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Distillation of Mezcal in Mexico: Competing Theories Beyond Fermentation of Baked Agave and Aguamiel (Pulque)

Here's a recently published article explaining the three predominant theories of the history of distillation (i.e. mezcal) in Mexico: indigenous or foreign, coconut or agave, clay or copper stills.

Alvin Starkman - Mezcal Educational Excursions of…


Added by Alvin Starkman on June 15, 2017 at 6:24am — No Comments

Marijuana and Mezcal in Oaxaca: Pleasant Bedfellows

Here's my latest article about mezcal distilled with marijuana:

Alvin Starkman - Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca (

Added by Alvin Starkman on June 8, 2017 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Mezcal Boom in Oaxaca Spells the Education of Distillers' Children

Here's a link to a brand new article about the education of the children of artisanal mezcal producers in Oaxaca, how it came about and industry/family implications:,-Mexico&id=9656937

Alvin Starkman  - Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca (…


Added by Alvin Starkman on March 3, 2017 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Literature and Mezcal Pairing with Oaxaca Regional Cuisine Make Great Bedfellows

Here's a recent blog post from someone I finally met personally a couple of nights ago, combining his love for literary endeavours with his new-found passion for mezcal, explained within the context of his impression of a pairing evening (mezcal with Oaxacan food) we attended a couple of evenings ago.

Alvin Starkman - Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca

Added by Alvin Starkman on August 27, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments


Added by John K. Glaab, CIPS on July 11, 2012 at 11:35am — 1 Comment

Casa Machaya Oaxaca Bed & Breakfast Receives Highest Award from Tripadvisor

Thank you to all our guests who have stayed with us at Casa Machaya.  Because of you we have received the highest achievement award possible, the Tripadvisor 5-star Certificate of Excellence for 2012.  We keep striving to provide value-added service, so it's nice with our efforts pay off and…


Added by Alvin Starkman on June 30, 2012 at 9:31am — No Comments

A Photo Tour of 4 of Playa del Carmen's Hottest Beach Clubs

Playa del Carmen's main attraction is, of course, the beach. There is no better way to enjoy a day at the beach than relaxing at one of the many beach clubs Playa del Carmen has to offer.  Here's a peek at 4 of Playa's most popular beach clubs.


Wah Wah Beach Club is located at Calle 2 and the beach.  A great place to watch the game, hang out on the beach, eat brick oven pizza, drink margaritas and dance to live music. Wah Wah's has it all.…

Wah Wah Beach Club Playa del Carmen


Added by Michele Kinnon on June 16, 2012 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Burritos recipe Chicharron. Quick and easy mexican recipes.

Chicharron Tacos pressing.

Burritos recipe chicharrones.

Quick and easy mexican recipes for kids

The chicharron pressing is the leather pig,

or the skin of the pig.

In Mexico, we…


Added by Mirth Leal on January 25, 2012 at 2:34pm — 3 Comments

Seat belt, cell phone and speed limit laws enforced against drivers in Oaxaca

Alvin Starkman, M.A., LL.B.

Driving in Oaxaca, Mexico, became a little more difficult in September / October, 2009. That’s when federal, state and municipal governments actually began enforcing the law, at least in the City of Oaxaca and in parts of the central valleys. Until then rules of the road for driving in Oaxaca were on the books, but not enforced; or if enforced at all it was on a very sporadic basis.

As of autumn, 2009, the authorities have been out in full force… Continue

Added by Alvin Starkman on October 21, 2009 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Universal design and cohousing principles, as well as economic necessity, spur green housing project in Oaxaca, Mexico, for aging North Americans

Alvin Starkman M.A., LL.B.

At first blush David Hornick appears to be the most unlikely candidate to be spear-heading a housing development in the state of Oaxaca, one of the southernmost and poorest states in Mexico; his Spanish is sparse to be generous, until earlier this year he had never ventured to this part of the country, he’s never designed or built a home, and he’s lived virtually all his life in Schenectady, New York, leading a more or less typical, middle-class Jewish… Continue

Added by Alvin Starkman on July 13, 2009 at 9:20am — No Comments

Nuptials and baptism in rural Oaxaca, Mexico: the mandate of tradition

Alvin Starkman M.A., LL.B.

We usually think of weddings and baptisms as rites of passage we attend on separate occasions. But November 27, 2008, marked the celebration of both in San Lorenzo Albarradas: the nuptials of a couple in their early twenties, and the baptism of their three-year-old daughter. What resulted was a melding of highly organized custom characterized by extremes of indulging, giving, and all-out merriment.

San Lorenzo Albarradas (“San Lorenzo”) is a… Continue

Added by Alvin Starkman on June 12, 2009 at 6:53am — No Comments

Casa Machaya Oaxaca Bed & Breakfast

CASA MACHAYA OAXACA BED & BREAKFAST is unique among Oaxaca bed and breakfast accommodations in that we rent an entire spacious level of our modern yet traditionally styled Mexican home to only one set of guests at a time…a couple, family or individual (second rental unit available upon request). Completely private and with your own separate entrance, you’ll enjoy all amenities:

• fully equipped eat-in kitchen;

• landscaped patio with comfy lawn chairs, stone hand-hewn table… Continue

Added by Alvin Starkman on June 12, 2009 at 6:42am — No Comments

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