This episode covers sexual and asexual reproduction in agave plants. We explain the anatomy of its inflorescence, pollination and genetic clones. Read More
We cover the growth mechanism of agave plants including CAM photosynthesis and we discuss various morphologies of the leaves and spines. Read More
The first episode of our three part miniseries covers agave taxonomy and nomenclature.
Lorena Terán Ibarra
is the director of Copita Project for El Buho Mezcal where she leads the regenerative agriculture and educational programs. Initiated by the founders of El Buho, the Copita Project seeks to replenish and preserve the balance of the natural environment while planting cultivated and semi-cultivated agaves. Read More
Félix Hernandez Monterroza and his wife Adriana Correa are the co-founders of Agua del Sol. Fred Sanchez is the founder and managing partner of Bad Hombre Importing. We learn why they are committed to providing affordable traditional spirits to their communities and the important roles the maestr@s play within them. Read More
Martha Garza Vazquez joins us to talk about Cuero Viejo Mezcal, seasonal bottlings, the diverse ecology of Nombre de Dios and the magic that surrounds the region.
Gabriela Badillo joins us to talk about her animated project 68 voices 68 hearts, an animated series of Mexican indigenous stories told in their native language.
We talk to Asis Cortés about the history of mezcal in Matatlan and his newest project, Mezcal Dixeebe. Read More
Rion Toal joins us to discuss Maestros del Mezcal, promoting traditional mezcal, and agaves of Oaxaca. Read More
We discuss the story of La Luna mezcal, agaves of michoacan, building a modern vinata and much more. Read More
Niki is a co-founder of Neta Spirits, Leo reps PM Spirits who import Neta. We talk agaves, Miahuatlán, tequio, and distillation. Read More
Scott Rosenbaum of T. Edward Wine and Spirits joins us to discuss building a spirits portfolio, terroir, and the agave spirits market. Read More
*Links to resources we discussed (updated regularly) We check in with Ferron to discuss how the agave spirits community is responding to COVID 19, Mezcalistas' new virtual programming, and her recent trip to Michoacan. Read More
A two-part series featuring Elisandro Gonzalez Molina of Tosba Mezcal. We learn the origin story of Tosba, from growing up in a small mountain village to having a full production palenque with a robust cultivation and reforestation program. Read More
Jason Paul Cox, owner of Cinco Sentidos joins us to discuss the brands' origin, the new Mixteca collection and his latest project, an agricole-style rum. Read More
Dalton Kreiss & Hanna Woodside of Maguey Melate share their story. We talk about their agave spirits subscription club and why highlighting the producer is as important as the spirit. Read More
Tess tells us about her recent trip to Michoacán. We talk Cupreata Agaves, production styles and particular traditions that surround the spirit.
German discusses his mezcal brand, Lágrimas de Dolores. We talk Durango, Cenizo agaves and production process. Read More
Ferron introduces us to some of the women mezcal producers she interviewed in Oaxaca and Durango. Read More
Mariah and Alex discuss Banhez mezcal, the co-op model, their signature blend, bats and so much more! Read More
Jay Schroeder discusses his new book, Understanding Mezcal . Read More
Noah talks about his love of Espadins, the flavor profiles of different agaves and gives us an insiders view on curating a mezcal menu. Read More