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...
Ready for Tucson’s Agave Heritage Festival?

Ready for Tucson’s Agave Heritage Festival?

I’m excited to be heading to Tucson next week for the local Agave Heritage Festival because of all the luminaries involved and, well, it’s Tucson and I’m excited to explore the desert. As much as California is agave country, the Sonoran Desert is an...
Durango is not Oaxaca, and that is just fine

Durango is not Oaxaca, and that is just fine

This is the second of a series of pieces about the mezcal scene in Durango by Tess Rose Lampert. Be sure to check out her first overview piece here. There is no denying Oaxaca’s unique magic, especially when it intertwines with the local mezcal traditions. It is...