Category Archives: Press & Media

Tequila Takes a Shot at the Premium Market

A heady caramel smell, syrupy and fragrant, pervades the air. What look like giant white pine cones, some twice the size of a human head, are deftly split, quartered and packed into ovens. What’s cooking? One of the world’s most popular drinks. Despite rising global demand for spirits last year, vodka and brandy sales fell […]

Opposition to NOM 199 for Agave Distillates

Add your voice to the opposition of NOM 199 by researchers, academics and traditional producers of agave spirits in Mexico! Sign the petition below   When we at TIP hear of proposed Mexican legislation regarding agave spirits, naturally our collective ears perk up. If such legislation threatens to harm entire categories of traditional agave distilling, […]

How Spirits from Sinaloa Mexico ended up in Minnesota

Reven Stephens spent the Saturday before the Super Bowl at a Minneapolis liquor store, offering shoppers samples of a liquor they were unfamiliar with — from a distiller they’d never heard of. “Blue agave spirits” looks and tastes like high-end tequila, mostly because that’s what it is. But Mexican law restricts use of that name […]

Proposed Regulations in Mexico Threaten Artisanal Blue Agave Spirits.

New Proposed Regulations In Mexico Threaten Small Producers Of Artisanal Agave Spirits. Much like how the farm-to-table movement in restaurants has placed the source of the food on your plate front and center, the Mexican agave artisanal spirits movement is highlighting each element that goes into a glass, from the cultivation of the plant and […]

Global Tequila Sales to Exceed 9 Billion Dollars.

Global Tequila Sales According to the latest market research study released by Technavio, the global tequila market is expected to exceed USD 9 billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of over 3% during the forecast period.   Tequila is a high-quality, premium, artisanal spirit that can be consumed on its own or mixed into cocktails. Tequila production […]