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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 […]

wineandspirit12th February 2019

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 […]

wineandspirit12th February 2019

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 […]

wineandspirit12th February 2019

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 […]

wineandspirit12th February 2019

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 February 2019

“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 […]

wineandspirit12th February 2019

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 […]

wineandspirit12th February 2019

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 to visit our distillery partners and find out what’s going on (or not!) and attempt to move various projects forwards. If you don’t visit, you are told what […]

wineandspirit12th February 2019