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Does Big Tequila Have It In for Small-Batch Mezcal?

A good and accurate article written by Chantel Martineau in Food Republic about Tequila verses Mezcal titled ‘Does Big Tequila Have It In for Small-Batch Mezcal?’ Here is a quote from that article: “Mezcal is easy to love. People are taken in by the history and heritage of it,” says Francisco Terrazas, brand ambassador for […]

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 […]

MEZCAL: I am your father! TEQUILA: Nooooooo!

Found this Great little gif on the relationship between Mezcal and Tequila. So true…. Translated: Mezcal – I’m your Father; Tequila – Noooo! Sorry big T but he is…..  

Locations to Drink Mezcal in Oaxaca

SAMPLING MEZCAL IN OAXACA Popular locations in Oaxaca to enjoy Mezcal mapped out for your convenience. Fortunately there’s something of a renaissance in mezcalerias in Oaxaca so you can get a great sense for the variety at any one of these 14 locations in Oaxaca. There’s no better place to fine-tune your taste buds to […]

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 […]

Is Mezcal, the ‘moonshine of Mexico,’?

The NY Times printed a articles recently that stated, and I quote: ‘Mezcal, the ‘moonshine of Mexico,’ grows in appreciation, availability’ Well is it? Here is a copy of the text of the article. Read it and judge for yourself. Across the Table: Aficionados, such as Del Maguey founder Ron Cooper, use vintner terms to […]

Mezcal vs. Tequila: National Mexican Liquor Faces Stiff Competition

Move over, Tequila – the national liquor of Mexico has enjoyed the spotlight for generations, but the distilled alcoholic drink made from blue agave is now facing sibling rivalry from its historically less appreciated relative, Mezcal. Nahuatl for “oven cooked agave”, Mezcal or Mescal, like Tequila, comes from agave – a succulent plant resembling aloe […]

Video – How To Drink Mezcal

Here is a nice video about ‘How to drink Mezcal’ made by people who obviously appreciate the the wonderful Tastes and flavors of a good Mezcal. In this case Illegal Mezcal:

Mezcal is not Tequila

“Mezcal is not tequila yet tequila is Mezcal” All mezcals are made from agave plants; tequila is made from one particular species—the blue agave—while smokier mezcals are made from one of the other 150 agave species native to Mexico. Tequila is technically a mezcal, however, there are differences in production technique and in the types […]

How to serve Mezcal – Sal de Gusano

Occasionally the literal translation really does work the best. Sal de Guano gets us mostly there with “worm salt.” Sal de gusano is actually ground up salt, dried worms, and peppers. You see it everywhere in Oaxaca. It’s sold in small bags by elderly women around the market, in huge piles within markets, and it […]

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)