Impediments to Making Mexican Mezcal With Your Own Agave

Both aficionados of mezcal, and novices to imbibing the traditionally high alcohol agave distillate, at times consider making the spirit at home with their own crop of the succulent. While the idea is both novel and admirable, it has its difficulties and downsides. Just because it’s done in California and perhaps other states in the

Woodcarver in Oaxaca Transitions to Mezcal and Agave

San Martin Tilcajete is one of three villages in the southern Mexico state of Oaxaca known for carving and painting fanciful figures popularly known as alebrijes; mythical dragons and other animals, pieces with cultural or religious imagery, and more. Typically the men carve the figures out of a soft wood, copal, and the women paint.