This is part of our ongoing series of stories on the issues of sustainability in mezcal. Don Balbino, a third generation mezcalero, used blue tequilana grown in the Mixteca Poblana to make mezcal, but the possibility of finding the mountain
Most of you are probably familiar with Erick Rodríguez’s iconic brand, Almamezcalera Pal’Alma. The poetic brand name evokes the connection between mezcal and the soul. Erick is a staple at Mexico In A Bottle, and the mezcals regularly make appearances
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.
[caption id="attachment_5862" align="aligncenter" width="450"] The Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C.[/caption] In the spirit of transparency, here's some background on how the whole idea of how Mexico in a Bottle - Washington, D.C. came about: DC is my hometown, but now, my immediate family lives with me on the West Coast. I miss DC, I miss my friends, and I really needed to come up with a reason to visit. Then there was a random meeting and conversation I had with Pati Jinich, the terrific Mexican chef, culinary anthropologist, and resident chef at the Mexican Cultural Institute in DC. She told me that the Mexican culinary scene in Washington was growing. A seed was planted and I told Max that DC needed to be on our shortlist of event cities for 2017.
At first you may not think the three things have much in common but Mexican cover bands have been remaking Morrissey obsessively with fantastic results for years and Mexrrissey in particular has taken that idea to its logical conclusion; a traveling show of Spanish language covers of Moz's greatest and most interesting songs. There are even Smiths covers on the line up. Listen up:
I am often asked - where is the best place to try mezcal in the Bay Area? And my usual reply is, well, my house. Logistics make it hard to actually have everyone over - kid with homework and a
It takes some cojones to throw a mezcal tasting in San Francisco during the annual SF Pride celebration. Add to that the historic Supreme Court decision on same sex marriage, a Giants home game, and the farewell Grateful Dead concert, and