The sustainability series: cultivating wild maguey

The sustainability series: cultivating wild maguey

Several years ago, when doing some background on Mezcal Vago, I heard about a grand, wild agave cultivation project happening somewhere in Sola de Vega, a region known for its tobala. I knew there had been success with cultivating tobala, and that there were projects...

Save the maguey by drinking its distillate

Lots of good information in this article about the plight of the maguey. While that does a good job of framing the issue which we’ve written about as well, you also have an opportunity to support the recovery of wild maguey (also known as agave) species in a...

Sacramento and silvestres

I spent a recent weekend in Sacramento visiting friends and sampling the local mezcal scene. We couldn’t find a ton of action but there are promising developments on the horizon. There are some excellent places to drink tequila and where there’s tequila,...

Silvestres and espadin tasting

We just finished our third tasting this time focused entirely on mezcals that we brought back from a recent trip to Oaxaca.  We paired off silvestres and espadins for comparison and contrast.  All are in the traditional Oaxacan style. We tasted: 1) Pierde Almas...