The Dia del Mezcalero Experience

The Dia del Mezcalero Experience

When I first heard about CNI Brands’ Dia del Mezcalero last year, I was equally curious and skeptical of what a trip to Oaxaca with more than 30 people in the industry could possibly be like. Rumor said rough, with all of the usual organizational issues that...
Can’t wait for the next Agave Heritage Festival

Can’t wait for the next Agave Heritage Festival

I can’t emphasize just how much fun I had at this past April’s Agave Heritage Festival in Tucson. I met a truly incredible assortment of people, learned more than I could have ever expected, tasted extraordinary things, and was introduced to a corner of the country...
A new Mexican adventure

A new Mexican adventure

It’s hard to believe that I am off to Mexico in a couple of days for some mezcal adventures. Advance planning always makes things seem so distant and then boom, the day of departure appears out of nowhere. A few months ago I was accepted into the Dia del...
Journey to the Sierra Mixe with Cuish

Journey to the Sierra Mixe with Cuish

There is nothing quite like the Star Wars soundtrack to make a journey from Oaxaca City to the Sierra Mixe more dramatic. It would have been a drive through the sierra like any other: the highway was closed so along the four hour drive we elevated from banana trees to...