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 […]

mike morales, tequila, journalist, last tequila standing, tequila aficionado

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 […]

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 […]