We're always working on new projects and this year's Mexico in a Bottle San Francisco meant that we had an amazing confluence of the mezcal world in San Francisco and it was the launch of the Mezcal Collaborative so we decided to set up a blind tasting to spark conversation and bring agave aficionados together.
Recently I snagged the last ticket to an intimate mezcal tasting at ABV’s refashioned upstairs event room.Marco Ochoa of Mezcaloteca and Andrea Hagan of Mezcouting were in town and had coordinated a tasting with ABV’s Ryan Fitzgerald. The audience was a cluster of local bar culture from all over the Bay Area, Prizefighter to School Night, and all the locations in-between. And what a show,
I definitely see the possibilities of a regular mezcal Monday. Last night it was at Rio Grande on Market Street—a kickoff of sorts for SF Cocktail Week and hosted by Ryan Fitzgerald, former Beretta star bartender/mixologist, driving force for the Tequila