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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 various co-hosts 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 various co-hosts 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.
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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 various co-hosts 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.

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Episodes

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

9/11/2019
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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

Discussing and sampling Extra Anejo style tequila

8/28/2019
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On this episode we discuss the extra anejo style and how it is made and the processes involved. We sample Don Abraham Extra Anejo, Jose Cuervo Reserva De La Familia and Cantera Negra Extra Anejo. Learn about tequila with us on this episode.

Duration:00:31:45

Living in Mexico and the Tequila Matchmaker App with Grover Sanschagrin

7/31/2019
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When technology and tequila meet, we have the Tequila Matchmaker app which gives a wealth of information while creating a community. We talk with Grover Sanschagrin, the creator of the app, about how he moved to the region to be closer to the spirit. We also talk about some of the tequila he has been into recently and sample Tequila Ocho and Fortaleza Anejo. Tequila Matchmaker - http://tequilamatchmaker.com Margarita Texas - https://margaritatexas.com

Duration:00:30:12

Sipping through the Tequila Box with Hannah Lewis of Sip Tequila

7/17/2019
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We sip through The Tequila Box, a curated box of boutique tequilas that are shipped directly to your door. The offerings include Ocho Plata, G4 Reposado, Adictivo Añejo, AsomBroso 5 Year Extra Añejo and Compoveda Extra Añejo. Hannah tells us about her company, Sip Tequila which aims to tell the story about tequila while getting these products in front of new audiences. Sip Tequila - https://SipTequila.com Margarita Texas - https://MargaritaTexas.com

Duration:00:32:27

Toro De Lidia Tequila, mezcal and sotol with Julio Gomez

7/10/2019
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Julio Gomez with Toro De Lidia tequila talks to us about the brand. We taste their aged offerings including their reposado, anejo and 9 year old extra anejo. We bull through these and move onto a mezcal and sotol while discussing the difference between the three. Toro De Lidia - http://tequilatorodelidia.com Margarita Texas - https://MargaritaTexas.com

Duration:00:32:23

Distillery trip report of our visit to Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico

6/26/2019
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We recently visited Jalisco, Mexico with the purpose of visiting distilleries to see in person how tequila is made. We start in Tlaquepaque and visit a store that holds the Guinness World Record for most tequila brands in a store. We then take the Herradura tequila train in Guadalajara to their distillery to see the process and sample their tequila. Our next stop is to the town of tequila where we have drinks and then head off to Fortaleza. We were able to interview Guillermo Sauza and have...

Duration:00:34:28

Tequila Fortaleza with founder Guillermo Sauza in Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico

6/24/2019
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We had the honor of sitting down and talking to Guillermo Sauza, founder of Fortaleza Tequila at his distillery in Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico. He discussed with us the history of the distillery and how they continue to use a traditional method of tequila production. We taste their entire line up of tequila including blanco, cask strength blanco, reposado and anejo. Tequila Fortaleza - https://TequilaFortaleza.com

Duration:00:33:51

The tradition of agave with Nick Kovacic, Director of Agave: Spirit of a Nation

6/21/2019
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Nick Kovacic, the Director of the documentary Agave: Spirit of a Nation joins us to discuss his film. We talk about how the tradition of distilling and the process of making tequila and mezcal is passed on for generations. We go into the making of the film and how the stories were developed. At the end, we have an impromptu tequila tasting. Film Website - http://Agave.Film Margarita Texas - https://MargaritaTexas.com

Duration:00:33:24

Discussing tequila with Don Anastacio Tequila

5/23/2019
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We talk to Andrew and Carlos with Don Anastacio tequila about their lineup of tequila. The interview starts with a history of the brand and leads the discussing the flavors found in each expression. We also tastes an unreleased reposado called La Santa. Don Anastacio - http://tequilaquiote.com/ Don Anastacio Instagram - https://instagram.com/tequila_donanastacio Margarita Texas - http://MargaritaTexas.com

Duration:00:29:26

Tequila education with Jorge Raptis and Don Julio Tequila

5/15/2019
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Jorge Raptis, national educator with Diageo, shares with us his extensive knowledge of agave based spirits. We discuss the history of Don Julio tequila and processes used to make their tequila. The discussion also goes into processes used at other distilleries that are not so traditional. We also sample most of Don Julio's offerings including 1942 and double cask reposado. Our amigos at Don Julio would like to remind everyone to please drink responsibly Don Julio -...

