The mini explosion

The mini explosion

Since Silencio’s Cora Tang told me that their mini bottles were selling like hot cakes others in the industry seem to be headed the same direction. The sudden move to off premise sales means that everyone is scrambling to present mezcal in ready to take out portions....
A revolution in spirits?

A revolution in spirits?

COVID 19 is burning its way through the world, taking lives, ruining businesses, and keeping us all inside. It changed everything in the space of days. A week that started with full restaurants and bars quickly transitioned to dining at socially distanced tables. Then...
The virtual world of online mezcal tastings

The virtual world of online mezcal tastings

The move to virtual programming in the world of alcohol has been pretty impressive ranging from bartending demos and talks on Instagram to virtual happy hours to hosted Zoom talks and of course to our own Zoom series – Conversations in Agave. It is a great time...
Experiments in barrel aging

Experiments in barrel aging

The other week I wrote a piece about a collaboration between Mezcal Tosba and a new brand out of New Mexico called Doña Tules. I had a chance to follow up on the story with the man behind the New Mexico project, filmmaker Scott Andrews. A side benefit of sheltering in...
Spend your happy hour on the palenque

Spend your happy hour on the palenque

Today Wahaka Mezcal is launching a fun new approach to life in the time of Coronavirus. They’re launching a Zoom happy hour so that you can drink along with the founders and see what’s going on at the palenque.  Co-founder Raza Zaidi told me that it will...
Mini bottles to go with your cocktail

Mini bottles to go with your cocktail

El Silencio has a fun angle on life lived in isolation under the specter of Coronavirus, they’re selling mini 50ml bottles along with some cocktail inspiration. A close up of a Silencio 50ml mini bottle next to a Cactus Cooler with mezcal. As El Silencio’s...