The other week I wrote a piece about a collaboration between Mezcal Tosba and a new brand out of New Mexico called Doña Tules. I had a chance to follow up on the story with the man behind the New
A funny little thing passed across my desk this morning and had this happened BC (before Coronavirus) I would have flagged it and gotten back to it eventually. But with more time on my hands I can actually read more
I know, it's not a mezcal but we'll be writing more about the expanding world of Mexican spirits so hang onto your hats and all your parsing. DAKABEND is the latest label from Tosba makers Edgar Gonzales-Ramirez and Elisandro Gonzalez
Puns and seasonality aside I really am stunned by the leaps in mezcal world design. Bottle shapes and label design have always expressed the awesome creativity seeping out of Mexico but now people are creating all sorts of other containers. This last trip to Oaxaca presented me with two: Hopefully this article will prompt still others. Rest assured I'm also working on a piece specifically about label and bottle design so send me your thoughts on those fronts as well. For now I just want to talk about a few boxes. Wood boxes for alcohol have always been special.
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
We spent a very nice afternoon yesterday at the Ruta de Mezcal tasting in Tres' back room along with a lot of people we know in and around the industry as well as plenty of new faces. There were fantastic new haircuts,
A tremendous thanks to all of you who stopped by Sub-Mission Gallery this past Saturday for our Music.Art.Mezcal. extravaganza. It was a dream come true to organize an event like this. For me, I can't imagine mezcal existing in a
If you're in LA Wednesday, March 14th RSVP for a great event at Guelaguetza where Susan will show her photos, help with a tasting and La Piztola will unveil a mural.
One of the best things about going to palenques in Oaxaca is it usually means traveling to some of the most beautiful parts of the state. It also means traveling on some pretty rough roads, but more on that later. I