Duration:00:32:35

Starting a brand with Scott Willis of Tequila 512

5/8/2019
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We discuss starting a new tequila brand and challenges with Scott Willis of Tequila 512. He chats with us about labeling, bottles and choosing the right juice to put in that bottle. We discuss an explosion that happened at one of their plants that delayed production. Our talk then leads into tasting their blanco, reposado and anejo tequila and how they are aged and the barrels used. Tequila 512 - http://tequila512.com Margarita Texas - https://margaritatexas.com

Duration:00:29:10

Interview with Tom Nall, Founder of Republic Tequila

4/24/2019
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We interview Tom Nall, founder of Republic Tequila, a company based out of Austin, Texas. This cowboy discusses how he went to Mexico and found the perfect juice to start his company. We also taste their plata, reposado, anejo and extra anejo and how they are made. Republic Tequila - http://republictequila.com Margarita Texas - https://margaritatexas.com/mix

Duration:00:34:39

Infused tequila and cocktails with Steve Sharma of El Big Bad

4/10/2019
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On this episode we discuss infused tequila with Steve Sharma, owner of El Big Bad, a restaurant in Houston, Texas. His unique establishment allows patrons to customize their own margaritas by choosing flavored tequila including possible combinations of churro, beef jerky and strawberry. We discuss the details of how he infuses his tequila while he encourages everyone to try it at home. El Big Bad - https://ElBigBad.com Margarita Texas - https://MargaritaTexas.com

Duration:00:27:31

Tequila branding and aging with Titanium Tequila

3/27/2019
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We interview Robert Tijerina and Casey Hartle of Titanium Tequila. We taste their Blanco, Reposado, Anejo & Ultra Aged tequila while discussing the process involved in each expression. The talk starts at how the brand was formed and moves into cocktails and informative details on how their tequila is made. Titanium Tequila - https://www.titaniumtequila.com Margarita Texas - https://margaritatexas.com

Duration:00:30:59

Drinking Reposados with Nic Soglanich, The Tequila Wanderer

3/13/2019
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On this episode, we discuss reposados with Nic Soglanich, The Tequila Wanderer. Our in depth conversation on the style and how they are made centers around two of his favorite reposados, El Tesoro & Codigo 1530. We also talk about his weekly featured tequila videos, Instagram page and travels. The Tequila Wanderer - http://instagram.com/the_tequila_wanderer Margarita Texas - https://MargaritaTexas.com

Duration:00:30:16

Talking the business of tequila with Stewart and Kaitlyn Skloss of Pura Vida

2/27/2019
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On this episode Stewart and Kaitlyn Skloss join us to discuss Pura Vida tequila. We find insight on how the company was started and continue with aspects of the business part of the operations. We taste their reposado and anejo on air and speak to how those and their blanco and double anejo are made and aged. They mention a musical approach to fermenting and why they added this process. Pura Vida Tequila - http://puravidatequila.com/ Margarita Texas - https://margaritatexas.com

Duration:00:28:57

Interview with Pepe Zevada founder of Pepe Z Tequila

2/20/2019
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Pepe Zevada of Pepe Z Tequila talks to us about how the brand he founded was created out of retirement. He discusses their lineup of tequilas, the flavors and aging process. Things go in a different direction as he suggests rubbing tequila on arms and hands as part of an experiment. Pepe Z Tequila - http://pepeztequila.com Margarita Texas - https://margaritatexas.com

Duration:00:27:45

Discussing Tequila and Processes with J. Antuna Owner of Sueno De Atzo Tequila

2/7/2019
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In the first episode of The Tequila Tester, we interview J. Antuna, owner of Sueno De Atzo Tequila. He discusses the processes to make and age his blanco, reposado, anjeo and extra anejo tequila. Learn about these styles of tequila and how the flavors differ from each variation. Sueno De Atzo Tequila - https://atzosdream.com No Autoclave - http://noautoclave.com Margarita Texas - https://margaritatexas.com

Duration:00:28:57