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
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
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
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
Lou Bank, founder of SACRED, discusses the not-for-profit, traveling with agave distillates and the blooming agave in Chicago’s Garfield Park Conservatory. 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
Rio is the producer and owner of Estancia Raicilla. We discuss agave species, production, distribution and the upcoming NOM debate. Read More
Chema gives us his perspective on educating guests from behind the bar. We talk agave farming, Filipino Stills and Panorama Mezcal. Read More
Justin explains his philosophy around building an agave spirits portfolio, consumer responsibility, Mezcal Tosba, and La Medida Mezcal. Read More
Tess Rose Lampert talks about her recent trip to Durango. We learn about the Cenizo agave, and she introduces us to Fabiola Avila, the Vinatera for Lagrimas de Dolores. Read More
In this episode Dave Lather discusses agave plants, their many uses, and their significance in pre-colonial Mexico, aguamiel, pulque and so much more! Read More
Tess talks to us about her experience in the mezcal world and what to expect if you go to one of her classes. She explains the etymology of the word mezcal and we discuss terroir. Hey Hey Agave is a podcast from TUYO NYC.