American Distilling Institute Director of Spirits Information Eric Zandona has written The Tequila Dictionary, a very useful guide to all things tequila while connecting it to the world of agave spirits. He obviously sucked up tons of information while living
Intro Wahaka’s second new project of the year is a back to the future Ensemble en Barro. Details Location: San Dionisio Ocotepec Agave: Cultivated 80% espadin and 20% arroqueño Maestro Mezcalero: Alberto Morales Mendez ABV: 45% Batch: 170 bottles NOM: O148X Background As one of
This past week Tales of the Cocktail managed to happen successfully in New Orleans. For a few minutes there it seemed like the apocalypse was going to descend, fortunately it was spared and the confluence of bartenders, spirits producers, and
Last August, Mexico's Institute of Industrial Property or IMPI, announced that it had accepted applications for Aguascalientes, Estado de Mexico, and Morelos to be included in the mezcal denomination (officially called the Denominacion de Origen or DO for short). This
Let’s say you want to make mezcal or just learn how to propagate agave. There are plenty of resources out there but now there’s a pamphlet that is designed just for you. It’s in Spanish so that may deter some,
I’m still catching up with things from my trip so I’m late to this Insta post from Tequila Matchmaker last month which charts what they know about blue agave prices today and projected into the future.
I received a fantastic anniversary gift, Las Nuevas Cronicas del Pulque y La Vagancia by Joel Castro. It’s an illustrated romantic story about being a vagabond in Mexico with pulque as liquid inspiration. These are the drunken writings and illustrations
Mezcal Week began four years ago with the very simple idea of promoting mezcal in all its glory for one whole week everywhere in the world. Each year we have doubled in size with last year more than 130 participants
Part one of this two part series can be found here. La Ruta del Mezcal - Day 2 The next morning we were met by Miguel Angel of San Luis Autentico, a tour agency offering a variety of tours for any visit
This is the first part of a two part series. The second part can be found here. The first thing I noticed were the lack of topes (speed bumps) as we left the San Luis Potosi airport in our rental car.