy month ahead for Tequila Patron ESM in both IMSA and WEC   Racer

Tequila Patron ESM co-owners Scott sharp and Ed Brown have embarked on an ambitious calendar of activities in 2015. The Florida-based P2 sports …

Feb
28
2015

Tequila conference to launch in Sydney

Tequila conference to launch in Sydney   The Shout

The brainchild of Australian tequila pioneer Phillip Bayly, owner of Sydney’s iconic (now closed) tequila bar Café Pacifico. He says the idea of the …  Agave producers and professionals from around the world will converge on Sydney for the inaugural Agave Love conference on March 22 and 23.  The event will comprise a series of masterclasses, tasting sessions, mixology sessions, and talks presented by some of the world’s leading experts on tequila, mescal and lesser-known agave-based spirits.