Category: Mezcal, Sotol, Bacanora, etc.

Drink Better Tequila And Mezcal

Why You Should Drink Better Tequila And Mezcal For Cinco De Mayo This Year   Forbes The much-discussed Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino has me genuinely frightened about Cinco de Mayo. The dessert-in-a-cup that the coffee …

Sombra Mezcal Pledges to Give

Sombra Mezcal Pledges to Give 1% for the Planet on Earth Day 2017   NEW YORK, Apr. 21 /CSRwire/ – Sombra Mezcal, an award-winning Mexican spirit made with organic agave, is pleased to announce certification as a business member of 1% for the Planet. Sombra will donate one percent of gross sales each year to […]

Efforts to protect future of agave

Chicagoans join Earth Day efforts to protect future of agave — and mezcal    Chicago Tribune Tequila is a distilled spirit from blue agave; mezcal is a distilled spirit from all kinds of agave, some wild, some cultivated. Tequila is a well-known …

Cheech Marin’s Guide To Mezcal

Cheech Marin Is Here To Give You A Gateway Guide To Mezcal It wasn’t all about history for Cheech, though. He was also excited about mezcal’s taste. He wanted to surprise people with a liquor as smoky as his film resume. The result? Tres Papalote Mezcal — which is unusually smooth, especially for a spirit […]

this Spirit Is More than Smoke

Two Premium Mezcal Releases Prove this Spirit Is More than Smoke San Luis Potosí ($80) is made by Juan José Hernández, using Salmiana agave cooked in traditional clay ovens. This resplendent spirit smells of freshly mowed grass and red pepper. Intense minerality is front and center on the mouth, with apple peel and gentle smoke […]

Two New Artisanal Mezcal Expressions

Mezcales de Leyenda Introduces Two New Artisanal Mezcal Expressions New York, NY (March 28, 2017) – Mezcales de Leyenda announces the expansion of its growing artisanal mezcal line with two new expressions sourced from Agave in two different Mexican states – Puebla and San Luis Potosí. With this introduction, Mezcales de Leyenda now offers five […]

Sample Mezcal at Agave Fest (Oakland)

Get a Taste of Potrero, Sample Mezcal at Agave Fest + Grab a Scoop at Fillmore’s New Salt & Straw  Free mezcal tastings, paired dinners, and guest appearances from some of the Bay’s best bartenders are all part of the festivities at Calavera’s second annual Agave Fest // April 18-23 at Calavera, 2337 Broadway (Oakland)…

Tequila, mezcal dinner (Albany)

Tequila, mezcal dinner set for 677 Prime   Albany Times Union (blog) Angelo’s 677 Prime in Albany will celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a dinner pairing nine plates of food over six courses with tequila and mezcal drinks. The meal is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, May 5, and priced at $100 per person, plus tax and tip. […]

Mezcal Amarás Experience Desert Festival

What Is Mezcal? Inside Oaxaca’s Mezcal Amarás Experience Desert Festival  By now most of us are acquainted with, if not all-out bewitched by, mezcal, the first alcohol of the Americas, the wine of the Aztecs, the ancient spirit … As darkness falls, neon art installations illuminate the spiky landscape and music begins to boom through the […]

Where to Drink Mezcal in NYC

Where to Drink Mezcal in NYC    Food & Wine And while many cocktail drinkers have long embraced tequila, just as many have become enamored with its fellow agave spirit, mezcal. Made using …