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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 […]

Maguey, Agave Americana, Century Plant, American Aloe

Maguey or Agave americana is a native plant from Mexico, and it is now cultivated in many parts of the world. This plant, also known as the century plant or American aloe, is neither an aloe nor a cactus, as it is sometimes erroneously believed, but instead is a member of the Agavaceae family. Maguey […]

The Many Uses of Agave

  William H. Prescott wrote in 1843: But the miracle of nature was the great Mexican aloe, or maguey, whose clustering pyramids of flowers, towering above their dark coronals of leaves, were seen sprinkled over many a broad acre of the table-land. As we have already noticed its bruised leaves afforded a paste from which […]

Alvin Starkman – A Oaxaca Tour Operator & Mezcal aficionado

In December 2015 I was privileged to meet Alvin Starkman. He is a businessman and tour operator in Oaxaca who I believe truly appreciate the city and the people of Oaxaca and the mask out industry. He owns and operates Casa Machaya Oaxaca a B&B and if you want to know about Mezcal he is […]

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)