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...
Tequila in name only?

Tequila in name only?

The latest experiment in making a tequila outside of the appellation comes to us courtesy of Clayton Szczech who, when he’s not guiding agave spirits tours, operating his bar La Cata in the town of Tequila, or consulting on various agave spirits projects, has...
Is tequila a mezcal?

Is tequila a mezcal?

No, tequila is just mezcal’s mellow cousin. Joke! As surprising as it may sound, that question keeps cropping up and recent developments in the tequila and mezcal worlds make for a renewed conversation. You’re asking the wrong question It may be trite but...
The Blue Gold Rush is on

The Blue Gold Rush is on

Driving around Amatitán last week one thing was clear. If there’s any arable land, even the most liminal, there is blue agave growing in it. Roadside shoulders, a patch of dirt between rocks, under fruit trees, let alone open fields – it if wasn’t...