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Spirits: Mama’s Boy Infusions Joins the Premium Tequila Market

Tequila has grown into one of the biggest and trendiest spirits in the United States. It seems like every week a new brand launched by a celebrity, restaurateur or multi-national beverage giant hits the market. In this seemingly saturated segment, how can a small producer stand out? That was the challenge confronting Sean Conley, the creator of Mama’s Boy Infusions. Conley has years of experience bartending in Los Angeles. He knew the bad reputation of poorly made tequila and set out to change opinions. After years of tasting, mixing and refining ideas, he came up with something special. His tequila uses a unique bottling process that infuses tequila with fresh fruits and chili peppers. [...]

Events: Herradura Tequila – A Taste of Mexican Culture

Herradura tequila and Jimmy Shaw’s Loteria Grill joined forces for a series of tastings that paired food selections with the premium tequila. Herradura is one of the oldest makers of fine tequilas and Loteria Grill is well respected in Los Angeles for their authentic Mexican cuisine. What set the series in motion was Shaw’s fondness for the Herradura brand and his custom designed signature private reserve double barrel reposado that was bottled recently and introduced at the tasting series. [...]

Parties: Taste of Mexico Association Event Is a Rousing Success

LA Plaza, the historic site of Mexican-American culture and heritage in Downtown Los Angeles was an appropriate location for the 2013 Taste of Mexico event. Authentic Mexican cuisine, fine booze and live music could be found at the open air site. On this beautiful night, hundreds of attendees enjoyed a diverse array of bite size treats from a who’s who list of Los Angeles restaurants. A number of fine tequila, mezcal and beer companies were also offering cocktails and tastings of their products. The Taste of Mexico Association, whose goal is to enhance and promote Mexican cuisine, put on a fine culinary evening that showcased some of the best Mexican food and drink in Los Angeles. [...]

Parties: The Los Angeles Epicurean Festival Brings Gourmet Goodies to Vibiana Cathedral

Most food, booze, and wine events in Los Angeles feature highly regarded restaurants offering generous samples from their menus. The Los Angeles Epicurean Festival changes things up by bringing together some of the gourmet vendors that supply many of those top restaurants, as well as retail shops and discerning consumers. They also feature a wide variety of premium wineries and spirits. The event was held on Sunday, August 26, 2012 in the majestic Vibiana Cathedral in downtown LA and attendees browsed through booths featuring gourmet foods, boutique wines and high end liquors over the course of two sessions. [...]

Spirits: Flavored Tanteo tequilas paired expertly with Yxta Cocina Mexicana cuisine

Yzta Cocina Mexicana, the oasis of superb Mexican food nestled east of downtown Los Angeles, played host to a Tanteo Tequila tasting in early April 2012. Tanteo is one of the few premium brands that infuse flavors into 100% Weber blue agave tequila as part of their manufacturing process. Their three flavors were offered neat and in cocktails to a group of tequila loving patrons at the special pairing event. Yxta’s Chef Jose Acevedo presented three tasty appetizers that were served with the tequila. [...]