Blog | Spirits
Mezcal Week began four years ago with the very simple idea of promoting mezcal in all its glory for one whole week everywhere in the world. Each year we have doubled in size with last year more than 130 participants from around the world highlighting cocktails, pairings, talks, films and more.
The world of fermented and distilled beverages produce from members of the “agave family of succulents” has its own lexicon or special vocabulary that is easy to learn.
Tequila's women play a large role in the production of the spirit and have found a way to make a living through other crafty means as well.
“When George Clooney and Rande Gerber’s tequila company, Casamigos, sold for $1 billion last year, it begged the question: How did the once-humble swill become so swank? A trek through Mexico distills all.”
Close your eyes and take a journey with me south of the border through rolling hills gleaming of azul (blue) and oro (gold).
Put a little wildness back into your food and drink, and you will likely become healthier for it!
Did you know that extensive prehistoric landscapes of mescal fields underlie much of the Tucson Basin?
“Welcome to the Agave family!” was the way that late Arizona botanist Howard Scott Gentry used to greet aficionados of these wondrously-shaped and deliciously-tasting desert-adapted plants.