When is mezcal, not mezcal?

Yesterday it was announced that a watered down version of NOM 199 passed: Except instead of mandating that any mezcal not produced within an already defined appellation and certified by the CRM be called “Komil,” it says that these spirits must now be...

What would be inside a bottle of Komil?

Second in a series of articles breaking down the proposed NOM 199 into layman’s terms. Read my first article on the three key things to know about NOM 199 and read the rest of our coverage of this topic. Let’s imagine, Philip K. Dick style, that NOM 199 is...