The History Behind Tequila and Bats!

The History Behind Tequila and Bats!

TEQUILA AND BATS - You've heard all the stories and may have seen the recent onslaught of documentaries. It sounds very romantic, doesn't it? That without Bats pollinating agave plants, there would be No Tequila. Well.....I'm not going to say that this doesn't happen in the wild or that

Long Island LOU'S BEST BLANCO BRANDS UNDER $25

Long Island LOU'S BEST BLANCO BRANDS UNDER $25

How about some GREAT BLANCO VALUE BRANDS - Let's say about $25 a bottle or Less. These CAN be sipped, and are 100% Agave. There are other smaller, lesser known brands, but these are names people know and can easily buy. If you can't find these Top Quality Brands at

LONG ISLAND LOU'S  BEST  BLANCO  TEQUILAS & OVERALL BRANDS

LONG ISLAND LOU'S BEST BLANCO TEQUILAS & OVERALL BRANDS

Lately I have been getting asked, what brands to buy. Obviously I don't list brands I have not tasted and rated. I try new tequila's all the time, and keep in mind that as time goes by, people's taste change (including mine), and for that reason...... this list WILL occasioinally

David Suro's Siembra Azul and Siembra Valles- Two Blancos from Two Terroirs

David Suro's Siembra Azul and Siembra Valles- Two Blancos from Two Terroirs

David Suro's Siembra Azul, is made at NOM 1414 in the high plateau of Los Altos (highlands), at the Feliciano Vivanco distillery, but his Siembra Valles is made at NOM 1123, in the Arenal region, in El Valle (lowlands). All of David Suro's products are made under the name 'Siembra

JLP Golden Lime Ready To Drink Margarita-  Very tasty- Perfect for the beach

JLP Golden Lime Ready To Drink Margarita- Very tasty- Perfect for the beach

I'm very excited to talk about a product that Javier Martinez has created. Javier is the owner and founder of JLP Tequila. He produces at NOM 1416 in Jesus Maria, Jalisco. He's also an importer out of Oceanside California. JLP Tequila is horno cooked for 72 hours, he uses his

Are all these articles on weight loss and lower glucose levels from drinking tequila correct?

Are all these articles on weight loss and lower glucose levels from drinking tequila correct?

A lot of the info from the plethora of articles in the last 3 years is misleading. Most say that the sugars found in the plant that makes tequila could lower blood glucose levels for people with type 2 diabetes, and help obese people lose weight. Sounds great right? The

Tequila Flights & Tasting- LET'S TALK ABOUT A TEQUILA TASTING-  .....  IT'S FUN

Tequila Flights & Tasting- LET'S TALK ABOUT A TEQUILA TASTING- ..... IT'S FUN

You may have heard the term, Tequila "Flight", and more precise- a Horizontal or Vertical flight. Look at it as a taste comparison. A horizontal flight is a group of tequilas (usually 3) in THE SAME age category. For example, you might choose three Reposados. If you do

Making Tequila - A Simple Chart & Explanation

Making Tequila - A Simple Chart & Explanation

I found this EXCELLENT CHART, to show you the basic process to make tequila. Remember after the pinas are harvested and taken to the distillery, they usually get chopped and COOKED. This is either by horno (oven) "BEST WAY" or Autoclave-"Next Best" or "Diffuser&

Mezcal vs Tequila

Mezcal vs Tequila

People always ask?..... What's the difference between tequila and mezcal? Remember that ALL TEQUILAS ARE MEZCALS. Let that sit for a second......Mezcal is the LARGER category- GET IT??.. It ALL comes from an Agave plant, with pulque being an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented sap of the maguey

Tequila  facts for Newbies

Tequila facts for Newbies

#1- 'Tequila' has TWO 'Categories'. One is Junk, called 'Mixto'- like Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila, or Sauza Silver or Gold and has only 51% blue Weber agave and is otherwise filled with crap to give you a headache, so NEVER drink it. No reason anymore (if ever) as prices for

Metl Mezcal is an Explosive & Pleasant Surprise

Metl Mezcal is an Explosive & Pleasant Surprise

I tried a Mezcal called 'Metl', and it is a rare variety of mixed agaves. Metl is the Nahuatl (Aztec) name for the Agave plant and is delicious, very strong and full of flavors. Realize that even if Mezcal was the same 80 proof/40% abv of tequila, it would

Comparing TEQUILA "Lots"

Comparing TEQUILA "Lots"

Some brands of Tequila (like wine) have different vintages, with variations in taste. Tequila Ocho is such a quality tequila, made from agaves from different fields and terroirs for each year. It's interesting to taste the differences, but not many tequila brands 'travel' as Ocho does. ArteNOM is another brand,

All Types of Agave Spirits Explained

All Types of Agave Spirits Explained

You guys ready to learn something? I'm branching out to become educated in ALL agave spirits, NOT just tequila and have purchased a few Mezcals, Sotol and some Bacanora. STAY TUNED for my reviews on these mysterious, hard to find, some once illegal, underground type agave spirits. Remember there are

What is Blue Weber Agave?

What is Blue Weber Agave?

'Blue Agave' is the common name given to the cultivated species of the agave plant- "Agave Tequilana Weber variety Azul". This is the agave plant we all know of, that must be used to make our beloved spirit 'Tequila'. Blue Weber Agave is the ONLY agave legally allowed

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