I was recently at Mexico in a Bottle, the “biggest, baddest” mezcal tasting event in North America put on by the Mezcalistas team of Susan Coss and Max Garrone. Gilbert Marquez of Mezcal Ilegal was also there. For those of you not familiar with Ilegal, just know this… they’ve made […]
He’s young, only 25 years old, but he’s loaded with confidence. When I met Victor Miguel Garcia he was working five nights a week pouring mezcal and mixing drinks at […]
The other day I had a group of people with me from the states here in Oaxaca. A couple of them wanted to try a few different mezcals, so off […]
Mexico has a much more diverse history of distilling spirits than most people realize, even tequila aficionados. [Here] I offer five of my favorites, each unique and among the very best booze of their kind in the world.
I arrived in Oaxaca and was waiting to receive my luggage when I noticed him. I just didn’t know who he was. Also waiting for his luggage was a guy wearing a jacket emblazoned with the Convite Mezcal logo. I approached him and introduced myself and soon learned I was […]
I sent a note to Bricia Lopez of Guelaguetza Restaurant in Los Angeles a few years back asking if she could connect me to a guy making mezcal in San Dionesio Ocotepec who I had heard about. I was doing some writing for the Multi Cultural Cooking Network and wanted […]
Traveling for weeks at a time in Mexico, it’s hard not to think of home here in Las Vegas. The struggle for me is that almost as soon as I […]
A while back I did a post on the teachers unrest in Oaxaca. One of the people who saw it and connected with me was Susan Coss of Mezcalistas. As […]