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If you ever wanted to learn more about tequila or are new to the spirit, this podcast was made specifically for you. Discover new tequila brands and styles while further educating yourself on those you may already be familiar with. Brent Paugh (Margarita Texas) and co-host interview industry experts in the tequila business while sampling a wide range of Blancos, Reposados and Añejos. Listen in while we have a fun time learning together along the way.

If you ever wanted to learn more about tequila or are new to the spirit, this podcast was made specifically for you. Discover new tequila brands and styles while further educating yourself on those you may already be familiar with. Brent Paugh (Margarita Texas) and co-host interview industry experts in the tequila business while sampling a wide range of Blancos, Reposados and Añejos. Listen in while we have a fun time learning together along the way.

Location:

United States

Description:

If you ever wanted to learn more about tequila or are new to the spirit, this podcast was made specifically for you. Discover new tequila brands and styles while further educating yourself on those you may already be familiar with. Brent Paugh (Margarita Texas) and co-host interview industry experts in the tequila business while sampling a wide range of Blancos, Reposados and Añejos. Listen in while we have a fun time learning together along the way.

Language:

English

Contact:

8328659885


Episodes

The story behind Tromba Tequila with Nick Reid and Rodrigo Cedano

9/8/2020
Nick Reid and Rodrigo Cedano join us on this episode to discuss the story behind Tromba Tequila. Through a chance meeting in Mexico, this tequila was born. We talk through production methods and aging processes while sipping their blanco, reposado and anejo. Tequila Tester - http://TequilaTester.com Margarita Texas - https://MargaritaTexas.com While this episode is free, you can find bonus content at: https://www.patreon.com/tequilatester

Duration:00:26:57

Tahano crushed tequila with Laurence Spiewak of Suerte Tequila

8/25/2020
Laurence Spiewak, the co-founder of Suerte Tequila comes on this episode to talk about his tahona crushed tequila. We drink their blanco, reposado and anejo tequila and discuss their 8 year aged extra anejo. Learn about how they age and blend barrels to come up with their flavor profile. Margarita Texas - https://MargaritaTexas.com Tequila Tester - http://TequilaTester.com

Duration:00:26:25

Volley tequila seltzer with Chris Wirth and Camila Soriano

8/18/2020
Chris & Camila come on this episode to discuss their new 100% blue agave tequila seltzer. We talk about how they started their company, the branding and how they are getting the product into the market. They currently have four flavors including Zesty Lime​,​ Spicy Ginger​, ​Sharp Grapefruit​ and ​Tropical Mango Margarita Texas - https://MargaritaTexas.com Tequila Tester - http://TequilaTester.com

Duration:00:21:59

Diffuser vs Traditional tequila making processes with Jake Lustig

8/11/2020
Do you really know what you are drinking? On this episode of The Tequila Tester, Jake Lustig with Haas Brothers gives a tequila education course. He discusses the history of tequila, processes and the spirit in general. We invite tequila novice and lifelong friend Tim to the show to learn along. The new Taste Tequila additive free program comes up as we taste and compare tequila made with a diffuser and those from traditional methods. ** NOTE: This is a re-take of our original episode with...

Duration:00:39:39

High proof & cask strength tequila with Salvador Chavez of Tequila Gran Dovejo

8/4/2020
Tragedy strikes prior to the interview as tequila is destroyed. Tequila Gran Dovejo is doing a lot of cask and high proof offerings which we talk about. We also discuss their entire lineup while tasting the blanco, reposado and cask strength anejo.

Duration:00:28:44

Tequila Siembra Valles, Mezcal and traditional processes with David Suro

7/28/2020
What is the difference between Tequila and Mezcal? We discuss this topic while we taste Siembra Valles Ancestral blanco tequila which is a throw back to traditional processes. Some mezcal makes it into the glass so we can discuss what makes this spirit unique.

Duration:00:32:18

Women in the tequila industry with Fany Camarena

5/27/2020
We speak with Fany Camarena about women in the tequila industry. She is the daughter of Carlo Camarena who is master distiller for the brand Tequila Ocho and El Tesoro. We sip Tequila Ocho anejo as she discusses the family aspects of the business.

Duration:00:21:35

Discussing Dano's Dangerous Tequila with Chris Timmerman

5/25/2020
Chris Timmerman joins us to discuss Dano's Dangerous Tequila. They use traditional processes to craft their tequila in one of the older distilleries around. We talk through their aging process which includes making and charring their own barrels. We sample their blanco, reposado, anejo and infused pineapple and jalepeno tequila. Dano's Tequila - https://www.danostequila.com/ Margarita Texas - https://MargaritaTexas.com

Duration:00:33:01

Tequila and family with Master Distiller Carlos Camarena

4/29/2020
We talk with Master Distiller Carlos Camarena who is producing brands such as Tequila Ocho, El Tesoro and Tapatio. He discusses the family aspect at his distillery La Alteña and how important it is to the business. We sip on some of his creations while discussing how his work is like an artist.

