In defense of tequila

Patricia Colunga has a provocative opinion piece in today’s La Jornada on tequila, NOM-186, and the battle over denominación de origen for agave distillates in Mexico. Update: Here’s a quick translation of Patricia’s piece by Elliot Heilman:  ...

Viva mezcal!

Here’s a nice clip from an upcoming documentary on traditional agaves in Mexico. It’s a good background on the topic and importance of agave diversity in Mexico. There’s a great presentation of the issues and debate over the Denominación de Origen...

NOM 186 update

There’s a new petition in the NOM 186 debate that we highly recommend you review here. There is also a new release in Spanish from one of the main groups opposing NOM 186 that we recommend reading.  We have reproduced it in full below but the synopsis is that...

Live stream of agave forum

If you’re engaged with the debate over NOM-186 and the politics of agave distillates in Mexico then take a look at the live stream of the Foro Nacional de Destilados de Agave meeting in DF.  We’re late on this one but video of the meeting has been archived...