Milpa

Milpa

La milpa is a traditional Mexican agricultural practice. Traditionally the major crops were beans, corn, tomatoes, peppers, and squash but can include many other local permaculture or perennial crops like agave, avocado, sugar cane, or potatoes. Each crop would either...
Moving the conversation forward

Moving the conversation forward

The post below comes from Khrys Maxwell, former agave educator with Tequila Fortaleza and frequent Mezcalistas collaborator. Most blind tastings are done to award points and medals all based upon someone’s preferences and sometimes, politics and money. I’ve had the...
Mezcalistas goes on a Tequila trip

Mezcalistas goes on a Tequila trip

The Fortaleza industry trip to Tequila has a reputation as one of the most fun ways to explore the agave-spirit focused region just outside of Guadalajara, Jalisco. After experiencing it for myself, I can see why. The trip was packed with educational distillery visits...
Agaves of Durango

Agaves of Durango

Each region has its own ecosystem with a unique set of endemic agave varieties. Durango, with more mezcal than ever in the market, is becoming a star region and undoubtedly people want to know more about the varieties found from this state. With plenty of sprawling...