Thank GAD…

I have to hand it to the guys at Gracias a Dios (GAD) or www.thankgad.com – that is one clever URL for the brand. I had a chance to visit their palenque – a two birds with one stone event so I could see my friend Norma and visit the palenque. She lives in...

The Casa de Cortes model

Over my years of visiting Oaxaca, Asis Cortes and I have never managed to be here at the same time. This trip is no different, but luckily, I was finally able to get out and visit a few of the palenques they work with. Special thanks to Puro Burro and Zack Safron who...

Mixing your mezcals

You may have noticed the term ensemble on some mezcals, it’s just like the dictionary definition, the second one after “a group of musicians, actors, or dancers who perform together.” The one that reads “a group of items viewed as a whole rather than individually.” As...

Meet Mezcal, Tequila's smoky cousin

We are pleased to introduce our new correspondent on the ground Buzz Komil – this is his first piece for Mezcalistas… So, there’s this amazing new spirit out of Mexico called mezcal. It’s kind of like tequila, but not really. It’s smoky,...
On sustainability

On sustainability

Sustainable: adjective 1.capable of being supported or upheld, as by having its weight borne from below. 2.pertaining to a system that maintains its own viability by using techniques that allow for continual reuse: sustainable agriculture. Aquaculture is a sustainable...