Tahona Bar, San Diego | Erstwhile Mezcal Talk and Happy Hour

On Friday, October 1, 2021, please join Erstwhile Mezcal for Happy Hour at Tahona Bar in San Diego, followed by an intimate presentation and mezcal tasting of several rare small-batch expressions.   Tahona Bar’s tasting room is devoted to mezcal education, a mission shared by both Tahona Bar and Erstwhile Mezcal.  It is a place [...]

By |2021-09-27T00:43:53+00:00October 1st, 2021|0 Comments

Tahona Bar, San Diego | Erstwhile Mezcal (Virtual) Tasting

On Thursday 8 pm PT | 11 pm ET, September 24, 2020, please join Erstwhile Mezcal and Tahona Bar Tasting Room in San Diego, California for an intimate presentation and virtual mezcal tasting of three rare small-batch expressions -- Arroqueño, Tobalá, and Henequén- from mezcal producers Hortensia & Juan Hernández in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca Tahona [...]

By |2020-09-21T20:37:23+00:00September 24th, 2020|0 Comments

Part III | Why Is Mezcal So Dam$ Expensive in the United States?

Welcome to the third installation of Erstwhile Mezcal’s blog series, in which I share my firsthand experiences and takeaways on Why Is Mezcal So Dam$ Expensive in the United States. In Part I of this blog series, I observed that for Erstwhile’s first shipment of mezcals from Oaxaca to the United States, our production costs [...]

By |2021-05-16T20:27:42+00:00May 21st, 2020|News|6 Comments

Majestic Mezcal Virtual Tasting Party, hosted by the Crafty Cask

Join us on Thursday 6 PM Pacific time / 9 PM East Coast time, May 7, 2020 for a Mezcal (Virtual) Tasting Party, hosted by Suzanne Henricksen and Evan Rothrock at the Crafty Cask. Suzanne and Evan launched this series of virtual tastings to support craft wine & spirits makers and small craft businesses from around [...]

By |2020-05-03T19:56:33+00:00May 7th, 2020|0 Comments

Tahona Bar, San Diego | Erstwhile Mezcal Talk and Fundraiser for S.A.C.R.E.D.

On Thursday, March 5, 2020, please join Erstwhile Mezcal at Tahona Bar Tasting Room in San Diego, California for an intimate presentation and mezcal tasting of several rare small-batch expressions.   Tahona Bar’s tasting room is devoted to mezcal education, a mission shared by both Tahona Bar and Erstwhile Mezcal.  It is a place of [...]

By |2020-02-16T01:16:39+00:00March 5th, 2020|0 Comments

How to Pack the Mezcal Oven | Tips from Rey Arellanes Angeles, Santa Catarinas Minas, Oaxaca

Rey Arellanes Angeles, a skilled producer of ancestral mezcal, runs a tight ship in Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca. While Erstwhile Mezcal’s current lineup does not feature any mezcal made by Rey, my co-founder Kevin and I are his fans in our personal capacity as mezcal enthusiasts.  We have many of Rey’s distillations in our personal [...]

By |2021-07-11T06:29:19+00:00March 2nd, 2020|News|0 Comments

Prospect Wine Shop, Brooklyn | Mezcal Tasting & Education

On Friday 5:30-8:30 PM, February 28, 2020, join Erstwhile Mezcal and Prospect Wine Shop in Park Slope, Brooklyn for a FREE MEZCAL TASTING + MEZCAL EDUCATION Q&A.  Drop by for a chance to sample a rare Henequén mezcal — first of its kind in the US market, made from an agave native to the Yucatán [...]

By |2020-02-08T22:57:12+00:00February 28th, 2020|0 Comments

D.O.C. Wine Shop, Brooklyn | Mezcal Tasting & Education

On Wednesday 6-9 PM, February 26, 2020, join Erstwhile Mezcal and D.O.C. Wine Shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for a FREE MEZCAL TASTING + MEZCAL EDUCATION Q&A. Drop by for a chance to sample a rare Henequén mezcal — first of its kind in the US market, made from an agave native to the Yucatán —  [...]

By |2020-02-11T06:34:53+00:00February 26th, 2020|0 Comments

Yolo Wine & Spirits, NoHo, Manhattan | Mezcal Tasting & Education

If you were a Mezcal (or agave plant), would you be a Tepeztate or Tobalá? Come discover for yourself.  On Saturday 5-8 PM, February 22, 2020, join Erstwhile Mezcal and Yolo Wine & Spirits for a FREE MEZCAL TASTING + MEZCAL EDUCATION Q&A. Yolo Wine & Spirits 639 Broadway New York, NY 10012 This event [...]

By |2020-02-03T22:15:01+00:00February 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

Part II | Why Is Mezcal So Dam$ Expensive in the United States?

Welcome to the second installation of Erstwhile Mezcal’s blog series, in which I share my firsthand experiences and takeaways on Why Is Mezcal So Dam$ Expensive in the United States. In a previous post, I observed that for Erstwhile’s first shipment of mezcals from Oaxaca to the United States, our production costs account for only [...]

By |2021-07-11T06:34:31+00:00January 18th, 2020|News|2 Comments

Part I | Why Is Mezcal So Dam$ Expensive in the United States?

