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Hapsburg Absinthe visits Dundee University

Hapsburg Absinthe was present at the ‘Street Food’ event, held as part of both Dundee Science Festival and the University’s brand new Festival of the Future. Dr.Irene Hallyburton, a research scientist & Senior Biologist at the Drug Discovery Malaria Unit, College of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, is looking into new treatments for malaria, and approached […]

wineandspirit4th December 2018

Immigrandz Crew hit the beaches of western France with Hapsburg Absinthe

  Hapsburg Absinthe has initiated the new ‘Nothing bad about feeling good’ campaign with French break-dancing group, Immigrandz crew. The group, made up from dancers, DJ’s and and MC’s are located throughout France, from Bordeaux to Limoges via Clermont, Valence or Sallanches. The group, made up of 18 dancers meet regularly at their headquarters in […]

wineandspirit26th November 2017

Tequila y mezcal … Qué onda ?

Tequila y mezcal … Qué onda ? By Dale Sklar , November 25th 2016 In 2002, aboard a BA flight returning from a week in Mexico , and flying back to London Heathrow with eleven hours to kill, I put pen to paper and wrote an article ‘ Tequila in crisis’. I was unprepared for what […]

wineandspirit28th November 2016

Camarena Masterclass in London

On the 14th of March, Carlos Camarena spent the entire day meeting the Villa Lobos UK distribution team from Instil Drinks (& Bibendum Wine) as well as a number of trade members and a few lucky fans. Carlos is the Master distiller and and joint brand owner of Tequila Villa Lobos together with Dale Sklar, Founder and MD […]

wineandspirit22nd May 2016

How is Tequila made?

How Villa Lobos Tequila is made? To see where Villa Lobos Tequila is distilled, is to go back over a century to one of the last distilleries of its kind in Mexico where production is still done by hand in the old fashioned way, slowly and with ‘corazon’ (heart). Unusually, the agave used for Villa […]

wineandspirit12th August 2015

“VL’s most laudable characteristics” – The Interview

Robert Plotkin, a well known beverage journalist and spirits consultant in the United States recently contacted Dale Sklar in search of the truth behind Tequila Villa Lobos.  As Villa Lobos is about to be launched in the US this is as good a time as any to share the story behind this romantic award winning brand […]

wineandspirit26th April 2015

The Story of Villa Lobos Tequila

The Story of Villa Lobos Tequila  By Dale Sklar I’ve been asked many times, how did Villa Lobos Tequila come into existence… not just the name, but the whole story. OK amigos (y amigas), if you’ve got time, I’ll tell my story how it came about. My father who was 4th generation in the Wine […]

wineandspirit4th February 2015

The Magic of Tequila

JUNE 4TH 2013, BY DALE SKLAR.

June 4th 2013, I departed the chaos that is London Heathrow Airport for the first of my twice-yearly visits to Tequila Town, Mexico.

wineandspirit14th June 2013