Volcán De Mi Tierra Tequila’s Delectable Reposado Debut

Chef Luis Arce Mota of NYC restaurant La Contenta pairs the tipple with delicious Mexican dishes

For the 2017 debut of Moët Hennessey’s super-premium tequila brand Volcán De Mi Tierra, we made our way through Mexico to tour the tipple’s birthplace and learn of its development with the masterful Gallardo family. Volcán launched with a crisp entry-level Blanco and a creamy Cristalino (with the latter our favorite). More than three years later, the burgeoning brand introduces its carefully considered Reposado and it’s …

Faust Opens Design-Forward Napa Valley Wine Destination, Faust Haus

Situated 30 minutes from their vineyard, a stylish and dramatic approach to their Napa Valley tasting room

The Disneyfication of drinking destinations all over the world leaves much to be desired for design-minded visitors. While palates may be pleased, many wineries still have undesirable visitor centers and tasting rooms. Napa Valley winery Faust developed their new St Helena property, Faust Haus, (located 30 minutes north of their Coombsville vineyard) as an independent entity. In fact, when we spoke with them, the Faust …

Interview: Mijenta’s Maestra Tequilera, Ana Maria Romero

The new, small-batch tequila brand has a focus on community, culture and minimal environmental impact

Helmed by Ana Maria Romero, Mijenta—a new, small-batch tequila—delivers a perfectly balanced sipping experience: clean and fresh, with a peppery finish and velvety mouthfeel. For tequila enthusiasts, experts and rookies, there’s a uniqueness and vibrancy that comes with this spirit that extends beyond the liquid itself. The name Mijenta comes from “mi gente” meaning “my people,” and it’s a sentiment that permeates the brand’s ethos. …