Mezcal Articles: Best Mezcal Archives

Blind Tasting: Agave Tobala Mezcals

This excellent Mezcal Reviews artice about my favorite agave Tobala mezcals really caught my attention and rightly so. It’s well written and fun to read. One point I especially appreciated that he made and I quote: Given all of the news from Oaxaca about the rarity of agave Tobala, you might think that Tobala mezcals […]

5 Types Agave Used to Make Mezcal

In this article by Food Republic entitled ‘Get To Know 5 Types Of Mezcal’ the writer Chantal Martineau does a fine job of explaining the 5 main types of Agave used in distilling Mezcal. Along with each type Agave discussed the writer also suggested a bottle of Mezcal made from that specific agave. Enjoy Espadín: […]

Forbes 17 Best Mezcals – Good Read

Excellent April 2018 Forbes Article introducing what two devotees of Mezcal feel are the top 17 Mezcals and why! The article does fall short in that it seldom mentions the type of agave the Mezcals they are rating was produced from. For me that a MUST to know.

1000 Corks Discovers Mezcal

About 1000 Corks: Wine is the love of their life but Mezcal is beginning to stir some powerful, yet welcome, emotions also! Luckily, having run one of the largest Linux server companies, Sam Ockman, owner of 1000 Corks, had some experience in building out distributed computer clusters: so he started writing a program that would […]

Wake Up You Online Vendors Who Offer Mezcal!

eMezcal recently (end of April 2016) sent out a request to Mezcal vendors to try and get a read on their top sellers. We’re really disappointed that none have replied as of yet. See list below – all links and data about each vendor have been removed. Such information could have served them well had […]

Where to Buy Mezcal Online

Some top Mezcal distributors that you can purchase Mezcal from online.  This list is a work in progress and will eventually have more details about the Brands and their products that they carry. 20 Mezcal Vendors NOT listed in order of preference. www.mercadodemezcal.com a true Mercado for Mezcal. Over 70 Brands from many Producers. winedelight.com […]

Artisanal Mezcal Goes Vogue

“There is this romantic quality to it,” says Ivy Mix, a partner in Leyenda, a new cocktail bar in Brooklyn inspired by Latin American flavors. “Mezcal tastes rustic, like it has a story behind it. You look at pictures of the guy and his burro out in the agave fields and it looks like a […]

2016 Mezcal Fair Oaxaca

There are many other events that take place in Oaxaca during the two weeks of the Guelaguetza festival, including concerts, exhibits, conferences and the International Mezcal Fair where you can sample different varieties of this alcoholic drink. Founded in 1997 this event is for lovers of the traditional Mexican drink, with competitions, traditional dances and […]

What to Look For on the Label

WHAT TO LOOK FOR ON THE LABEL The Name of the Plant A good mezcal will tell you the names of the agaves used to make the spirit. Espadín is the heartiest of the agaves and produces some of the best mezcal. Wild Tobalá, Tobaziche, Madrecuixe, Tripón, Verde, and Barril are other well-regarded agaves. The […]

Caution: It's said 'for everything there is Mezcal' but we add 'except for one thing' - getting drunk. Please drink responsibly. The most accurate and dependable book on living life at its fullest says 'wine (or Mezcal) makes the heart rejoice' and 'makes life enjoyable' (Ps 104:15; Ec 10:19) but overindulgence can certainly lead to harm (Pr 23:29-31)! If you drink at all please drink in moderation! (Quotes from NWT)