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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…..  

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 […]

Names of Mezcal by Region

MEZCAL is the name given to any beverage obtained by distillation of fermented juices from an agave plant. Depending on the region, it has been given different names. In Sonora it is called Bacanora (agave potatorum o yaquiana); in Yucatán, Xtabentun; in Michoacán its name is Charanda (it can be identified by a sugar cane […]

10 Things You Should Know About Mezcal

1. The word “mezcal” comes from the Aztec word mexcalli, which combines metl (meaning maguey, aka agave) and ixcalli (meaning cooked). The literal translation of mezcal is “cooked agave.” 2. Mezcal is not a type of tequila—tequila is actually a type of mezcal. Mezcal refers to any alcohol made from agave, whereas tequila is made […]

The Mezcal Legend

The legend tells us that there once was a cold and sober, and very generous goddess. Her body was like the trunk of the agave, but instead of leaves she had 40,000 breasts. From her breasts flowed the elixir drunk by those that venerated her; she was Mayatl, Zapotec goddess of mezcal. Cold and untouchable, […]

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:

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)