Tag Archives: Oaxaca

Booze Travel Destinations You Need to Go To

Booze Travel Destinations You Need to Go To

Were you aware that there’re places in Mexico that don’t have even one Señor Frogs? And, if you think that’s crazy, wait for this: people still travel there… and you should too. Done reeling? Good. Now, book your ticket to Oaxaca, where an American expatriate Grateful Dead fan named Alvin runs a tour company that’s […]

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• Bartenders petition to protest proposed Mexican tequila regs

Bartenders petition to protest proposed Mexican tequila regs

IN THE WAKE of Internet “blackouts” protesting SOPA and PIPA (anti-piracy legislation currently before the U.S. Congress), a smaller, but no less passionate regulatory protest has been circulating among the world’s bartenders this weekend: Legislation sitting before the Mexican government. NOM-186 as it is called, is designed to tighten naming and production of regionally delineated […]

• ‘Ilegal Mezcal’ is really legal mezcal to be precise

‘Ilegal Mezcal’ is really legal mezcal to be precise

A small-batch version that doesn’t beg to be chugged by frat boys. Contrary to its name’s licentious implications, Ilegal Mezcal is one of the few intoxicating exports from Mexico that isn’t illegal. The cheeky branding is actually just an homage to New York-born owner John Rexer’s days hustling back and forth across the Mexican border […]

• One's man's take on Mezcal…the new vodka?

One's man's take on Mezcal…the new vodka?

Tequila’s lesser known sister, mezcal, is beginning to find popularity in the world of artisan cocktails. While related to tequila — in as much as it’s distilled from agave — there are some key differences between the two. Similar but different This article from Southern California Public Radio offers up a good overview of the […]

• Del Maguey and the glories of mezcal

Del Maguey and the glories of mezcal

“There’s mezcal and there’s Del Maguey. You may have heard me talk about Del Maguey mezcals and the line’s founder, Ron Cooper, in the past. A session with the gentle yet passionate Ron (like his mezcal seminar at 2010 Tales of the Cocktail) is an experience you’re not likely to soon forget. Even the way […]

• Oaxaca Drive to Wineries, Wine & Cheese Tastings in Querétaro

Oaxaca Drive to Wineries, Wine & Cheese Tastings in Querétaro

It’s a 6.5 hour drive from Oaxaca to a central Mexico region known for its vineyards, wineries, and tastings of boutique wines and locally produced cheeses. Who would have thought that there’s a grape growing region in Mexico aside from the vineyards in Baja California, and that it’s accessible to tourists visiting Oaxaca for a […]

• Going to Oaxaca? Here's a glossary of drinks so you know what to order

Going to Oaxaca? Here's a glossary of drinks so you know what to order

Drinks in Oaxaca: Alcoholic, Fermented, Juice, Water, Soda & More