Category: Tequila Brands: New and Old

Black market tequila operation

Police in Mexico shut down second black market tequila operation; Investigating whether tainted …    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel For the second time in one week, Mexican authorities have shut down a black market tequila distillery. More than 1,000 gallons were confiscated on Monday in the latest bust. That came on the heels of more than 18,700 gallons […]

Margarita festival in Jakarta and Bali

Margarita festival in Jakarta and Bali    Jakarta Post Legend has it that the origin of margarita began in the 1930s when a bartender named Johnny Durlesser in Los Angeles made a drink to impress a girl he liked. Mainly consisting of tequila, the drink has evolved with the addition of other ingredients, such as peppers […]

Insights supporters nerd out over tequila

Insights supporters  nerd out over tequila   El Paso Inc. “The Spirit of Tequila,” is the title of Austin-based photographer Joel Salcido’s book, which features nearly 90 photos of his journey across Jalisco, Mexico. It documents the long traditions of artisanal tequileras, distilleries and harvesting of agave – the plant we can thank for tequila’s existence. The […]

Tequilas Finos Brands Receive Awards

Fabrica de Tequilas Finos Brands Receive the Most Industry Awards Markets Insider RIGA, Latvia, Feb. 13, 2018 /CNW/ – The annual The Spirits Business tequila tasting competition Tequila & Mezcal Masters 2018 experts surprised the spirits industry by recognizing the superior quality of Fabrica de Tequilas Finos and awarding eight awards to outstanding tequila brands, […]

Elevated Margarita

Elevated Margarita   And more tequila cocktail recipes from Tequila Avion The vision was simple. Create the world’s best tasting tequila. Tequila Avión Founder, Ken Austin, a long time tequila aficionado and entrepreneur, wanted to share his passion for tequila with the world…

Agave shortage pressures tequila makers

Agave shortage in Mexio puts pressure on Texas tequila makers    Spectrum News …”Right now, we are a historic high for the price of agave. It’s a supply and demand issue and it’s making it very difficult to find good quality agave penas,” said Sorenson, who has been buying agave plants for 15 years. Milestone Brands creates and […]

Tequila Don Julio to Toast the Stars

Tequila Don Julio to Toast the Stars on Oscar® Night   PR Newswire (press release) NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Tequila Don Julio is proud to announce that they will make a donation to support the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Ball. The Protagonist Cocktail

First Female Maestra Tequilera

The Secret to My Success: How Bertha González Nieves Became the First Female Maestra Tequilera   Food & Wine Bertha González Nieves stepped inside some of Mexico’s top tequila distilleries for the first time as a young 20-something. And it was, as they say, love at first sight… Courtesy of Casa Dragones So, after she completed […]

In the heart of mezcal country

In the heart of mezcal country    Blogs – Miahuatlan is one of a handful of towns in this part of Oaxaca that have become synonymous with the production of mezcal. Not the worm in the bottle stuff you see at duty free in the airport, but traditional mezcal, the kind of small batch spirit […]

Sales for Tequila Have Never Been Better

Sales for Tequila Have Never Been Better. But Quality? Not So Much   Bloomberg The margarita—not the martini, or the Manhattan, or even the humble daiquiri—is the most popular cocktail in the U.S. And it’s not even close. Since 2002 tequila sales have risen 121 percent overall, while sales of super-premium tequilas grew eightfold, according to […]