When Lorena Carreño was growing up on her family’s San Dionisio Ocotlán hacienda she remembers some agaves on the property, but mostly she remembers sugar cane fields. While her grandfather and elder generations grew agaves and made mezcal, Carreño is
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Details Location: San Luis del Rio, Oaxaca Agave: A. angustifolia - Espadin. Maestro Mezcalero: Velasco Family ABV: 48% Tasting Keywords: Citrus, sugar cane. NOM: F369D Buy it today Nose This is like mainlining espadin, it's all agave sugar and lemon peel.
It was a whirlwind of a Oaxaca trip - not so much in time but in all that was done in two very short and long weeks. The pretext for the trip was a wedding - my first Spanish teacher in
I had a chance to check out the Maestros del Mezcal tasting in Oaxaca. It was completely focused on wild agaves (silvestres) and included a collection of live plants. There were some pretty amazing mezcals from small producers - from
There's much of interest in this 9 minute video documenting mezcal production in Zapotitlan beyond the classic romanticism of the people and landscape of Mexico and mezcal. The mezcal maker Don Macario Partida Ramos' discussion of the local agave is particularly
I was excited to learn that a little mezcaleria had opened inside of one of my favorite bars in Oaxaca – Txalaparta. The mezcaleria is only open during the day from 1 to 7pm but it's an extraordinary addition to
First of all, it’s great to be back in Oaxaca. There is the hot sun, warm evenings that lend themselves to long conversations into the middle of the night, over mezcal of course. The smell of fresh, hot tortillas, the