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Book Review: Mezcalla: Tradición y cultura del mezcal michoacano, by América Minerva Delgado Lemus.

Book Review: Mezcalla: Tradición y cultura del mezcal michoacano, coordinated by América Minerva Delgado Lemus. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana. (2020) Seven years ago, the late, legendary …

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Book Review: El Vino de Cocos en la Nueva España by Paulina Machuca

Book Review: El Vino de Cocos en la Nueva España: Historia de una Transculturación en el Siglo XVII by Paulina Machuca. El Colegio de Michoacán …

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D.O. or D.O.n’t? Part 2: Sustainability in Mezcal with Dr. Ignacio Torres García

This post is the second in an ongoing series focusing on Mexico’s Denominations of Origin. The first is here. Denominations of Origin (DOs) are regimes …

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Mezcal Regulatory Council Sanctioned, Fined by Mexican Government

Mexico’s Secretariat of the Economy (SE) has sanctioned and fined the Mezcal Regulatory Council (CRM) for “deceptive, abusive” practices over the past three years. In …

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D.O. or D.O.n’t? The Case of Jalisco (Part 1: Raicilla)

This post is the first in an ongoing series focusing on Mexico’s Denominations of Origin. Denominations of Origin (DOs) are designations intended to identify and …

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Petit Bourgeois Pandemic Blues

This blog post was supposed to be the first in a series about the limitations of the mezcal, raicilla and tequila Denominations of Origin. However, …

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My New Favorite Tequila – That Isn’t a Tequila

My new favorite tequila isn’t really a tequila, legally. It was made by a man whose family has been making tequila for centuries longer than …

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A month in the agave life

I’m about to share some very intimate details of my life with you. Well, kind of. I’m an extremely private person, despite the intensely social …