Conversations in Agave – June links

Conversations in Agave – June links

June might go down on record as the fastest month ever, though when we think of how the month began and where we are today, it feels like a lifetime. In the midst of all of the turmoil of the United States confronting the legacy of racism and the resurgence of...
Quarantine Book Series pt. 6: Protest Graffiti Mexico Oaxaca

Quarantine Book Series pt. 6: Protest Graffiti Mexico Oaxaca

This post is part of a series that began with cookbooks but now will include other types of books. On my mind amid the protests that have swept the country has been art, and specifically protest art, which like protest music can be such a force for creating unity and...
En memoriam – Don Aquilino García López

En memoriam – Don Aquilino García López

The mezcal family suffered an immense loss this week with the passing of Don Aquilino García López, patriarch of Mezcal Vago. From the Vago family: To those in the mezcal community, he was an absolute legend. To a lucky few, he was a friend. To us, he was Don...
Is it time for a Good Spirits movement?

Is it time for a Good Spirits movement?

It was 2007, and after years of toiling away in corporate America, I’d reached the end of my rope. It had been years since I felt I was doing anything meaningful or that mattered and I made a decision to walk away and “work in food”. I always had worked at...