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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

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

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

“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