Tequila Aficionado | Sipping Off the Cuff | Mezcal Hacienda de Bañuelos (formerly Los Potrillos)

  Mike Morales and Matt Mettras of Tequila Aficionado review Mezcal Hacienda de Bañuelos, formerly known as Los Potrillos Mezcal, on Sipping Off the Cuff.    

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Buyer Beware: Demand Responsible Mezcals

Oaxacan Mezcal Brands: Evaluate Owners, Reps & Others in the Industry By Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D. The mezcal industry, in the state of Oaxaca in particular, has had its recent issues, most of which have been noted in print and through gossip networks. They’ve  come to the fore primarily in Mexico and in those American … Read moreBuyer Beware: Demand Responsible Mezcals

Sipping Off the Cuff | Scorpion Mezcal Barril Karwinski [Transcript]

MIKE: Hi you´re watching Sipping Off the Cuff on Tequila Aficionado.com. I´m Mike Morales, here in San Antonio that gentleman over there…   RICK: Rick Levy in San Diego.   MIKE: Rick and I have been just beside ourselves enjoying – we´ve been going through the Scorpion Mezcal Variety Pack. This is like Oaxaca in … Read moreSipping Off the Cuff | Scorpion Mezcal Barril Karwinski [Transcript]

Sipping Off the Cuff | The Lost Explorer Mezcal Joven

THE LOST EXPLORER MEZCAL is a collaboration with Proyecto Humo and master mezcalero, Don Fortino Ramos Florean. It was grown, harvested and distilled on the edge of San Pablo Huixtepec, Oaxaca in the Zimatlán District—situated some fifteen hundred meters above sea level in the Central Valley. San Pablo Huixtepec is roughly equidistant from Oaxaca City and … Read moreSipping Off the Cuff | The Lost Explorer Mezcal Joven

Women In the Mezcal Industry: Barbara Sweetman

The First Time Barbara Sweetman has single handedly given more people in the world their first taste of mezcal. Click To Tweet I first met Barbara Sweetman, Vice President of Caballeros, Inc., and International Sales Manager of Scorpion Mezcal, and now, Sierra Norte Whiskies in March 2011. I was visiting the infamous Nightclub & Bar … Read moreWomen In the Mezcal Industry: Barbara Sweetman

Tequila vs Mezcal: The Director’s Cut

Skepticism and Terror In early June 2017, I was interviewed via email by VinePair’s conscientious staff writer, Nickolaus Hines, on whether I thought that mezcal could “…Grow its way to the Mainstream Without Losing its Roots.” Skepticism usually sets in whenever we’re approached for quotes by writers attempting to compose complex articles about the plight … Read moreTequila vs Mezcal: The Director’s Cut