Alvin Starkman / Casa Machaya Oaxaca / Mezcal Educational Tours

Alvin Starkman draws upon his years of traveling to and living in Oaxaca, and his training as a social anthropologist, to help him write interesting and informative articles about the city and surrounding valleys. His subject matter is rarely covered in tour books or on the web. Alvin leads couples and small families on day trips to the craft villages, market towns, ruins and other sights, and is Oaxaca special advisor and locations consultant for documentary film production companies.

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On a personal note about Alvin: As the original owners and producers of this web site I was privileged to spend a day with Alvin on tour. Just him and I. A wonderful day with a good man enjoying the many sites, sounds and flavors of Mezcal. I really appreciated his respect for Oaxaca and the Mezcal culture. His knowledge of Mezcal and it's many products remains a great source of information and support for eMezcal. Thank you Alvin.


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)