Journey to the Sierra Mixe with Cuish

Journey to the Sierra Mixe with Cuish

There is nothing quite like the Star Wars soundtrack to make a journey from Oaxaca City to the Sierra Mixe more dramatic. It would have been a drive through the sierra like any other: the highway was closed so along the four hour drive we elevated from banana trees to...
Ready for Tucson’s Agave Heritage Festival?

Ready for Tucson’s Agave Heritage Festival?

I’m excited to be heading to Tucson next week for the local Agave Heritage Festival because of all the luminaries involved and, well, it’s Tucson and I’m excited to explore the desert. As much as California is agave country, the Sonoran Desert is an...
Durango is not Oaxaca, and that is just fine

Durango is not Oaxaca, and that is just fine

This is the second of a series of pieces about the mezcal scene in Durango by Tess Rose Lampert. Be sure to check out her first overview piece here. There is no denying Oaxaca’s unique magic, especially when it intertwines with the local mezcal traditions. It is...

Natural wine and… mezcal

This past weekend I was traveling through the Central Coast and had a great time in Los Alamos, a tiny one road town that – at least as I’m told by locals – has blossomed in just a few years from dusty main street into quite the darling of the wine, food,...