We all know that agaves are truly inspirational plants. They live in dramatic arcs, not surprising given agaves' tragic origen love story of Mayahuel and Quetzalcoatl, so why there isn't more poetry written about them? I recently happened upon a
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
What happens when the world is forced to shut down and all of the usual gathering places and events to learn about agave spirits are shuttered? Well, we get creative and put together an online program platform of interactive talks
I received a fantastic anniversary gift, Las Nuevas Cronicas del Pulque y La Vagancia by Joel Castro. It’s an illustrated romantic story about being a vagabond in Mexico with pulque as liquid inspiration. These are the drunken writings and illustrations
Puns and seasonality aside I really am stunned by the leaps in mezcal world design. Bottle shapes and label design have always expressed the awesome creativity seeping out of Mexico but now people are creating all sorts of other containers. This last trip to Oaxaca presented me with two: Hopefully this article will prompt still others. Rest assured I'm also working on a piece specifically about label and bottle design so send me your thoughts on those fronts as well. For now I just want to talk about a few boxes. Wood boxes for alcohol have always been special.
What happens when you combine Lucha Libre, Tacos and Mezcal? We now have the answer - La Lucha de la Cocina! Mezcalistas is beyond excited to be working with La Cocina, one of the most amazing non profit organizations here in the Bay Area, and Pro Wrestling Revolution. This fundraising event will take place August 13th at Pier 70 in San Francisco.
That would be Ron Cooper of course. He has a show up at Franklin Parrasch right now. According to Ron they're a "continuation of 1965 light pieces." If you're interested in the subject dig into this book which was published
Recently I discovered Anna Bruce's photography because she covers our favorite subject, the world of mezcal, with great aplomb. We chatted about her photos over email. The interview is below with minimal editing for clarity. You can find our more
Why wear pajamas while reading Mezcalistas when you can wear our brand spanking new t-shirts instead? We have three prints in a multitude of colors. All are hand screen printed in the Mission and come in both male and female sizes.
A tremendous thanks to all of you who stopped by Sub-Mission Gallery this past Saturday for our Music.Art.Mezcal. extravaganza. It was a dream come true to organize an event like this. For me, I can't imagine mezcal existing in a