2012 San Francisco Crafts Spirits Carnival

“Come thirsy, leave happy,” was the tag line for the 2012 San Francisco Craft Spirits Carnival held this past weekend at Fort Mason Center. The event allowed people to “try & buy” a variety of spirits including mezcal, absinthe, whiskey, bourbon,

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Straight, sipping tequila is usually what’s on the menu at our house, but every once in a while I’m in the mood for a tequila-based cocktail – nothing too fruity, or blended, but a good old spirit-forward concoction. That’s when we

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California Tequila Festivals

California tequila fans, you’re in for a treat! Over the next couple of months there are some exciting opportunities to try some new brands and polish up your palate at tequila festivals around the state. First up is the 3rd Annual

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I’ve been a long-time Bloody Mary fan, but I’m not a fan of vodka. Tequila is my beverage of choice. (Go figure.) Luckily, you can substitute tequila for vodka, and PRESTO! you’ve got a tasty “Bloody Maria“. Creating an amazing Bloody

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Tapatio Blanco Tequila

We spent a few hours with Tapatio Blanco last night, and really started to get a nice feel for this tequila. We plan to do a full video-style review of it very soon, but there are a few things worth mentioning

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matchmaker-nom-db

We just finished reading through the latest NOM database update from the Consejo Regulador Del Tequila (the governing body of the tequila industry), and added several new brands to the Tequila Matchmaker mobile app database. A “NOM” is a 4-digit number

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The Don Fulano brand of tequilas are created at the La Tequileña distillery (NOM 1146), which is located right in the center of the town of Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico. It has a very large aging room with a variety of different

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Living in Mexico for 2 years, you would have thought we would have had ready access to every tequila ever created, but this is not the case. Although 100% of all tequila in the world is created in Mexico, the vast

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Everyone has a bad college experience that somehow involved tequila. (Go ahead, admit it, you have one too.) As a result, people can be hesitant about tequila later on in life. We run into this situation all the time, and have

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tequila-delivery-sm

Speedy delivery! This came in the mail today from Hi-Time Wine Cellars, all in one big heavy box! (We ordered it about 36 hours ago. These guys are fast.) (From left to right) Don Fulano Imperial 5 year, 123 Reposado, 123

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Instagram photos from Tequila, Mexico

I’ve become addicted to Instagram. In the past few weeks I have been busy going through the images on my phone and sharing them through this really fun photo sharing community. Many of the images have been tequila-related, of course. I’ve

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tequila-whisperer-show

The Tequila Whisperer Show is always fun to watch, but it’s even more fun when you get to be an actual guest on the show, as we were last week. Not only does Lippy have a talent for tasting tequila, but

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Next up in our “Tequila Mix Master” series is the always-entertaining Adam Stemmler of the Blind Tiger Cocktail Company. Adam is constantly coming up with innovative tequila-based cocktails, and his “Heartland Smash” is no exception. It uses Fortaleza reposado tequila, muddled

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Our “Tequila Mix Masters” series continues with rockstar bartender and mixologist Dustin Haarstad of the Blind Tiger Cocktail Company. In this installment, he shows Scarlet how to make a Tequila Sazerac using Fortaleza Añejo tequila. “A sazerac is the New Orleans

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We’re back with another installment of our “Tequila Mix Masters” series, with our special guest, rockstar mixologist Adam Stemmler of Blind Tiger Cocktail Company. “Keeping Up with the Carthusians” uses two very special ingredients: Casa Noble Crystal tequila, and Green Chartreuse.

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Clayton Szczech of Experience Tequila is a frequent house guest of ours in Mexico City. On one recent visit we decided to put him to work – blind tasting three different expressions of Espolon reposado. (The old version in the original

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Tequila-based cocktails aren’t usually on the menu at most bars, but a few brave souls are working to change that. This is the first in a new series from TasteTequila.com called “Tequila Mix Masters”, where we find rockstar bartenders who have

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Yxta Cocina Mexicana is a Mexican restaurant in Los Angeles that features extremely tasty and authentic Mexican fare. The food is reason enough to visit but we were also impressed by their tequila bar. It’s small, but packed with some really

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The Museum of Tequila and Mezcal (Museo del Tequila y el Mezcal) opened in December 2010 in Mexico City. We, along with our friend Clayton Szczech, of ExperienceTequila.com, decided to pay a visit, take a tour, and see how it compares

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tequila-songs-artwork

I was cruising through iTunes, looking for songs about tequila, and realized that our beloved spirit has found a comfortable home in country music, Pee Wee Herman movies, Sammy Hagar tunes, and Hip Hop. So I decided to dig deeper into

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