Would you drop everything to pack up and spend 2 years in Tequila, MX?
Think hard about that proposition, friends. Because Lippy’s guests on this episode were Scarlet & Grover Sanschagrin of TasteTequila.com. Two years ago this intrepid couple sold everything in their San Francisco apartment and moved to the heart of the tequila-producing region of Jalisco, MX. They didn’t move for their work, they moved to get closer to the CORE of their passion: TEQUILA!
Your Tequila Whisperer spared no pours in getting Scarlet & Grover to open up about the triumphs, heartbreaks, and epiphanies associated with their Mexican Odyssey. Also their company TasteTequila.com has just released the world’s FIRST tequila-based phone app, “Tequila Matchmaker”. Scarlet aptly described the app as “Pandora for Tequila drinkers”, and Th’ Lip can’t think of a more concise description. When you see a bottle that interests you (at a bar, or liquor store, say) you type it into “Tequila Matchmaker” and see how it compares to your favorite brands. Save yourself from buying expensive bottles you’ll hate! Point the way to fabulous bottles you would have missed!
This is only a small function of what the app (currently for iPhone – Android version coming soon) can do. Watch this episode to get a better overview of Tequila Matchmaker’s functionality. Download it for FREE here.
TEQUILAS TASTED ON THE SPECIAL EPISODE:
Olmeca Altos blanco – (100% shredded ”Molino”> agaves – Not commercially available
Olmeca Altos blanco – (100% stone-crushed ”Tahona”> agaves - Not commercially available
Olmeca Altos blanco – 40% abv Highlands, NOM 1111(available in Colorado & Illinois)
Yeyo blanco – Highlands, NOM 1414
El Tesoro “White Label” blanco – Highlands, NOM 1139 out-of-print “Treasure Bottle”
El Reformador blanco – Heartland, NOM 1109 out-of-print “Treasure Bottle”
Casa Noble Single barrel High Octane “Gold” re-creation – Heartland, NOM 1137 Not commercially available
Fortaleza anejo – Heartland, NOM 1493 Lot 12