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George Clooney and Rande Gerber Launch New Casamigos Mezcal

George Clooney and Rande Gerber Launch New Casamigos Mezcal | Agave and Mezcal | Scoop.it
Casamigos (of George Clooney, Rande Gerber, and Mike Meldman fame) added a new and exquisite spirit to its core portfolio: a joven mezcal made from 100 percent Espadin agave. And it is damn tasty.
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but I thought they already sold the business for X $ Billions

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Grilled Watermelon Margarita with Smoked Serrano Infused Tequila

Grilled Watermelon Margarita with Smoked Serrano Infused Tequila | Agave and Mezcal | Scoop.it
Sip on these Grilled Watermelon Margarita with Smoked Serrano Infused Tequila, a sweet smokey cocktail balancing adult flavors perfect for summer nights. 
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Tastes even better with naturally smokey Mezcal

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How the Tohono O'odham roast agave into sweet candy

How the Tohono O'odham roast agave into sweet candy | Agave and Mezcal | Scoop.it
I wanted to see a thousand-year-old roast. Since the days of the Hohokam, Arizonans have survived off the spiny succulents of the desert.
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Rating, ranking — and ruining? — Japanese sake | The Japan Times

Rating, ranking — and ruining? — Japanese sake | The Japan Times | Agave and Mezcal | Scoop.it
On Aug. 31, the Wine Advocate, a publication started by the influential U.S.-based wine critic Robert Parker, released its first "official" ratings guide t

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How long before the same happens to Mezcal?  It is certainly a connoisseurs paradise.

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Making tequila, harvesting a blue agave plant in Mexico

A jimador cuts down and prepares a blue agave plant to be used to make tequila. This video was taken in Mexico, April 2009. From the website ...
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Tough work

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Mezcal makers exhibit the increasingly popular relative of tequila

More than a hundred vendors and liquor connoisseurs gathered in Mexico City on Saturday for a tasting of the popular relative of the Mexican tequila - the ...
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On trend

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¡Salud!: The 5 health benefits of drinking tequila on Cinco de Mayo - Raw Story

¡Salud!: The 5 health benefits of drinking tequila on Cinco de Mayo - Raw Story | Agave and Mezcal | Scoop.it
5 Ways Tequila Can Become Your BFF For some, tequila brings back the worst spring break memories (or lack thereof) and while known for its super powerful liquid courage and killer hangovers, it also has great health benefits and hence, can become...
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In Search of the Blue Agave: Tequila Myths

In Search of the Blue Agave: Tequila Myths | Agave and Mezcal | Scoop.it
In search of the blue agave - the most comprehensive site on tequila online.

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Mezcal, Tobala, Tequila & Bacanora - Rare Agave Liquors of Mexico

A unique variety of agave elixirs seldom found in the United States. The Tobala, bottle number 10 of only 12 made and crafted from wild agave, is probably the ...
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Everybody loves Mezcal

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Mexican Distillers Fight Over the Word 'Agave'

Mexican Distillers Fight Over the Word 'Agave' | Agave and Mezcal | Scoop.it
Legislation in Mexico promoted by major tequila and mezcal producers would limit what spirits could be called agave-based and even limit the production of some agave-based spirits.

Via Frank Haddad
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5 Cocktail Recipes That Will Help You Love Mezcal | Serious Eats ...

5 Cocktail Recipes That Will Help You Love Mezcal | Serious Eats ... | Agave and Mezcal | Scoop.it
Often overshadowed by its more popular brother, tequila, mezcal doesn't usually get a fair shot. Maybe it's the smokey flavor that polarizes people, or the association with worms, but this often misunderstood spirit really makes ...
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6 Tequila Facts That Say it Like it is

6 Tequila Facts That Say it Like it is | Agave and Mezcal | Scoop.it
That magical day where North Americans all use a minor Mexican holiday as an excuse to gather around and drink margaritas has once again arrived! Here's a rundown of six quick Tequila facts that will sparkle your conversations.
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Savoy Royal - A Mezcal Amaro Cocktail - #11736 - Liqurious

Savoy Royal - A Mezcal Amaro Cocktail - #11736 - Liqurious | Agave and Mezcal | Scoop.it
Savoy Royal - a mezcal amaro cocktail: Savoy Royal - a mezcal amaro cocktail http://t.co/gnRrWUubnT #cocktail #mixology
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GEORGE CLOONEY ENTERS MEZCAL MARKET

