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Dallas, Texas | Erstwhile Mezcal Tasting @ Total Wine & More

Join us at Total Wine & More in Dallas, Texas (Park Lane location) for free mezcal samplings and learning about different agave varietals, traditional mezcal production, and small producer families who keep this craft alive in Mexico. WHEN: November 7-10, 2023 TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM each day, Tuesday through Friday WHERE: Total Wine [...]

By |2023-11-03T13:55:37+00:00November 1st, 2023|0 Comments

Austin, Texas | Erstwhile Mezcal Tasting @ Total Wine & More

Join us at Total Wine & More in Austin, Texas (Lakeline location) for free mezcal samplings and learning about different agave varietals, traditional mezcal production, and small producer families who keep this craft alive in Mexico. WHEN: December 13-15, 2023 WHERE: Total Wine & More, 11066 Pecan Park Blvd Suite 117, Cedar Park, TX 78613 [...]

By |2023-11-15T03:54:10+00:00November 1st, 2023|0 Comments

Mastering Mezcal: Your Expert Guide to Selecting the Perfect Bottle

Agave spirits like mezcal, tequila, bacanora, raicilla, and tuxca have become increasingly popular, but the vast array of choices can be overwhelming for consumers and even seasoned agave spirit drinkers. With so many different brands, labels, and varieties, how do you know which to choose? If you're curious about the rich history, diverse flavors, and [...]

By |2023-11-23T04:06:53+00:00September 15th, 2023|News|0 Comments

Hurleyville, New York | Erstwhile Mezcal Tasting @ Decant Wine & Spirits

Calling New York Mezcal & Interior Design Lovers! Join us Saturday at 3pm, August 26 for a FREE mezcal tasting upstate at the gorgeous new Decant Wine & Spirits. Get ready for a summer weekend escape in the charming hamlet of Hurleyville, New York. Discover Decant – a brand new shop that just opened this [...]

By |2023-10-24T23:07:09+00:00August 17th, 2023|Comments Off on Hurleyville, New York | Erstwhile Mezcal Tasting @ Decant Wine & Spirits

Kansas City, Missouri | Erstwhile Mezcal Bar Takeover @ Mitch e Amaro

Join Mitch e Amaro and Erstwhile Mezcal in Kansas City, Missouri for a fun, convivial evening of cocktails and mezcal. The best selection of amaro, bitters, and barware in Kansas City, Mitch e Amaro is your go-to location where cocktail nerds get hard-to-find products and novices go to expand their horizons. WHEN: Thursday, June 1, [...]

By |2023-05-29T03:08:41+00:00May 25th, 2023|Comments Off on Kansas City, Missouri | Erstwhile Mezcal Bar Takeover @ Mitch e Amaro

Lenexa, Kansas | Mezcal Class & Tasting at Gomer’s of Kansas

Want to taste rare, limited-edition agave spirits and become a confident, informed mezcal connoisseur? Join Gomer's of Kansas for a fun, educational, and FREE evening of tasting and learning about different agave varietals, traditional mezcal production, and small producer families who keep this craft alive in Mexico. Led by Yuan Ji, founder of Erstwhile Mezcal, [...]

By |2023-05-17T21:46:59+00:00May 17th, 2023|0 Comments

Tallahassee, Florida | Erstwhile Mezcal Tasting @ Total Wine & More

Join us at Total Wine & More in Tallahassee, Florida for a mezcal tasting and learning about different agave varietals, traditional mezcal production, and small producer families who keep this craft alive in Mexico.   WHEN: Sunday, May 21, 2023 TIME: 12:30 PM – 6:00 PM WHERE: Total Wine & More, Village Commons Shopping Center, [...]

By |2023-05-17T21:30:41+00:00May 17th, 2023|0 Comments

Naples, Florida | Erstwhile Mezcal Tasting @ Total Wine & More

Join us at Total Wine & More in Naples, Florida for a mezcal tasting and learning about different agave varietals, traditional mezcal production, and small producer families who keep this craft alive in Mexico.   WHEN: Friday, May 19, 2023 TIME: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM WHERE: Total Wine & More, Promenade at Naples Centre, [...]

By |2023-05-17T21:24:32+00:00May 17th, 2023|0 Comments

Albuquerque, NM | Erstwhile Mezcal Bar Takeover + Yakitori @ Little Bear Coffee Shop & Wine Bar

Join Little Bear and La Rosa del Bosque in Albuquerque, New Mexico for a fun, convivial evening of cocktails, yakitori and mezcal. WHEN: Thursday, May 4, 2023 TIME: 6:00 PM MDT WHERE: Little Bear Coffee Shop & Wine Bar, 3123 Central Ave NE D, Albuquerque, NM 87106    

By |2023-04-27T20:55:08+00:00April 22nd, 2023|0 Comments

Albuquerque, NM | Erstwhile Mezcal Tasting @ Jubilation Wine & Spirits

Join us at Jubilation Wine & Spirits - Albuquerque, New Mexico's premier destination for wine, spirits, and craft beer - for a mezcal tasting and learning about different agave varietals, traditional mezcal production, and small producer families who keep this craft alive in Mexico. Tasting is $20 CASH on the day.  Your entrance fee can [...]

