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Tequila in Mexico, Qué pasa?

Tequila in Mexico, Qué pasa?  By Dale Sklar, written in December 2000. Things have changed immensely over the years with Tequila. I first visited Mexico in 1969 as a youngster fresh from Christs College Finchley, having just gained some rather lackluster A levels . Those were the days when grade A’s were the exception … My […]

Snow in Jalisco

Snow in Jalisco A few days ago I had the pleasure to meet up with Carlos Camarena (who many consider to be the greatest living Tequilero), and two of his lovely daughters at Nola Bar in London … the Bar that is so cool it has no telephone number! We love that! Carlos was giving one […]

Tales of a travelling salesman in Christchurch

Tales of a travelling salesman in Christchurch (South Island), New Zealand. As soon as you land in Christchurch, you immediately notice the difference… Pretty much everyone seems so friendly.I haven’t yet spent any time in Auckland, so I wait to see how ‘the big City’ differs. I landed a year ago at Dallas Fortworth and […]

Tales of a travelling salesman

Tales of a travelling salesman landing in Hong Kong, Part 1 . (and then off to Christchurch, New Zealand.) It’s been a long time coming … I do recall telling our new client about 14 years ago, when they placed their first order for about three or four pallets of Hapsburg Absinthe, that if / when […]

Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead   This week, between October 31st – November 2nd Mexico celebrates Day of the Dead aka “El Dia de los Muertos“ as a national holiday. People around the world are posting images of skulls and skeletons (calacas and calaveras), face paintings and hosting Mexican themed parties. However, how much do we really know about this […]

Tequila Villa Lobos by Master Distiller Carlos Camarena Now in Deutschland

Tequila Villa Lobos by Master Distiller Carlos Camarena Now in Deutschland  All we can say in Prost and Salud! Finally a new brand of Tequila is making its way to Germany, imported by the Nuremberg-based Perola GmbH, which recently gained attention with the new rum brand Compagnie des Indes. Now the portfolio of Villa Lobos […]

Tequila Villa Lobos Masterclass with Dale Sklar

Tequila Villa Lobos Masterclass with Dale Sklar Fantastic ‘Tequila Masterclass’ given last month by joint brand owner of Tequila Villa Lobos , Dale Sklar in Tel Aviv, Israel.  Some of the best Israeli  & International Bartenders attended the event. Dale spoke about his 40 year love affair with Mexico and the romantic love story behind Villa […]

Long Island Lou Tequila’s review on Villa Lobos

Long Island Lou Tequila’s review on Villa Lobos By Lou Caruso The NEW Tequila Villa Lobos is about to hit the US. I am proud to say I am one of two or three people in the US that have samples and have evaluated them. Villa Lobos is made by Carlos Camarena and sold by Dale […]