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More and more Americans are getting into mezcal, and that’s good news for a new generation of artisanal farmers and producers.

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Making Pueblo Viejo Tequila Orgullo Añejo Viejo requires hard, back-breaking manual labor and high tech machinery. Beautiful skies, though.


nikkivargasAlberto Martinez, an agave farmer and mezcal distiller in Oaxaca, makes his traditional liquor the old fashioned way. Nikki Vargas (photo) has the story.


Australian foodsters Sugars of the World made this video to promote Agave Sugar, and its birthplace, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

tequiladrinksI stare at my third tumbler full of tequila,

looking at it like I did the other two,

with reverence at this golden,

earth-bound ambrosia,

aged a year or more in old whiskey barrels… [Mas…]

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Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio launches own tequila brand

by EresNerd July 2, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from BOCADECACA, AZ) Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arapio is launching his own brand of tequila, Arpaio Viejo, he told random diners at Gallego’s Mexican Cafe here yesterday. “I demand high standards for my office and my tequila,” Arpaio told the restaurant full of retirees from states that aren’t Arizona. “I was dissatisfied with […]

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Food safety cops spot mysterious (Mexican?) CACA ‘intruder virus’

by Barney Asada June 11, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON) The anti-import National Food Safety Workshop (NFSW) here claims a dangerous foreign food virus is infecting Caucasian-American digestive systems nationwide. The comida cops say the virus is spread by manipulating the DNA of four foods native to Mexico — chiles, avocado, corn and agave. “We’re calling it the CACA Virus,” says NFSW […]

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