Pairing La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Cigars with Tequila

The Challenge The fine folks at Holt’s Cigar Company asked me to help them out with a project– To pair a puro from their vast selection of cigars with certain […]

Today, I Declare My Independence Day!

This sweltering Fourth of July afternoon, I took some time away from my duties at Tequila Aficionado Media to sit outside on our modest patio to enjoy a full bodied […]

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Quoted in: Tequila is being distilled in the shadow of organized crime by Duncan Tucker

When the violence in Mexico’s tequila-producing region was nearing its peak, distillery owner Felipe Camarena awoke one night at his home in the town of Arandas to the sound of […]

How Your Favorite Periodicals Perpetuate Tequila Myths

[Tweet “Editors of major men’s magazines still insist that their audience only shoots tequila.”] One Day, At Band Camp… Recently, myself, and a few select others in this tightly knit tequila […]

Grasshopper with Master Po

The Way of the Tequila Warrior

(With a nod to Dan Millman) On September 23, 2012, my father, Miguel A. Morales, passed away in our family home in Southern California.  It was the first time anyone […]

Are Tequila Drinkers Killing the Environment?

In 2008, the tequila industry produced 310 million liters of tequila.  For every liter of tequila distilled, 10 liters of vinazas (wastewater) is produced.  In 2008, over 2.5 billion liters […]

A Tequila Place of My Own

  For the past ten years, I’ve been writing about tequila–just tequila. At first, writing was a way for me to promote my own tequila tasting events in my home state of […]