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My Agave pick for August – Senor Ernesto Delgado

This month, I chose to share Cielo Rojo Bacanora with friends. Bacanora is one of the lesser-known Agave spirits, yet like Sotol and Raicilla, has its’ own distinct flavor profile.

First Impressions
Cielo Rojo, or Red Sky, comes in an intriguing bottle. It’s made from hand blown recycled glass with a pattern like an inverse hobnail – or if you prefer, thousands of little dimples. The bottle is pleasing to look at, and pleasingly heavy to handle. The tiny indentations in the..

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My Tequila Pick of the Month July ~ Señor Ernesto Delgado

Each month, I’ll share with you a Tequila or Mezcal I love. As a Designer, I’m always drawn to the style and art on the bottles first. It’s an adventure opening the bottle and tasting the Tequila, whether for the first time or simply after I haven’t tried it for a while.

This month, I brought out one of my favorites to share with friends. Tequila 123. Together, we tasted the Blanco, Reposado and Añejo – without food and then paired with food. The results were amazing.

My..

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Pairing Premium Mezcales and True Mexican Food with Señor Ernesto Delgado

Written for Señor Ernesto Delgado

Fine Mezcales (and fine Tequilas) have much in common with fine wines.

The quality of the Agave, the soil, microclimate, harvesting, processing and aging all play an essential role in the finished product. When tasting an artisanal Mezcal, it’s important to understand that the tasting process is also similar. With the first sip, you should simply be introducing the Mezcal to your lips and tongue – with Mezcals higher alcohol content, taking a..

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Mayahuel’s Tequila and Mezcal Club

Written for Señor Ernesto Delgado

 

Are you a Tequila or Mezcal Aficionado?

If so, it’s likely you are always yearning to try a new Tequila or Mezcal, and learn more about the Agave grower, the Master Distiller and the process of each unique brand. Maybe you have heard about the wonders of Tequila and the mysteries of Mezcal – but you don’t know where to begin.

Tequila and Mezcal are unlike any other spirit. Fine Tequila can be more closely compared to fine wine – the terroir..

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El Tesoro Tequila – The Most Awarded Tequila in the World

Written for Señor Ernesto Delgado

 

El Tesoro Tequila – the standard by which all tequila should be judged. 

Connoisseurs of fine Tequila have individual ‘favorites’, but nearly all will agree that El Tesoro is the gold standard by which fine tequila can be judged.  We spent an evening with Senor Carlos Camarena, of El Tesoro Tequila recently – tasting the incomparable Blanco, Reposado, and Anejo.

Senor Camarena is an entertainer. He loves to tell stories of his life in a..

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Fine Tequila is Like Fine Wine – How to Taste Tequila

Written for Señor Ernesto Delgado

 

Fine Tequila is very much like fine wine – and should be tasted in a similar manner.

Soils, weather and elevation produce very different, and distinct tequilas. Tasting tequila is something to be savored, and understanding the process will help you truly have a memorable experience.

In the valley lowlands of Jalisco, the days are hot and nights can be very warm. The soil is loamy, dark and volcanic. Tequilas produced from Agave grown in the..

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