With the pandemic halting tourism and hospitality sales, many mezcalero/as are struggling. Maestra Sósima Olvera Aguilar had to move out of her bodega in Oaxaca city, and on top of that, while moving her truck was stolen. This vehicle was
No matter where you are, we’re all basically in the same situation. I write this from my incongruously peaceful shelter in place. I’ve heard from many people in the bar and spirits industries that they’re either waiting for something to
[caption id="attachment_7837" align="aligncenter" width="480"] [media-credit id=3 align="aligncenter" width="480"][/media-credit] The original Sin Maguey, No Hay Mezcal poster.[/caption] Come on, admit it, you’ve seen the iconic image. Did you ever stop to wonder where it comes from? This is a story about one of the most iconic images in the mezcal world. It involves quirks from across our contemporary culture ranging from intellectual property rights to the question of who owns traditional culture. It touches on so many narratives of our era that it's a great snapshot of our time and the mezcal world.