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Glowing Trip Advisor reviews make our day!

Glowing Trip Advisor reviews make our day! “Tequila Tasting in Puerta Vallarta” 5 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015 Lobo and Corinna came to our private villa in Puerta Vallarta for a unique beginner’s tequila tasting. We had a lot of fun! Lobo is so engaging in his presentation of tequila and the different types…

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Book me a room por favor!

Book me a room por favor! Isle of Wight will this summer play host to one of the most exciting openings of the season, as El Patron announces the launch of a second site at the unique holiday destination. Following in the successful footsteps of tequila bar, El Patron London, the Isle of Wight site…

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Some of my favorite mezcal labels

Some of my favorite mezcal labels One of our favourite things to do in Mexico City is browse some of the many fabulous speciality liquor stores for new and interesting bottles.Here a just a few of our new favourites

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Escamoles (ant eggs) at Sonora Grill Prime

Escamoles (ant eggs) at Sonora Grill Prime On our trip to Mexico city this summer we had the chance to try escamoles (ant eggs), a Mexican delicacy but we chickened out. This Valentines day we went to our favourite restaurant in Puerto Vallarta for great steaks and the best vodka martini in town, Sonora Grill…

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Ancient Mexican Tequila, Pulque, Found as Far Back as 150 BC

Ancient Mexican Tequila, Pulque, Found as Far Back as 150 BC Less than an hour’s drive from the heart of Mexico City lies the expansive ruins of Teotihuacan, a massive city of nearly 120,000 people who built pyramids, temples and palaces before disappearing around 650 A.D. This civilization, which pre-dates the Aztecs, remains a mystery…

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Sangrita: Tequila’s Sassy Companion

Sangrita: Tequila’s Sassy Companion More good tequila is drowned by bad mixers than any other spirit. Well, I don’t exactly have the figures on that. But in this Margarita Nation, oceans of bottled sour mix gets shaken up with tequila, wiping out any hint of one of Mexico’s greatest exports. It’s enough to make tequila…

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Make a Margarita That Demands Respect

Make a Margarita That Demands Respect It’s margarita season, friends, a time when we fill our glasses with a drink that is not only refreshing, but will keep you from dying of scurvy if stranded at sea. Unfortunately, the margarita gets a bad rap, and for good reason: It’s made terribly 90 percent of the…

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Tequila!

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Tequila! 1. Americans consume over 50 million liters of tequila yearly. Good news: You’re not alone! It’s most often made at a 38 to 40 percent alcohol content, meaning 76 to 80 proof. 2. Tequila is made by steaming the hearts of the blue agave plant. The hearts are then minced to…

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