The SOMM Journal

Learn how to pair chocolate with mezcal like a pro. Kim Haasarud of Garden Bar PHX, Abel Arriaga of Compa Spirits, and Michelle Zimmerman of Curating Taste present six amazing agave + cacao pairings in this article for The SOMM Journal, including Erstwhile Tobalá (2021 Ancestral Limited Edition) - one of Kim's favorites!

By |2023-04-06T17:55:08+00:00April 6th, 2023|Comments Off on The SOMM Journal

Go Solo

Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in food and beverage but unsure what to expect? Then read up on Go Solo Magazine's interview with Yuan Ji, Co-Founder and CEO of Erstwhile Mezcal.

By |2023-02-27T18:30:18+00:00December 23rd, 2022|Comments Off on Go Solo

Inner Wealth

In this episode of Inner Wealth podcast, Nicole Cacal (Founder of Forbes Ignite) speaks with Yuan Ji (Founder of Erstwhile Mezcal) about applying her legal expertise to advocacy efforts on behalf of independent mezcal producers in Mexico, serving others through your business, and the iterative process of uncovering your company’s mission.

By |2022-08-03T22:22:33+00:00August 3rd, 2022|0 Comments


Drizly, North America’s largest e-commerce alcohol marketplace, spotlights Erstwhile Mezcal as one of the most popular AAPI-owned brands in this article for BevAlc Insights. Sales of AAPI-owned brands across Drizly have grown by 60 percent from 2020 to 2022 – reinforcing the growing importance of diversity and brands' core values in the alcohol space.  

By |2023-04-06T17:59:57+00:00May 4th, 2022|Comments Off on Drizly

Legends Behind the Craft

In this episode of Legends Behind the Craft podcast, Drew Hendricks speaks with Erstwhile founder Yuan Ji about the importance of authenticity in building a brand, preservation of family traditions in mezcal production, and digital marketing to bring awareness to small family-owned mezcal producers.  In this bonus Special Tasting Series episode, Drew and Yuan sit [...]

By |2022-09-06T18:25:23+00:00October 9th, 2021|0 Comments

Rabbit Hole

In this article for Rabbit Hole magazine titled "The Mezcal Invasion", B. Alexandra Szerlip does a deep dive into mezcal's history and Erstwhile Mezcal’s mission to partner with small, independent family-owned producers and bring their craft to international markets for the first time.

By |2021-07-05T06:16:42+00:00January 24th, 2020|Comments Off on Rabbit Hole


Foodboro, in this article celebrating women entrepreneurs in the food & beverage industries, interviews Yuan Ji (founder of Erstwhile Mezcal) for her outlook and advice for fellow women entrepreneurs in male-dominated industries.

By |2020-11-22T17:43:35+00:00February 28th, 2019|Comments Off on Foodboro

Heritage Radio Network | Why Food? Podcast

Goodbye Big Law.  Hello Mezcal.  In Episode 46 of Heritage Radio Network's Why Food? podcast, co-hosts Jenny Dorsey and Ethan Frisch interview Yuan Ji, founder of Erstwhile Mezcal, on her decision to leave a successful legal practice in order to start a company with a mission of connecting small, independent producers in Mexico with global [...]

By |2021-09-10T13:48:36+00:00June 7th, 2018|Comments Off on Heritage Radio Network | Why Food? Podcast

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