1. A virtual tasting
People like me and Mezcalistas co-founder Susan Coss organize remote tastings through Zoom all the time for groups big and small. We can cover the basics, cover specific areas, and tailor tasting to your needs. Just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Want to keep your palate fresh?
Try Madre Mezcal for a classic Oaxacan Mezcal in a beautiful bottle, the Rey Campero Tepextate for a mouth filling treat, or the Mazot Bacanora infused with Uvalama which brings you to another flavor level.
3. Clubs for people who like Mezcal
As the Agave Mix Tape’s name suggests, each edition comes with a mix but there’s also great packaging and background information.
Maguey Melate shares that affinity for production values and extras. In the past they’ve featured prints and ceramic cups but they always arrive with deep dives on the who, what, and where behind the bottles in the box.
4. Learn to cook while sipping
5. Get your morning started right
They have a bi-weekly subscription service or you can buy individual roasts from the farms that they work with.
6. Sip from craft
Mexico By Hand imports amazing Michoacan craft items that are all certified food safe which will also light up your table when you’re using them and your cupboard when you’re not. All of these pieces are hand made, each is a unique item with its own bit of heft and curve - you can’t get more unique than this.
If you’re thinking far enough ahead make an order from Collectivo 1050 Grados - a Oaxacan collective of ceramicists - which features stunning craftsmanship and delightful motifs.
7. Literary delights
As profiled in our Mezcal in Pop Culture article Under the Volcano is an under appreciated literary masterpiece. It’s also Mezcal soaked and a deep dive into the experience of Mexico that will reward literary seekers read after read.
8. Go whole hog
9. An experience that they’ll never forgot
Mezcalistas has a full line up of regions, tour guides, and the logistics to consider.