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Mezcal Production in Oaxaca – More Mezcal is on the Way! by Alvin Starkman

The Maturation of Palenques and Mezcal Production in Oaxaca, 2015: Migration, Certification, Expansion    Alvin Starkman, M.A., J.D. Every two weeks or so I’m asked about the change in the number  of artisanal mezcal distilleries, or palenques, in and around the central valleys of Oaxaca, given the dramatic rise in the spirit’s global popularity over […]

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The Montelobos Mezcal Project

[After The San Antonio Cocktail Conference held in January, 2015, Tequila Aficionado Media caught up with Dr. Iván Saldaña, producer of the upstart mezcal, Montelobos, a partnership project with the makers of Milagro tequila.  A featured speaker during the conference, here’s our in-depth discussion held at the bar of the lavish Westin Riverwalk Hotel.] La Anatomia del Mezcal In Dr. […]

A look into The Tequila Lover’s Guide to Mexico and Mezcal

Originally Posted on Tequila Aficionado March 2, 2001 A look into The Tequila Lover’s Guide to Mexico and Mezcal  By Alexander Pérez TequilaAficionado Magazine Editor A must-have addition for all tequila and mezcal aficionado libraries Click To Tweet After selling out of his first book by 8 thousand copies, Lance Cutler has indulged us again […]

Sipping Off The Cuff: Real Matlatl Mezcal Reposado

Mike & Alex taste and discuss  Real Matlatl Mezcal Reposado. Find Real Matlatl online here. Real Matlatl on Facebook and Twitter.       Brands of Promise LIVE Broadcast On Saturday, March 28, at 7:00 PM Central Time, the Tequila Aficionado 2014 Brands of Promise Award Winners will be announced LIVE online on Google Hangouts. […]

Sipping Off The Cuff: Sombra Mezcal

Mike & Alex taste and discuss Sombra Mezcal. Brands of Promise LIVE Broadcast On Saturday, March 28, at 7:00 PM Central Time, the Tequila Aficionado 2014 Brands of Promise Award Winners will be announced LIVE online on Google Hangouts. Join Us on Google Hangouts Click here to go to our event page and feel free […]

Sipping Off The Cuff: Mestizo Mezcal Anejo

Mike & Alex taste and discuss Mestizo Mezcal Anejo. Find Mestizo Mezcal online here. Mestizo Mezcal on Facebook & Twitter.   Brands of Promise LIVE Broadcast On Saturday, March 28, at 7:00 PM Central Time, the Tequila Aficionado 2014 Brands of Promise Award Winners will be announced LIVE online on Google Hangouts. Join Us on […]

Sipping Off The Cuff: Mestizo Mezcal Reposado

Mike & Alex taste and discuss Mestizo Mezcal Reposado. Find Mestizo Mezcal online here. Mestizo Mezcal on Facebook & Twitter. Brands of Promise LIVE Broadcast On Saturday, March 28, at 7:00 PM Central Time, the Tequila Aficionado 2014 Brands of Promise Award Winners will be announced LIVE online on Google Hangouts. Join Us on Google […]

Sipping Off The Cuff: Mestizo Mezcal Blanco

Mike & Alex taste and discuss Mestizo Mezcal Blanco. Find Mestizo Mezcal online here. Mestizo Mezcal on Facebook & Twitter. Brands of Promise LIVE Broadcast On Saturday, March 28, at 7:00 PM Central Time, the Tequila Aficionado 2014 Brands of Promise Award Winners will be announced LIVE online on Google Hangouts. Join Us on Google […]

Sipping Off The Cuff: Wahaka Mezcal Joven Ensamble

Mike & Alex taste and discuss Wahaka Mezcal Joven Ensamble.     Wahaka Mezcal Joven Ensamble 40% ABV (80 Proof); 50% Espadin / 25% Tobalá / 25% Madre Cuishe Our Joven Ensamble is what maestro Beto calls “a marvel” — a pure and magical blend of Espadín (50%), Madre-Cuishe (25%), and Tobalá (25%) that literally […]

Sipping Off The Cuff: Wahaka Mezcal Madre Cuishe

Mike & Alex taste and discuss Wahaka Mezcal Madre Cuishe. Wahaka Mezcal Madre-Cuishe 42% ABV (84 Proof); 100% Madre Cuishe Like all great mezcales, Madre-Cuishe’s flavors are a product of its terroir. Subtly herbaceous, with a hint of freshly fallen rain, this rare, wild-harvested agave often grows in the low-lying volcanic terrain of Oaxaca’s Central […]

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