Agave Fiesta

Agave Fiesta Saturday, April 30, 2022 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hotel Congress, 311 East Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701, United States $50 | 21+ This annual signature event showcases all things agave, including presentations, over 50 artisanal and ancestral mezcals, and agave cocktail specials. Enjoy live music from Frontera Bugalú (El Paso) and DJ [...]

By |2022-04-17T21:24:55+00:00April 30th, 2022|0 Comments

Agave Fiesta VIP Borderlands Jazz Concert

Agave Fiesta VIP Borderlands Jazz Concert Saturday, April 30, 2022 6:00 PM  9:00 PM The Century Room, 311 East Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701, United States $40 Ticket includes choice of agave inspired cocktail or neat mezcal pour (sip it, don't shoot it!) 21+ Amilcar Guevara Latin Jazz All Stars joins Diana Pinzon (Zinacantán Mezcal), Yuan [...]

By |2022-04-17T21:19:27+00:00April 30th, 2022|0 Comments

Juan Abel Quiroz Agustín: Master Mezcalero

Master Mezcalero Juan Abel Quiroz Agustín prefers to go by “Abel”. Born and raised in Santa María Sola where he still resides, Abel saved for years before achieving the dream of building his own palenque next to his house. Santa María Sola is a municipality in the district of Sola de Vega, in the [...]

By |2021-07-05T20:22:06+00:00June 26th, 2021|News|0 Comments

In Memoriam: Juan Hernández Méndez

Juan Hernández Méndez - our friend; Erstwhile Mezcal's partner producer; loving husband and father of four; skilled mezcal artisan from Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca - passed away on Sunday evening, September 27, 2020. We are drinking Juan's mezcal tonight to remember him.  We hope you are too. Where to begin?  Juan was kind.  Juan was welcoming.  [...]

By |2020-09-29T15:32:21+00:00September 29th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Tantris Sidecar, Erstwhile Edition | A Cocktail Down Memory Lane

It was winter, perhaps 2000 or 2001.  I would sometimes go to Chef Waldy Malouf’s (now defunct) Beacon in the evenings for a burger and a cocktail.  But the real treat was hanging out with the bartender Audrey Saunders. Audrey and I knew each other from the old AOL Online Spirits Boards where, before the [...]

By |2021-07-04T03:40:55+00:00May 27th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Tantris Sidecar, Erstwhile Edition

https://youtu.be/L-Yq2Ka2WM4 It was winter, perhaps 2000 or 2001.  I would sometimes go to Chef Waldy Malouf's now defunct Beacon in the evenings for a burger and a cocktail.  But the real treat was hanging out with the bartender Audrey Saunders. Audrey and I knew each other from the [...]

By |2020-10-24T19:20:42+00:00May 23rd, 2020|Cocktails, Recipes|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

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

The Anticuado

[amd-zlrecipe-recipe:6] This cocktail is smooth on the palate with a touch of creaminess, smoke, medicine, and spice. The creaminess can be adjusted by substituting the hard-to-find Bogart's Bitters with more common Angostura. A note on this marvelous glass. This is a stunning late 19th century Venetian art glass coupe designed by [...]

By |2019-12-07T04:08:06+00:00October 9th, 2019|Cocktails, Recipes|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

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

Erstwhile Mezcal’s Online Shop is Live!

Hello, fellow mezcal lovers!  We have some really exciting news to share with you.  You can now order Erstwhile Mezcal online directly from our website, and have your favorite mezcals shipped directly to your front door or to family / friends all over the country! To fully understand why this is such a big deal for us, consider Erstwhile [...]

By |2021-09-15T22:12:11+00:00June 25th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Sunday Asado at Colonia Verde

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16, 2019. Weather forecast predicts a perfect summer day in NYC. Still looking for the perfect Father’s Day gift?  How about treating your father, or the father(s) in your life, to an unforgettable afternoon of life-affirmingly delicious BBQ, mezcal, and scintillating conversation in Brooklyn. Are you intrigued?  Read on.  SUNDAY ASADOS [...]

By |2019-06-08T04:10:46+00:00June 16th, 2019|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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