Ed Draves Samples… Wahaka Joven Espadin

Brand… Wahaka Category… Joven Espadin Origin… San Dionesio Ocotepec, Oaxaca Tasting Notes… Sweet nose with very little heat, signature mineral character joined by pleasant citrusy notes with a touch of smoke on the aftertaste that went on for several minutes.  The taste was pleasant and full, mostly concentrated in the […]

Dining with Dave… Tlayudas San Jacinto, Oaxaca

The tlayuda sometimes spelled clayuda, is a handmade traditional Mexican dish consisting of a large, thin, crunchy, partially fried or toasted tortilla covered with a spread of refried beans, asiento, lettuce or cabbage, avocado, meat, Oaxacan cheese and salsa. But the above description from Wikipedia is like saying Willie Mays […]

Ed Draves Samples… Real Matlatl Reposado

Brand… Real Matlatl Category… Reposado Origin… Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca Tasting Notes… Clean/golden straw color with a pleasant nose and some minor heat.  A little smoke blanketing some berry aromas with delicate flavors [no heat on entry and very smooth].  As can be expected, there is some wood and some smoke […]

Vacation in Mexico? Claro que si!

Your sick and tired of always visiting the family on your vacation. The kids are finally gone and you want to get away to someplace fun, exciting, and not too expensive. The problem is, where should you go?  It’s a question people frequently ask, and yet sadly, many will never […]