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Cinco de Mayo

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, a day that commemorates a Mexican army victory over the French in 1862, I decided to focus this weeks picks on Tequila and Mezcal instead of wine – twist! 594 more words

Wine Picks

Firestone Walker's Traveling Oak

For those of you who have been waiting for an update here, I’m terribly sorry but life has been busy to say the least. Until I have time to detail a great many things I’ve been working on here is a “stop-gap” release for you. 175 more words

Mezcal Festival Day 5: Minero, Del Maguey, 49%

The fourth and last mezcal from the bottle-share, the first one, is the ‘Minero’. The mezcal is produced in Santa Catarina Minas, a couple of miles south of Oaxaca. 407 more words

Bottle Share

Mezcal Festival Day 4: Del Maguey San Luis Del Rio Azul, 47%

Apparently there was a shortage of agave during 2000 to 2004. Since a lot of the agave used for mezcal is not cultivated but harvested from the wild, the guys… 435 more words

Bottle Share

Mezcal Festival Day 3: Del Maguey Chichicapa, 46%

Chichicapa is a small village a couple of hours south of Oaxaca, according to Del Maguey’s website. It’s strange since Google Maps doesn’t really pick up on it but does show a Chichicapa north of Oaxaca in the Tabasco. 391 more words

- Other Spirits

Mezcalistas Host SF Tasting to Honor Benito Juarez's Birthday

Benito Juarez is one of Mexico’s most celebrated presidents, but there’s nowhere in the country that holds him in as high esteem as his home state of Oaxaca. 106 more words

Oaxaca

Del Maguey Turns 20 and Tosba Takes Visitors for Tales

Some big news in the mezcal world this week. First off, a quickie: Del Maguey officially turns 20 years old on March 14. It was on that day in 1995 that American artist Ron Cooper officially kicked off what has turned into a veritable craze in the drinks world by importing the first of his beautiful Oaxacan mezcals into the US. 335 more words

Oaxaca