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The Story of Mezcal Lajita

ORIGINS AND HISTORY Mezcal is considered by many people as the most authentic of all the Mexican distilled spirits. Why ? Because unlike Tequila which is often exported in bulk, Mezcal can only be exported in bottle, and NEVER in bulk. Therefore it’s always properly controlled and authentic Indeed the majority of mezcales are bottled […]

wineandspirit26th May 2021

What We Learnt From 2020 – The Year of the Vid’

I was recently asked “What were your key experiences and learnings from 2020 for Tequila Villa Lobos and how will this direct your strategy for exports in 2021? We get a lot of emails and queries like this and usually answer in the ‘proper’ commercial jargon. This time I decided to give it some extra […]

wineandspirit31st January 2021

Tequila aficionado reviews Villa Lobos Reposado

Tequila aficionado reviews Villa Lobos Reposado Mike Morales or as many simply know him as The Tequila Aficionado, has finally found the opportunity to open a miniature 5cl (50ml) bottle of Villa Lobos Reposado that was sent to him back in 2015 and we couldn’t wait to hear his review. Morales is a tequila journalist based […]

wineandspirit16th January 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

Best 100% Agave Tequila Review

Independent Review written on Tequila Villa Lobos by Robert Plotkin VILLA LOBOS REPOSADO 100% DE AGAVE TEQUILA There are so many tequilas on the market that a new brand would have to be something quite extraordinary to make a splash upon entering the market. A quick sniff and sip of VILLA LOBOS 100% DE AGAVE […]

wineandspirit11th June 2015

House of Hapsburg is back with Dr. Schwamp in London for a night of fun!

**EVENT** Save the date! June 13th, 2015 , House of Hapsburg meets up with Dr. Schwamp & the Schwampshack at the Tooting Tram & Social in London for a night of fun and games Including musical appearances by the Doctor himself ! Later in the evening there will be more entertainment with performances by  Madam & La Vendore […]

wineandspirit26th May 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

Hapsburg’s modern approach to one of the oldest spirit categories – Absinthe

Absinthe has long been a tale of daring that many drinkers and bartenders alike have been trying to get their hands on. Originally made illegal because of its ingredient wormwood, the beloved drink has returned to the market stronger…

wineandspirit14th November 2014

Hapsburg Absinthe promotes it’s new range of cocktails

Watch our video cocktails by Michael Stringer.

wineandspirit12th August 2014