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The 30 Best Tequilas for Every Budget

The 30 Best Tequilas for Every Budget

According to the Distilled Spirits Council, Americans purchased 17.2 million 9-liter cases of tequila in 2017, and exports from Mexico to the U.S. increased nearly 200 percent in the last 10 years. Ultra-high-end brands like Patrón and Casa Noble are leading this growth — some offering bottles priced in the thousands — but there are […]

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9 Things You Should Know About Milagro Tequila

9 Things You Should Know About Milagro Tequila

When the average university student dreams of starting a business with their roommate, the result isn’t usually a global success story. But such was the case for Daniel “Danny” Schneeweiss and Moises “Moy” Guindi. The pair launched Milagro Tequila in 1998. Borne of the late-1990s Mexico City club scene, Milagro sought to encapsulate its roots […]

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All the Types of Tequila, Explained (Infographic)

All the Types of Tequila, Explained (Infographic)

Much like the guidelines governing Parmesan and Champagne, tequila can only be made in five Mexican states (Jalisco, Guanajuato, Nayarit, Michoacán, and Tamaulipas), and from blue Weber agave. The diversity of the category, however, includes different age statements and extraction processes. Want to learn how to use blanco versus reposado tequila? Or curious about the differences between […]

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Understanding the Differences Between Tequila and Mezcal (Infographic)

Understanding the Differences Between Tequila and Mezcal (Infographic)

Agave spirits are booming in the United States. Although distillers in modern-day Mexico have been making tequila and mezcal for millennia, America’s thirst for the stuff is relatively recent. Mezcal shipments to the U.S. reportedly quadrupled over the last five years, and the tequila category has grown by 121 percent since 2012. Both tequila and mezcal are made […]

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Blanco, Reposado, and Anejo Tequila

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Blanco, Reposado, and Anejo Tequila

Tequila has been on a tear in recent years. According to the Distilled Spirits Council, the category has grown by 140 percent in the U.S. since 2002, with over 17 million cases sold in 2017 alone. Particularly popular are premium offerings, such as Tequila Bribon, which was created by Palm Bay International in partnership with […]

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Here’s Your Drink Pairing for Your September Horoscope

Here’s Your Drink Pairing for Your September Horoscope

Autumn vibes are in the air! Cooler nights and shorter days lie ahead as the universe continues its perennial journey forward. Change is upon us, but don’t get swept away with the transition — good things are in store for those willing to adapt. Embrace the shift in seasons and glimpse into your future with […]

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Here’s Your Drink Pairing for Your August 2018 Horoscope

Here’s Your Drink Pairing for Your August 2018 Horoscope

As summer progresses, the universe continues to provide good vibrations. Embrace your destiny with VinePair’s August 2018 drink horoscope. An open mind and open palate can reap amazing rewards this month! Aries: Fruit Soju With Mars adding positive influence in your social life, August is shaping up to be an exciting month for you, treasured […]

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How to Drink Tequila, According to a Texas Bartender

How to Drink Tequila, According to a Texas Bartender

Tequila has inspired songs, cocktails, raucous evenings, and interminable mornings-after for the unfortunate among us. The Distilled Spirits Council reports that tequila volumes in the U.S have increased at an average rate of 5.8 percent per year, driven in part by the growing popularity of premium tequilas. The agave spirit shows no sign of slowing […]

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American Thirst: Three Homegrown Drinking Traditions We Think Are Foreign

American Thirst: Three Homegrown Drinking Traditions We Think Are Foreign

If you like shooting tequila with salt and lime, by all means go for it! Just don’t blame Mexico for your hangover. The trinity of tequila, salt, and citrus is one of many homegrown drinking customs Americans tend to think are foreign. We also assume locally brewed, cleverly marketed macro beers are shipped from far-away […]

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