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tequilas-under-30-dollars

Why does good tequila have to be so damn expensive? It doesn’t! Even though there are a variety of tequilas at wide-ranging price points, buying a cheap tequila can feel like a risky proposition for many people. When it comes to

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blind-judging-50-ml-bottles

Imagine sitting down at a table with 2 glasses of tequila (or any high-proof spirit) in front of you. Your job is to smell and taste both, and then decide which you like better. Sounds like a fun time, right? Now

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Here’s how you can give the Tequila Matchmaker enough information about your tequila preferences so that it will start giving you recommendations on what to try: Transcript of the video: Hi, this is Grover from TasteTequila.com and the Tequila Matchmaker, and

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tequila-and-sangrita

Hey, it’s Cinco de Mayo, and that means drinking Mexican booze and beer with wild abandon! Or does it? Instead of reliving your binge-drinking college days, why not take the time to celebrate the day with some super classy tequila cocktails?

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dulce-vida-tequila-horiz

Sometimes 40% alcohol (80-proof) just isn’t enough. I say this not because of any need to hurry up and get a fast buzz on, but rather that a quality tequila made at 100 proof (50% alcohol) can be more true to

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alquimia-tequila-review

In a tequila rut? We’ve been there. It’s easy to keep grabbing the same few bottles on your bar rather then splurge on a new tequila that you may or may not like. Fortunately, we had the opportunity to go to

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casamigos-tequila

George Clooney + tequila. Do we have your attention yet? The group behind the new Casamigos brand sure hopes so. They released a viral video campaign featuring Clooney, his girlfriend Stacy Keibler, Cindy Crawford, and her husband Rande Gerber, all falling

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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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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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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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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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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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cristina1

When we lived in foodie San Francisco, my friend Max turned me on to a great blog called “Mexico Cooks!”. The blog is run by Cristina Potters, who moved to Mexico some 30 years ago and has spent considerable time studying

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Working in the tequila industry, or having tequila as a hobby as we do, can be a real honor and privilege. It’s a fantastic community of people and who could complain about enjoying fine and even rare tequilas on a regular

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st-regis-king-cole-mexico-city

Some drinks, like beer and pulque, seem of the people, while others, like champagne and scotch, jut seem more elegant. One of the things I love about tequila is that it can be both a casual and formal drink. That means

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Bay Area tequila fans, you’ve got something new to toast to. The San Francisco Mexican restaurant and tequila bar formally know as Tres Agaves has undergone a renovation and reopening, putting more emphasis on its place as a tequila destination. The

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kah-reposado-blanco-tequila

Kah tequila has gotten a lot of attention for its seriously cool skull-shaped Day of the Dead bottles, but what about the juice? While in LA, Grover picked up the Kah blanco and reposado and we sat down to look, literally,

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