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Mezcal Vago Tag

What happens when the world is forced to shut down and all of the usual gathering places and events to learn about agave spirits are shuttered? Well, we get creative and put together an online program platform of interactive talks

[caption id="attachment_25071" align="aligncenter" width="1500"] [media-credit name="Vago" link="http://www.masmezcal.com/mezcalvago/2017/12/8/tepeztatesierra-negra-8ljd2-9rsgb-y734b-33krw" align="aligncenter" width="1500"]Mezcal Vago Sierra Negra[/media-credit] A close up of Mezcal Vago's limited edition Sierra Negra bottle.[/caption]   Vago’s latest release, an incredibly small batch of Sierra Negra by Aquilino Garcia Lopez highlights smart and ethical behavior in the mezcal world. Each bottle that Vago releases is accompanied by a blog post that includes a highly detailed tech sheet that delves into everything you’d want to know about the bottle, the agaves and processes that produced it, and the people who made it. Dig into that, spend some time with it, think it over. All that information helps you put the scope of work that brought that bottle to you into perspective.

Almost 250 people braved the stormy elements last Friday in Baltimore out of their burning desire to see the special screening of Agave: Spirit of a Nation. Now granted, Baltimore is home to filmmakers Matt Riggieri and Nick Kovacic, but given the always packed house at Clavel, the love of agave is real in that town.

Word out of Tales of the Cocktail is that is was a stunning success under the new owners, which is good news for the industry. In addition to all of the awards news (congratulations Don Rogelio of Del Maguey!) there was also the usual chisme to sort through. Part of that included talk swirling around Mezcal Vago and some changes underway. After speaking with owner Judah Kuper today, I am happy to report that while the radio channel may have changed, the song remains the same (groan!)

The story of mezcal is one that deserves its own category of films. It has everything - gorgeous vistas full of saturated color, rich history full of myth and romance and opera-like drama with the incredible stories of the families that have been making mezcal for generations. The plot lines are limitless.

[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?

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