OK, I am really behind. I hate when my MBA gets in the way of my PhD. So yes, I have been too busy to put up many posts, so I have some catching up to do. I also owe a strongly positive review to Matt Resler and Empellon here in NYC – the mezcal is strong with that one for sure! That post will be coming.
But for now, let’s talk about the Master Mezcalier Class that I attended in May. As you may know from prior posts, I was quite psyched to attend this course and start the process toward formal mezcal accreditation. (more…)
My wife and I went to the Spirits of Mexico Tasting recently at Agave in the West Village. Overall, it was a fine event which featured many tequilas and a handful of mezcals. However, I was a bit disappointed that there were not other Mexican, agave-based spirits that were represented. It would have been easy it seems to get a sotol there, as I can buy them at my corner liquor store (in fairness though, my corner liquor store is pretty adept at agave-based spirits since I am in the neighborhood!). Or how about some bacanora? Maybe the vendors have to buy their way in and the other Mexican spirits did not want to play? At any rate, it would be nice to see them expand beyond tequila and mezcal. (more…)