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Added by ANDREA MIRANDA on March 23, 2016 at 9:46am — No Comments

Lawyers and Career Alternatives: Mezcal Tours in Mexico

An interview with me was recently conducted by a bright young woman interested in what lawyers who do not want to practice law can do to fulfill their lives.  Move to Mexico and conduct mezcal tours?  You got it.  Here it is:

http://www.legalnomads.com/2016/03/mezcal-alvin-starkman.html

Alvin Starkman - Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca

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Added by Alvin Starkman on March 6, 2016 at 10:28am — No Comments

GREAT author interview!

Got this GREAT interview feature on the blog of James Moushon. You can see from looking at that it's very complete, with book and video links. But what really impressed me about James was that the questions he asked me were obviously "custom" to me and work, not a stock list. Have a look at what interviews should be like.…



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Added by Linton Robinson on December 2, 2015 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Add These Lovely Lady Authors to Your Reading List

 Carmen Amato

 These Ladies are Authors of fiction and non-fiction about Mexico. Can you name them? They are, starting at the top: Carmen Amato, &…

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Added by George Puckett on November 14, 2015 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Presenting These Four and More

This is Mexico, presented through the eyes of some of the top Female Authors on the scene today. Among these talented Authors are, Jinx Schwartz, Ann Hazard, Carol Merchasin, CM Mayo, Carmen Amato,…

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Added by George Puckett on November 14, 2015 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Cliff Diver

Carmen Amato writes about a female Detective in Acapulco, Emilia Cruz. They have to be unique, Emilia Cruz and Carmen…

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Added by George Puckett on November 11, 2015 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Mezcal in Oaxaca: Dogmatism Amongst the "Experts"

Here's my most recent article about mezcal in Oaxaca, centering upon the overly dogmatic commentaries and opinions of some of the "experts" in the industry:

http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Dogma-of-Mezcal-in-Oaxaca:-Are-the-Experts-Harming-the-Industry?&id=9218603

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Added by Alvin Starkman on November 4, 2015 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Mezcal in Oaxaca in 2015: Production, Certification, Migration and Expansion

Here's a link to my most recent article about Oaxacan mezcal production, dealing with the impact of the dramatic rise in the spirit's popularing and the impact of that upon production, migration and certification:

http://www.casamachaya.com/blog-posts/category/mezcal-in-oaxaca-2015

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Added by Alvin Starkman on July 31, 2015 at 8:02am — No Comments

Mexico by Motorcycle: An Adventure Story and Guide - Book Review

Read my book review, just published, of Mexico by Motorcycle:  An Adventure Story and Guide, by William Kaliher.  This book is for all Mexicophiles!

http://ezinearticles.com/?Mexico-by-Motorcycle:-A-Book-Review&id=9075437

Alvin Starkman - Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca (http://www.mezcaleducationaltours.com)

Added by Alvin Starkman on June 22, 2015 at 5:26pm — No Comments

How Mezcal Production in Oaxaca is Responding to Increased Worldwide Demand

Here's my latest article about Oaxacan artisanal mezcal production, published on the Tequila Aficionado website:

http://tequilaaficionado.com/?p=12737

Alvin Starkman - Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca

Added by Alvin Starkman on June 9, 2015 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Punta Arena F-1

 

Here’s a brief video of a new listing that would be perfect for someone moving to Cabo as well as a vacation home.

 

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Carol Billups is Broker/Owner of Cabo Realty Pros. She has enjoyed working with both buyers and sellers for over thirteen years and still thinks hers is the best job on earth.…

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Added by Carol Billups on December 24, 2014 at 11:32am — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Tis the Season…. For Chocolate

 

People sometimes ask “Don’t you miss the changing of the seasons?” No, I don’t miss COLD at all! And besides, we have plenty of seasons here in Cabo San Lucas. Obviously we have high season, windy season, turtle season and whale season (we won’t mention hurricane season just yet). And we’ve got Chocolate…

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Added by Carol Billups on December 3, 2014 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Mezcal Tosba from Oaxaca Will Surely Surpass NPR Podcast Expectations

Here's my latest article based on a recent visit to the Mezcal Tosba palenque in remote San Cristóbal Lachirioag:

http://www.oaxaca-mezcal.com/alvins-blog/category/tosba-mezcal

Alvin Starkman - Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca

Added by Alvin Starkman on November 22, 2014 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Mezcal Bars (Mezcalerias) in Oaxaca, Mexico

Here's a link to an article published today about Oaxaca's mezcalerías or mezcal bars, including name, address and a synopsis about each one:

http://www.oaxaca-mezcal.com/alvins-blog

Alvin Starkman - Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca (MR)

Added by Alvin Starkman on October 20, 2014 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: 10 Reasons to Cabo NOW

Facebook is breaking my heart. On one hand I see wonderful postings about how every man, woman and child is working their buns off in the clean-up/recovery effort and what great strides they…

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Added by Carol Billups on September 29, 2014 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Are We Confused Yet?

Yikes what a day! I’ve been working the phones trying to find the earliest flight home and it’s a mad-house. None of the airlines seem to be taking reservations yet, but they all have a different idea of when the airport will re-open. It’s taken all day to compile this, and I figure there may be someone else who needs the info, too, so I might as well post it. I plan on checking daily… it will be interesting to see how it…

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Added by Carol Billups on September 25, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Lessons Learned After the Worst

We were prepared for a storm, not a natural disaster. As anyone reading this probably knows Cabo was trashed on Sunday night, September 15, 2014, by Hurricane Odile. On Saturday we went to bed with the prediction of a near miss by a Category 1 hurricane. When we woke up on Sunday the prediction had been changed: a direct hit by a Category 4. By that time there was really not much to do but maybe buy more food and stress.…

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Added by Carol Billups on September 24, 2014 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Podcast Sample Interview

George Puckett Podcast September, 2014

Q&A WIth Alvin Starkman of Oaxaca

 “Our target audiences are Tourists and people interested in retiring to Mexico. Some of those interested in retirement will also be…

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Added by George Puckett on September 15, 2014 at 3:06am — 1 Comment

Living in Los Cabos: Stormy Weather Part 3

 

There’s no doubt about it. Getting ready for and actually making it through the storm are a lot easier than living with the after-math. Now is when we need to address the damage.

 

Obviously the first priority is any injuries; that must be the first focus. The reason you got…

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Added by Carol Billups on September 2, 2014 at 2:20pm — No Comments

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