Trending: The House Mezcal

Trending: The House Mezcal

There is irony here. For eons in Mexico at bars and restaurants, most carried house mezcales, note lower case and not Mezcales. Someone usually had a connection through family or friends and offered them in glass or plastic jugs behind the bar. My early days in Oaxaca...

The San Antonio Cocktail Conference rundown

Just back from five days at the San Antonio Cocktail Conference – a fun and enlightening industry gathering that was simultaneously overwhelming and intimate. It was a great opportunity to connect with some of the key players in the industry and attend some very...
Is Teslaquila a disruptor?

Is Teslaquila a disruptor?

Just when you think you’ve reached peak tequila along comes this Teslaquila story to blow all your assumptions out of the water. The latest chapter was Elon Musk’s October 12th tweet: Visual approximation pic.twitter.com/sMn3Pv476Y — Elon Musk (@elonmusk)...
Mezcal’s global march

Mezcal’s global march

Just this week we clued into the existence of yet another new agave spirit that only confirms that where agave grows, distilling is always an option. Welcome Leonista, an agave distillate from South Africa which addresses the label question with “100% Karoo...
Mezcal Vago has a new partner

Mezcal Vago has a new partner

Word out of Tales of the Cocktail is that is was a stunning success under the new owners, which is good news for the industry. In addition to all of the awards news (congratulations Don Rogelio of Del Maguey!) there was also the usual chisme to sort through. Part of...