Distillery spirit is described by taste testers as everything from "warm tarmac" to "tar lozenges," and "fishing nets." At The World Whiskies Awards in London last week, whisky journalists, retailers, master blenders, distillers and brand ambassadors crowned the Ardbeg Galileo the winner in...

This anejo introduces some of the most pleasing and certainly surprising aged flavors of any mezcal your Tequila Whisperer has EVER tasted! At times the slightly astringent sour-sweet wood was reminiscent of the mighty "70th Anniversario" extra anejo TEQUILA from "El Tesoro"! High praise,...

In the early 1990s, just ahead of the coming cocktail craze, the brand was introduced slowly through bars in Los Angeles and special tasting nights and events. Patrón had an uphill climb, some of the famous tequila producers had been in business for over a century. A blind tasting at Spago...

In a 2005 New York Times blind tasting of 21 world-class vodkas, Smirnoff won as the "hands-down favorite." Formed in 1997 from the merger of Guinness and Grand Metropolitan, Diageo is the holding company for some of the most recognizable alcohol brands to include Guinness, Red Stripe,...

Established in 1994 by entrepreneur Juan Carlos Arav, Tequila REVOLUCION is a super-premium range of 100 percent agave tequilas from the heart of Jalisco, Mexico. The line includes silver, reposado, añejo and 100-proof tequilas, as well as limited edition bottlings adorned with pure .999...

are more than 150 tequilas in the well-stocked "library" at Las Ventanas and we can only wish that we could boast having tried them all. (When in Mexico, after all...) But one of our most treasured experiences on a recent resort visit was a new program called the tequila sign, which consisted...

The Wine Lovers package includes two tickets to the Festival's Top Taster for Top Fliers, a whirlwind wine tour with Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson that includes 6 blind tastings in 25 minutes. Relax at the Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa at The Plaza with a 50-minute Couple Wine Maker's...

How will Manana differentiate itself from these other "sister" brands? Or WILL it? Watch and see! TEQUILA Details: BRAND: MANANA NOM: 1414 AGAVE SOURCE: HIGHLANDS GENERAL TASTING NOTES: Manana as an overall brand description, is a light tequila. While it packs a lot of complex...

Blind tastings and academic studies robustly show that neither amateur consumers nor expert judges can consistently differentiate between fine wines and cheap wines, nor identify the flavors within them. So, what's going on in the wine industry? If a $10, $100, and $1,000 bottle all roughly...

 

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