Ever wonder why some mezcals cost less than $50 per bottle, and others close to $150 and more?  Are the expensive bottles better?  And if so, in what ways? Before entering the mezcal industry, I had these same questions.  That was before my co-founder and I set forth to start Erstwhile Mezcal, an importing company, [...]

By |2021-07-11T06:29:47+00:00December 10th, 2019|News|2 Comments

2019 San Francisco Mexico in a Bottle

Come sample Erstwhile Mezcal‘s flagship line of 7 mezcals at Mexico in a Bottle in San Francisco!  Join us as we celebrate Mexican craft spirits, wine, food, music and art. This event is wildly popular and always sells out.  Don’t wait.  Get your ticket today. Date And Time: Sunday, November 17, 2019 4:00 PM – [...]

By |2019-10-11T17:01:00+00:00November 17th, 2019|0 Comments

2019 Washington DC Mexico in a Bottle

Come sample Erstwhile Mezcal's flagship line of 7 mezcals at Mexico in a Bottle in Washington, DC!  Join us as we celebrate Mexican craft spirits, wine, food, music and art in the stunning Mexican Cultural Institute. This event is wildly popular and always sells out.  Don't wait.  We will post link to ticket sales as [...]

By |2019-10-03T06:50:49+00:00October 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Bar Keeper, Los Angeles | Mezcal Tasting & Education

Want to sip delicious mezcals and enrich your mind? While admiring a curated, one-of-a-kind collection of vintage barware / glassware in Bar Keeper's beautiful space in Silver Lake, Los Angeles? So do we. Join us! Erstwhile Mezcal and Bar Keeper are hosting a free in-store mezcal tasting + informal mezcal education / Q&A. When: Friday [...]

By |2019-07-29T00:37:33+00:00September 27th, 2019|0 Comments

2019 Denver Mexico in a Bottle

Come sample Erstwhile Mezcal's flagship line of 7 mezcals at Mexico in a Bottle in Denver, Colorado! Join us as we celebrate Mexican craft spirits, wine, food, music and art at Finn's Manor. This event is wildly popular and always sells out.  Don't wait.  Get your ticket today. Date And Time: Sun, September 15, 2019 [...]

By |2019-09-02T03:31:38+00:00September 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Making Mezcal Clear – Seminar @ Binny’s, Lincoln Park, Chicago

This Friday 6-8 PM, August 16, join us at Binny’s Lincoln Park location (1720 N Marcey St, Chicago) for a MEZCAL SEMINAR with Yuan Ji, co-founder of Erstwhile Mezcal, on the social and production complexities of Mezcal. Ticket link: http://bit.ly/Binnys_Mezcal_Seminar_August_16 Seating is limited. Grab your seat today before we run out of space! What topics [...]

By |2019-08-12T06:40:13+00:00August 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Why Is Mezcal So Dam$ Expensive? – Seminar @ Moreno’s Liquors, Chicago

Hello Chicago! Ever wondered, Why Is Mezcal So Dam$ Expensive? We know we have. Let’s follow the money. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Join us Wednesday 7-8:30 PM, August 14 at Moreno's Liquors for a mezcal seminar on this exact topic. We'll be sampling beautiful mezcals from Oaxaca too. Click here for ticket link. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Featured image: from an [...]

By |2019-08-12T06:31:46+00:00August 14th, 2019|0 Comments

Encima Mezcal Bar, Philadelphia – An Evening of Mezcal Flight, Mexican Street Food, and Spirited Conversations

Join us at Encima Mezcal Bar, in the heart of Rittenhouse Square, for a mezcal-fueled evening of conviviality, delicious bites, and spirited conversations! Only 30 seats available.  Get your ticket here today before event sells out. We are preparing a feast for you. You choose your adventure: juicy tacos, zesty elotes, or piping hot tamales, and [...]

By |2019-08-01T02:16:06+00:00August 7th, 2019|0 Comments

Chauvinism and Gender Bias in the Mezcal Industry

Recently, I had a disturbing but thought-provoking experience with a discussion thread on Reddit. It occurred to me that the problems underlying my experience are not limited to the mezcal industry, and may manifest themselves in other industries as well. I want to share what happened and how I responded, in case my fellow entrepreneurs [...]

By |2021-07-14T22:33:49+00:00July 22nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Erstwhile Mezcal + BBQ | Sunday Asado at Colonia Verde

Last Sunday (June 16, 2019, which also happened to be Father’s Day), we made our mezcal debut at Colonia Verde’s sold-out Sunday Asado.  Although the event was only three hours long, the turnout, incredible energy and all-around good vibes were free flowing and permeated Colonia’s Verde lovely Brooklyn backyard from the get-go.  We had a [...]

By |2019-06-26T04:31:29+00:00June 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Juice Box Wine & Spirits | Erstwhile Mezcal Tasting & Education

Erstwhile Mezcal and Juice Box Wine & Spirits in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn are hosting a free in-store mezcal tasting + informal mezcal education seminar.  Drop by for a chance to sample some incredible rare mezcals from Erstwhile! […]

By |2019-06-01T04:07:43+00:00June 1st, 2019|0 Comments

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