Duration:00:30:22

Interview with brand ambassador Jesse Estes of Tequila Ocho

4/24/2020
On this episode, we talk with Jesse Estes, brand ambassador with Tequila Ocho about their company and how it was started. We discuss how they keep the agave profile through their entire lineup while sampling Ocho Plata and single barrel anejo. Tequila Ocho - http://ochotequila.com

Duration:00:29:31

Drinking Blancos with Nic Soglanich, The Tequila Wanderer

4/20/2020
Coming back on the show is Nic Soglanich, The Tequila Wanderer to discuss and sample blanco tequilas. We randomly selected Volans, Cascahuin Tahano and Fortaleza. During the tasting, we talk about processes and flavor profiles. The Tequila Wanderer - http://instagram.com/the_tequila_wanderer Margarita Texas - https://MargaritaTexas.com

Duration:00:40:27

La Dama Tequila discusses sustainability and the environment

3/19/2020
La Dama Tequila shares their message on sustainability, the environment and fair treatment in the tequila industry. We drink their blanco tequila while talking about processes and how they are trying to distinguish themselves in the market. We also discuss their beautiful bottle and how it is made from recycled glass. La Dama Tequila - http://LaDamaTequila.com Margarita Texas - https://MargaritaTexas.com

Duration:00:32:17

Generations of history in the tequila industry with G4 Tequila

3/4/2020
Learn about the history of G4 Tequila while we discuss the brand with Shawn Miller. He shares stories about master distiller Felipe Camarena, their family and unique processes. Our tequila samplings take us through their blanco, reposado, anejo and the extra anejo makes a surprise visit. G4 Tequila - http://g4tequila.life/ Margarita Texas - https://MargaritaTexas.com

Duration:00:29:59

The history of El Tequileño and sampling a unique reposado

2/13/2020
On this episode, we speak with Juan Pablo De Loera about El Tequileño tequila. We discuss the history of the distillery that has been open for over 60 years. We taste several of their offerings including a unique reposado that is aged for over 6 years. El Tequileño - http://tequileno.com/ Margarita Texas - https://MargaritaTexas.com

Duration:00:36:26

Interview with Alex Baca of Azunia Tequila

2/5/2020
We talk with Alex Baca of Azunia Tequila about their small batch tequila out of Amatitan, Jalisco. The discussion centers around how they chose their particular tequila distillery and the advantages to having estate grown agave. We learn about their tequila offerings through sampling the blanco, reposado and anejo. Azunia Tequila - https://azuniatequila.com Margarita Texas - https://MargaritaTexas.com

Duration:00:32:38

Anejo over everything, learn about the style with us

1/22/2020
We work through covering all styles of tequila with this exclusively anejo show. As we taste through JaJa, Cantera Negra and Ocho, the conversation moves to price points and psychology of purchasing tequila. Learn about anejos and how they can be different from brand to brand.

Duration:00:32:01

Distinguishing your tequila in a crowded market with Maurice Tebele of JaJa Tequila

1/8/2020
We interview Maurice Tebele of JaJa tequila about how the brand was started and meaning behind the name. The conversation deep dives in some of the unique marketing they are doing in the space. We taste their reposado tequila while taking about the blanco and newly released anejo. Learn about tequila with us on this episode. JaJa Tequila -http://Jajatequila.com Margarita Texas - https://margaritatexas.com

Duration:00:29:30

The History of Herradura tequila with Ruben Aceves

10/10/2019
We discuss the history of Herradura tequila with brand ambassador Ruben Aceves. Their distillery is over 400 years old but started making Herradura in 1870. Ruben discusses their unique aging process for their blanco and how they source their barrels. We taste their Silver, Reposado, Anejo and Ultra Anejo and talk about other offerings by the company. Casa Herradura - https://www.herradura.com Margarita Texas - https://MargaritaTexas.com

Duration:00:33:29

Building a brand out of friendship with Tequila Sheela owners Sheela and Natalie

10/2/2019
Lifelong friends Sheela Marshall and Natalie Merrick discuss starting their brand Tequila Sheela. Their story starts as accountants and moves onto introducing their product to the India market. We taste their blanco, reposado and anejo tequila and even discuss a potential future product. Tequila Sheela - http://TequilaSheela.com Margarita Texas - https://MargaritaTexas.com

Duration:00:23:49

Learn about the blanco style of tequila as we taste through a flight

9/11/2019
Learn about the blanco style of tequila as we taste through a flight. We sample Espolon, Codigo 1530 and Jaja tequila and discuss the differences. Do you think you can taste the difference between a lowland and highland tequila? We put that question to test.

Duration:00:27:14