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04 May

Did you know that agave, or maguey, the plant that mezcal is derived from, is NOT a cactus, but is more closely related to the asparagus?

Or that there is a Filipino connection to mezcal?

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18 March

Charming and familial, the palenques of Oaxaca reveal the heart of mezcal production.

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14 March

In a recent Forbes article, food writer Shayna Harris discusses the difficulties of small producers of mezcal to navigate several rough circumstances that came down on them at once in the past year.

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16 February
01 January

Mezcal has grown to worldwide fame, especially in the past 10 years. “Even in Mexico, the embrace of mezcal outside of its origin states came slowly. Gonzalo Goût, the 33-year-old co-owner and beverage director of mezcal destination Ticuchi in Mexico City, says, “For my grandmother, drinking tequila was something ranchers did. Then my mother and […]

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01 January

Along with the rise of mezcal in popularity worldwide has come the need to make sure its production is an ethical, sustainable practice.   If you are interested in supporting sustainable practices, make sure to look into the brands you would like to purchase to see how they are produced. What is their relationship to […]

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01 January

Both are distilled alcoholic drinks from maguey made in Mexico. But tequila is only from blue agave, and is made in the Mexican state of Jalisco, while mezcal can be from thirty different species of maguey, and is made in several states – but most prominently in the southern state of Oaxaca. The most essential […]

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