Nov
19
2017

The Alchemist: Smoke and spirits

The Alchemist: Smoke and spirits    Westender

Mica Rousseau, head bartender at Four Seasons Mexico City, pours out samples at a mezcal master class at the Four Seasons Resort and … While tequila is almost entirely produced in Jalisco, mezcal is produced in nine regions in Mexico, some 85 per cent of it in Oaxaca. Each has different terroir, and the mezcals from each taste dramatically different.   In part that’s because 80 to 90 per cent of mezcal production relies on wild yeasts for fermentation. These are the yeasts that live in the environment; there is no way to replicate their flavours anywhere else in the world…

Nov
18
2017

Restaurant coming to the Banks

EXCLUSIVE: Here’s the newest restaurant coming to the Banks

…A Columbus-based taco and tequila restaurant that boasts itself as Sauza tequila’s biggest account in the Midwest is the newest restaurant to sign at the Banks, entering the first floor of the new AC Hotel by Marriott…

Nov
18
2017

Turkey and tacos for everyone

Turkey and tacos for everyone     Los Angeles Times

Jonathan Gold reviews Tacos & Mezcal, a restaurant which is, you guessed it, a kind of boozy Oaxacan taqueria… The new place, from a chef known for her mole experimentation, serves, you guessed it, tacos and mescal…

Nov
18
2017

Damian Alcazar on Mexican Tequila and Mezcal

‘Narcos’ Actor Damian Alcazar to Narrate Doc on Mexican Tequila and Mezcal (Exclusive)    Hollywood Reporter

…The doc explores the the rich cultural heritage of tequila and mezcal in the nation that created it, Mexico, and the people trying to protect it for the future. From the alluring red highlands of Jalisco to the rugged green mountains of Oaxaca, the film follows three producers – Carlos C. Camarena, Graciella Angeles Carreño, and Aquilino García López — as they distill agave…

Nov
17
2017

25 Tequila / Mezcal Terms

25 Terms Every Tequila And Mezcal Drinker Should Know    Supercall

Even if you’re fluent in Spanish, reading a bottle of mezcal or tequila can be confusing. Here are 25 terms you need to know to drink your agave spirits …

The statement “To be labeled tequila, an agave spirit can only come from Tequila in the state of Jalisco.” is incorrect.  Although it is true most tequila comes from the state of Jalisco. It can legally be produced in four other Mexican states.

Nov
17
2017

Herradura Tequila Tasting For Tacolandia

Facebook Live: Herradura Tequila Tasting For Tacolandia from Cabo Flats at Dolphin Mall     Miami New Times

Herradura is the official exclusive tequila sponsor of Tacolandia, pouring complimentary margaritas in VIP and offering margaritas and shots for …

Nov
16
2017

Tequila aged in Scotch casks

Would You Drink Tequila from Scotland?   Food & Wine

uwa tequila

Courtesy of UWA Tequila

Opening a tequila company in Scotland sounds a bit absurd: … The (UWA) brand’s blanco and reposado is set for release by the end of this month. To produce this barrel-aged tequila, UWA had to send Scotch casks from its home in Scotland all the way to the city of Tequila where the company “works in collaboration with a leading Mexican tequila distiller.”

Nov
16
2017

Tequila & Taco Bar on Old World 3rd

7 great reasons to check out Cantina Tequila & Taco Bar on Old World 3rd

OnMilwaukee.com

Cantina boasts a collection of over 100 tequilas, including higher end sipping varieties like Milagro Unico, Classe Azul and Jose Cuervo La Familia…

Nov
13
2017

Reservas de la Biosfera Mezcal

Reservas de la Biosfera Mezcal Review   Cocktail Enthusiast (blog)

… a new limited-release mezcal from Mezcales de Leyenda…  Reserves de la Biosfera pays homage to Mexico’s national parks, and a certain amount of its proceeds will be directed to the “conservation of regional cactacea” (the cactus family)…

Nov
13
2017

More Mezcal & Tequila (Hollywood Blvd)

Mezcal and Tacos From Darren Crane and Adolfo Suaya   UrbanDaddy

Introducing Paloma, a sexy bar with a mission in life to bring really good tacos and really, really good tequila and mezcal to Hollywood Boulevard, now soft-open from Darren Crane and Adolfo Suaya and son…