By |2023-04-28T01:13:22+00:00April 22nd, 2023|0 Comments

Santa Fe, NM | Erstwhile Mezcal Tasting @ Susan’s Fine Wine and Spirits

Join us at Susan's Fine Wine and Spirits - Santa Fe's premier destination for wine, spirits, and beer - for a free mezcal tasting and learning about different agave varietals, traditional mezcal production, and small producer families who keep this craft alive in Mexico. WHEN: Wednesday, May 3, 2023 TIME: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM [...]

By |2023-04-22T13:58:58+00:00April 22nd, 2023|0 Comments

Santa Fe, NM | Erstwhile Mezcal Tasting @ La Reina

Join us at La Reina - the agave-focused bar and cocktail oasis located inside El Rey Court - for an evening of mezcal tasting and learning about different agave varietals, traditional mezcal production, and small producer families who keep this craft alive in Mexico. Free to attend.  Tastings and flights are paid.  Must be 21 [...]

By |2023-04-27T19:54:52+00:00April 22nd, 2023|0 Comments

Kansas City, MO | Erstwhile Mezcal Tasting & Live Music @ Tannin Wine Bar & Kitchen

Calling Kansas City lovers of mezcal, cocktails, and live music. On Tuesday at 6 pm, May 9, 2023, join us at Tannin for a fun evening tasting of Erstwhile Mezcal while enjoying a live ensemble performance by Beau Bledsoe. Matt Miller, Erstwhile’s National Sales Extraordinaire, will be there to tell you about the families behind [...]

By |2023-04-22T14:02:36+00:00April 21st, 2023|0 Comments

Kansas City, MO | Erstwhile Mezcal Tasting @ Lukas Wine and Spirits

Join us at Lukas Wine & Spirits in South Kansas City, Missouri for a fun, educational, and FREE evening of tasting and learning about different agave varietals, traditional mezcal production, and small producer families who keep this craft alive in Mexico. WHEN: Friday, April 7, 2023 TIME: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDT WHERE: Lukas [...]

By |2023-04-09T15:32:30+00:00April 6th, 2023|0 Comments

Chicago, IL | Erstwhile Mezcal Tasting @ Spirit Hub

Join us at Spirit Hub in Lincoln Park, Chicago for a fun, educational, and FREE evening of tasting and learning about different agave varietals, traditional mezcal production, and small producer families who keep this craft alive in Mexico. WHEN: Saturday, April 22, 2023 TIME: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT WHERE: Spirit Hub, 2342 N [...]

By |2023-04-22T13:54:53+00:00April 5th, 2023|0 Comments

St. Louis, MO | Erstwhile Mezcal Tasting & Bar Takeover @ Grand Spirits Bottle Shop

Want to taste rare, limited-edition agave spirits and become a confident, informed mezcal connoisseur? Join Grand Spirits Bottle Shop in St. Louis, Missouri for a fun, educational, and FREE evening of tasting and learning about different agave varietals, traditional mezcal production, and small producer families who keep this craft alive in Mexico. Led by Yuan [...]

By |2023-04-22T13:55:00+00:00March 26th, 2023|0 Comments

Erstwhile Mezcal Tasting with Mike’s Wine and Spirits, Kansas City

Want to taste rare, limited-edition agave spirits and become a confident, informed mezcal connoisseur? Join Mike's Wine and Spirits in Kansas City, Missouri for a fun, educational, and FREE evening of tasting and learning about different agave varietals, traditional mezcal production, and small producer families who keep this craft alive in Mexico. Led by Yuan [...]

By |2022-10-20T19:31:35+00:00October 20th, 2022|0 Comments

2022 Phoenix Mexico in a Bottle

Come sample Erstwhile Mezcal's new mezcal releases at Mexico in a Bottle in Phoenix, Arizona! Join us as we celebrate Mexican craft spirits, wine, food, music and art at Walter Studios. This event is wildly popular and always sells out.  Don't wait. Get your ticket here today. When: Sunday, September 18, 2022, 4:00 PM – [...]

By |2022-07-15T02:49:10+00:00July 1st, 2022|0 Comments

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+00:00August 5th, 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 21st, 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+00:00April 12th, 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

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 11th, 2020|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 8th, 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 3rd, 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

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+00:00January 18th, 2020|0 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 |2023-11-20T20:47:51+00:00December 10th, 2019|News|2 Comments

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