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It may be difficult to believe, but just over 9 new tequila brands are launched each and every month, according to the data in our own Tequila Matchmaker NOM database. This might make it sound like there are a wide variety

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where-tequila-is-made

What do Casamigos, Avión, and Clase Azul tequilas all have in common? All are made in the same distillery, located in a town called Jesús María in the Los Altos region of Jalisco, Mexico. This, and other interesting information about tequila

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most-wanted-pie-chart

Looking for holiday gift-buying advice for the tequila lover in your life? You’ve come to the right page. The Tequila Matchmaker app currently shows 3,340 different tequilas coming from 1,712 brands. Users of the app can add items to a Wish

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the-favorites_july-2015

The Tequila Matchmaker app database currently contains a whopping 3,307 different tequilas coming from 1,680 brands. With so much selection available, which ones are most favored among tequila aficionados? The chart above shows the 20 tequilas that have collected the most

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Extra Añejos — the most aged and expensive form of tequila — attracts all palates, from seasoned tequila drinkers to newbies who find their rich oak flavors reminiscent of other dark spirits. This is still a relatively new category for tequila.

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tequila-mini-bottles

So, you want to know more about our Tasting Panel and how you can get on it? Here are all the details, but remember: With great privilege comes great responsibility! The “Tequila Matchmaker Tasting Panel” is a special list of tequila

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For years tequila geeks have been having a debate as polarizing as Coke vs. Pepsi: Which location produces better tequila, the “Highlands” or the “Lowlands” of Jalisco, Mexico? (By the way, we object to the term of “Lowlands” to describe the

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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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