So here is a cool thing I came across. In August of 2011, COMERCAM, among a few other sponsoring bodies, officially passed into Mexican Law a certification program to become a Master Mezcalier.
Now who wouldn’t want to be that??!! Master Mezcalier….let it roll off the tongue. Say it with me: Master Mezcalier. Feels good, right? If I was certified (some might say I already am), I’d be telling everyone I know. I’d be stopping people on the street. My 7yr old son would be telling other kids at school. My mom would be telling her neighbors. My wife’s nail salon would be abuzz. It would be sooo cool.
From the website www.mezcalier.com.:
The program consists of four ascending Levels of courses which need to be completed to attain the final title of Master Mezcalier. This certification program is targeted toward restaurant workers & owners, liquor store vendors, chefs, bartenders, mixologists, aficionados, press and anyone interested in furthering their professional education about the agave spirit Mezcal.
The course is taught by Doug French, who founded Scorpion Mezcal. I am sure he knows his mezcal.
They are probably going to do a class in NYC in late May, which I will attend for sure. Check out their website for other potential class locations. I look forward to meeting Doug, and moving down the path of becoming a Master Mezcalier…..