Spirited women

Just back from the San Antonio Cocktail Conferences (my recap is here) where I was able to attend some terrific seminars helmed by a few leaders in the industry, who happen to be women. I say it like that because I am becoming increasingly uncomfortable with how...

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...
Five years and still growing

Five years and still growing

This past Sunday Mexico in a Bottle had its fifth birthday in San Francisco with more than forty brands, more than two hundred expressions of mezcal (plus some tequilas, rums, and other Mexican spirits), great food from local restaurants, and cocktails. Let’s...
An adobe brick building brigade

An adobe brick building brigade

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to talk to Richard Betts of Sombra Mezcal about the company’s foray into making adobe bricks from mezcal by-product. The idea is pretty simple, use viñaza and bagasso from mezcal production to make adobe bricks. Of course...