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8 Things You Should Know About Del Maguey Mezcal

8 Things You Should Know About Del Maguey Mezcal

After years of low-quality imports and instantly regrettable “shooters,” agave spirits like tequila and mezcal are ascendant in America. Between 2005 and 2015, the volume of mezcal sold in the United States grew by 279 percent, according to International Wine and Spirits Research. Bars like Brooklyn’s Leyenda, the Pastry War in Houston, and Baltimore’s Clavel […]

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Can Mezcal Express Terroir?

Can Mezcal Express Terroir?

If you’re familiar with wine, you’ve likely come across people who swear by terroir, the French word that roughly translates to “a sense of place.” You’ve also probably come across people who swear that it’s all marketing (or maybe you’re one of these people). But terroir, in its broadest sense, isn’t restricted to wine.

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6 Mezcals to Smoke Up Your Margaritas

6 Mezcals to Smoke Up Your Margaritas

In a time when our nation seems to be divided about nearly everything, there’s still one thing we can totally agree on: We all love margaritas. Margaritas are the perfect combination of salty, sweet, and fantastically fruity. But what about those times when you aren’t feelin’ the fruit? Swap out that tequila with Mexico’s smoky signature […]

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7 Mezcal Producers You Should Try Right Now

7 Mezcal Producers You Should Try Right Now

You don’t have to have an uncle in Mexico to get a good bottle of mezcal anymore. Tequila’s smoky cousin is now in bars and select liquor stores across the country — if you look hard enough. Mezcal’s popularity has skyrocketed in recent years, but it’s not a new spirit. It’s been made for hundreds […]

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