Category: Tequila News & Events

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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 imaging having to taste 50 tequilas (or any high-proof spirit) in a single sitting […]

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 Santa Barbara Tequila Harvest this Saturday, Aug. 18th, where you can sample over 25 […]

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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 assigned to a manufacturing facility by the Mexican government. You can find this number […]

  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 iTunes, to come up with a list of songs that are less known, […]

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 basis? So, when I heard that our friend Marco Ramos, the Southern California rep […]

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 newly-dubbed Tres Tequila Lounge and Mexican Kitchen has added 10 new brands as part […]

This just in – an unconfirmed rumor that is strongly backed via reliable tequila industry sources say that premium tequila brand El Tesoro de Don Felipe was recently bought by Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc., owners of the Sauza tequila brand. Carlos Camarena, the legendary maker of El Tesoro de Don Felipe, will no […]

Update-Since we ran this story the President of Casa Partida in Mexico contacted us to let us know that there is no shortage of any of their products. They are currently expanding production capacity to meet growing demand, but have not completely stopped production to do so. They say they are “maintaining the level as […]

We have a bit of TasteTequila.com news to report — On April 1, 2010, Grover and I are moving to Mexico. We’ll be settling right smack-dab in the middle of the tequila region so we can fill this blog with the most up-to-date and in-depth coverage of what’s happening in the world of tequila. Stay […]

These things and more made it on our “This Week in Tequila” list. There seems to be a trend this week – Women (and people in China) love tequila too! Especially if it can fit in nicely with a weight-loss plan. If you have some tequila news you’d like to share with us, if you’ve […]

These things and more made it on our “This Week in Tequila” list. This list feels a bit like “News of the Weird,” which, by our calculation, should increase the entertainment value by at least 17% (maybe more in some states.) If you have some tequila news you’d like to share with us, if you’ve […]

These things and more made it on our “This Week in Tequila” list. If you have some tequila news you’d like to share with us, if you’ve heard a tequila rumor, or have any amusing suggestions for our weekly list, please let us know. Here’s the latest… Olympic mom calmed by tequila US Men’s Ski […]

A recovery for the tequila industry in 2010; a new website for Herradura; mixing your tequila with cream; and what the hell are “Tequila Balls?” These things and more made it on our “This Week in Tequila” list. If you have some tequila news you’d like to share with us, please let us know. Here’s […]

When I got my new iPhone last summer one of the first things I did was search for tequila app that would give me a list of brands and tasting notes. At that time, there was nothing. However, just last week I did the search again and a tequila app popped up. It’s called “Tequila […]

More people are drinking at home, people who don’t know anything about tequila are writing stories about it, and there’s good news for tequila fans in Los Angeles. These things and more make it on our “This Week in Tequila” list. If you have some tequila news you’d like to share with us, please let […]

Super Bowl Sunday is upon us, and we know they’ll have good tequila in the stadium. Also, some news reports are showing that we may be drinking more, but going for cheaper brands. These things and more make our “This Week in Tequila” list. If you have some tequila news you’d like to share with […]

Calling all tequila addicts! We’re introducing a new weekly feature that will give you the lowdown on all the latest tequila news, posted each Friday. If you have tequila-related news of your own, please let us know. With that, let’s get started! TequilaAficionado.com set to relaunch Feb. 1st – bigger and better. Tequila reporter Mike […]

http://www.meetup.com/tastetequila-sf If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, you should sign up to our free meetup group. Our first event is coming up in January, and we’ll be conducting a free tequila tasting at Cava22, a tequila bar located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District. This event already has a tequila […]

Although we’re certainly not hardcore Twitter junkies, we do use it from time to time. One really cool new feature that Twitter just released is called Twitter Lists, and it allows users to be “curators” of a list of other Twitter accounts. So we just assembled at list of tequila brands that are active (or […]

I just spotted an interesting story on just-drinks.com. Most interestingly is what they’re saying about our beloved beverage: Tequila posted the fifth-largest volume increase, and Tequila’s rising prominence on the world stage, the report posits, is a further reason why speciality spirits should be taken seriously by international players. “Tequila’s transition from being principally a […]