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Details Location: Santa Catarina Minas, OaxacaAgave: Tobala, BicuisheMaestro Mezcalero: Germaín Arellanes ArellanesQuantity: 1330 litersLote: 60Bottle Number: 317ABV: 46%Tasting keywords: Pine, sweet water, granite.NOM: O129XBuy it today Nose Rich promos of roast agave, oceanic salt spray, with notes of lactic fermentation. Taste This ensemble is like the

Details Location: Santa Catarina Minas, OaxacaAgave: Tripón, Barril, BicuisheMaestro Mezcalero: Germaín Arellanes ArellanesQuantity: 302 litersLote: 63Bottle Number: 132ABV: 46%Tasting keywords: Roast agave, lactic, mineral.NOM: O129XBuy it today Nose There’s a touch of that distinctive lactic fermentation like pickle juice amidst the looming richness of

[media-credit name="Photo | Michael Skrzypek" align="aligncenter" width="1024"][/media-credit] We can hardly believe it ourselves, the final Mexico in a Bottle for the year happened and we are staring Thanksgiving in the face-- where did the year go?

[caption id="attachment_5862" align="aligncenter" width="450"] The Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C.[/caption] In the spirit of transparency, here's some background on how the whole idea of how Mexico in a Bottle - Washington,  D.C. came about:  DC is my hometown, but now, my immediate family lives with me on the West Coast. I miss DC, I miss my friends, and I really needed to come up with a reason to visit. Then there was a random meeting and conversation I had with Pati Jinich, the terrific Mexican chef, culinary anthropologist, and resident chef at the Mexican Cultural Institute in DC. She told me that the Mexican culinary scene in Washington was growing. A seed was planted and I told Max that DC needed to be on our shortlist of event cities for 2017.

It takes some cojones to throw a mezcal tasting in San Francisco during the annual SF Pride celebration. Add to that the historic Supreme Court decision on same sex marriage, a Giants home game, and the farewell Grateful Dead concert, and

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