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Old 11-14-2016   #16 (permalink)
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Adam Fodor wrote: @Sogno: I respect that you would choose tequilas from the same brand it is also a good choice. We however would like to show a broad variety of producers/regions, not to promote just one single brand/region/style.

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You missed my point. Before you can show a broad variety of producers/regions, you should first distinguish and educate between what a blanco, repo, and anejo are.

In my opinion, this should only be done using the same brand since to do otherwise would be to introduce unnecessary variables, confusing the newbie.

First things first. Educate on the types of tequila, then educate on the different producers/regions.
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Adam Fodor wrote: @Sogno: I respect that you would choose tequilas from the same brand it is also a good choice. We however would like to show a broad variety of producers/regions, not to promote just one single brand/region/style.

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You missed my point. Before you can show a broad variety of producers/regions, you should first distinguish and educate between what a blanco, repo, and anejo are.

In my opinion, this should only be done using the same brand since to do otherwise would be to introduce unnecessary variables, confusing the newbie.

First things first. Educate on the types of tequila, then educate on the different producers/regions.
I perfectly understand and respect your point for it is valid too.

Mine is just different. By allowing our guests to taste a variety they will be able to learn even more. So far none of our guests has ever got confused with this setup as the classifications are quite clear - as it should be - even if you mix up the brands.
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There is great variety within each classification. Some reposados are aged just a little less than some añejos. Surely a good Academy provides this type of information to its students
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What is great is that a person can choose to go to the Academy - or not.
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Yikes!

A simple difference of opinion. Adam seems to fully understand. I'm pretty certain I didn't hurt his feelings. Bab, not everyone is hurt as easily as you. Relax

Btw, anything to contribute? Do you plan to visit his place, or have you already? What's your favorite lowland blanco?
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Yikes!

A simple difference of opinion. Adam seems to fully understand. I'm pretty certain I didn't hurt his feelings. Bab, not everyone is hurt as easily as you. Relax

Btw, anything to contribute? Do you plan to visit his place, or have you already? What's your favorite lowland blanco?
Sure, no hard feelings from my end! Actually I'm happy that we were able to discuss this.
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Adam, have you tried Amor Mio? It is now my favorite. If you are interested in working any events together come and stop by my bar. I have over 40 different tequilas with a wide variety of pricing. Sr. Dan's Margarita and Sports Bar is located down by the ferry to Cozumel. If you want to talk send me a PM.
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Sure, no hard feelings from my end! Actually I'm happy that we were able to discuss this.
Adam, I'll plan to stop in during my upcoming visit this winter. I try not to pass up the opportunity to chat with someone that shares a passion for this outstanding, and often misunderstood spirit.

Would you happen to know Ricardo Cisneros, Tequilier? I haven't seen him in years down there, and had heard second hand he may have moved out of the region.
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What's cool is introducing someone to a really nice blanco... when they thought they didn't like blancos.
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Adam, have you tried Amor Mio? It is now my favorite. If you are interested in working any events together come and stop by my bar. I have over 40 different tequilas with a wide variety of pricing. Sr. Dan's Margarita and Sports Bar is located down by the ferry to Cozumel. If you want to talk send me a PM.
I have. I preferred the reposado over the anejo. Decent stuff.

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What's cool is introducing someone to a really nice blanco... when they thought they didn't like blancos.
Heading down in 3 weeks- can you suggest a couple to look for?
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Sogno, cabodan thanks for your comments I will PM you both shortly!
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What's cool is introducing someone to a really nice blanco... when they thought they didn't like blancos.
Agreed.

I've referred to the anejos as tequila with training wheels, since most newbies seem to gravitate to them because "they're so smooth". Of course many are, but that smoothness comes at a cost. The cost of losing the true flavor of the agave through the aging process.

I prefer the fine blancos. Although a great repo won't be turned down. And even and anejo, from time to time. Not often though.
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