GEORGE CLOONEY ENTERS MEZCAL MARKET | Agave and Mezcal | Scoop.it
Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney and his business partner Rande Gerber have added a mezcal to their Casamigos Tequila range priced at £44 a bottle.
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Review: Tequila Festival | The Mancunion

Britain's largest student newspaper.
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Get on the bandwagon

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Tequila and mezcal head to head

Tequila and mezcal head to head | Agave and Mezcal | Scoop.it
Los Arango ?Reposado? (35%, OB, tequila, 100% agave, 2010) - Mexcal Burrito Fiestero (40%, OB, mezcal joven, +/-2016) - XQ ?Blanco? (40%, OB, tequila, 100% agave, +/-2014) - Marca Negra ?Dobadan? (47.8%, OB, mezcal, single agave, +/-2015) - 2 ?Reposado? (40%, OB, organic tequila, 100% agave, +/-2016) - Del Maguey ?Pechuga? (49%, OB, mezcal, +/-2014) - 1921 ?Reposado? (40%, OB, tequila, 100% agave, +/-2015) - Derrumbes ?San Luis Potosi? (43.5%, OB, mezcal, +/-2015) - Mejor ?Pink? (40%, OB, tequila, 100% agave, +/-2016) - Papadiablo (47%, OB, mezcal, +/-2014)
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Mezcal rules

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Move over tequila, mezcal is on the rise

Move over tequila, mezcal is on the rise | Agave and Mezcal | Scoop.it
Mexican food has finally shaken off its image as boozy students’ blotting-paper of choice, so it was only a matter of time before the country’s spirits started to be taken seriously, too.
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Mezcal is the way...

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Mexico's artisanal Mezcal vies with Tequila for market share | LAC ...

Both drinks are made from agaves, cacti that are also known as magueys. But at least 51 percent of tequila must consist of steamed blue agave, while mezcal can be made from any variety and is roasted.
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Artisinal Mezcal does not vie with industrially produced tequila.  Artisinal Mezcal is not a volume game.

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Sustainability of the traditional management of Agave genetic resources in the elaboration of mezcal and tequila spirits in western Mexico - Springer

Sustainability of the traditional management of Agave genetic resources in the elaboration of mezcal and tequila spirits in western Mexico - Springer | Agave and Mezcal | Scoop.it
Abstract  Over the last 30 years, cultivation of Agave tequilana Weber var blue for industrial production of tequila, has generated soil erosion, chemical pollution, displacement of traditional food crops and traditional Agave landraces used for...
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So important for the future of this amazing spirit

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Tequila Vs Mezcal - What's the Difference?

http://www.abarabove.com/tequila-vs-mezcal/ What's the difference between Mezcal and Tequila anyway?
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And now you know

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Mezcal vs. Tequila: National Mexican Liquor Faces Stiff Competition

Mezcal vs. Tequila: National Mexican Liquor Faces Stiff Competition | Agave and Mezcal | Scoop.it
Tequila, the distilled alcoholic drink made from blue agave, is now facing sibling rivalry from its historically less appreciated relative, Mezcal.

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Tequila is Mezcal…only nowadays, what Mezcal is, is definitely not Tequila...

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Mezcal - Agave that is not Tequila - Episode#641

Richard Betts, of Betts & Scholl fame, teaches Gary Vaynerchuk about this 100% Agave spirit.
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To know is to enjoy

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Mezcal Zapotitlán

In Jalisco culturally and historically there is a tradition in the making of Agave Distill spirits, know as Mezcales. Tequila is a Mezcal. For unfair geo political and ...
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Who Invented Tequila? - Gizmodo

Who Invented Tequila? - Gizmodo | Agave and Mezcal | Scoop.it
Although tequila dates back only a few hundred years, people have long used the heart of the agave plant to make delicious, alcoholic beverages.
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Tequila is cool, but Mezcal is better

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What's the Difference Between Tequila and Mezcal?

What's the Difference Between Tequila and Mezcal? | Agave and Mezcal | Scoop.it
Before you knock back a shot of tequila or mezcal in celebration of today's holiday, let's get to the bottom of what each is and what distinguishes the two Mexican spirits from each other.
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An important note

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