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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.

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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:

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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

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

Corn Whiskey Made in Oaxaca: Move Over Mezcal

Whatever took so long, about 10,000 years in the making:

Alvin Starkman - Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca

Added by Alvin Starkman on September 23, 2016 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Mezcal in Oaxaca: Its Impact on Tourism Based on Mexico Travelers' Perceptions

Is mezcal tourism really having a significant impact on travelers' perceptions of "the best" relative to what's happening in the rest of the country?  Here's an analysis based upon the travelers choice awards for 2016…


Added by Alvin Starkman on April 11, 2016 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Mezcal Bars in Oaxaca: Has the Number Reached the Saturation Point?

Here's my most recent article, about why Oaxaca has not yet reached the saturation point for its mezcalerías, with no end in sight.

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Added by Alvin Starkman on March 30, 2016 at 7:48am — 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!

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

Dreamweaver Inn For Sale

Dream Weaver Inn-Rocky Point(Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico) - Inn Reviews - TripAdvisor…


Added by George Puckett on July 9, 2014 at 4:22am — No Comments

Relatively New Mexico Magazine Features Oaxaca and Mezcal in Summer 2014 Issue

Read the articles including several about Oaxaca, including mezcal, in the most recent issue of All México, here, and soon on newstands somewhere:


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Added by Alvin Starkman on July 6, 2014 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Books on Mexico 15 Day Sale Ending 6/15

This Sale Ends Tomorrow-6/15-Father's Day at Midnight

We call it our Hotter Than July book sale. Believe me,…


Added by George Puckett on June 2, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

Mexico's First Cruise Ship Home Port Ceremony in Rocky Point

I attended the large ceremony last week, on January 29th, the State of Sonora's Governor and other distinguished guests were here to give their support, comments on the economic impact etc. It was very informative. I shot a video of most of it, and took many photos. Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point is getting back on the map. In fact for years, the Tucson and Phoenix TV stations covered the weather in Rocky Point, "it's a great day to run down to Rocky Point for the weekend", you would hear. That…


Added by Robin Miller on February 4, 2014 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Mezcal and Sustainability in Oaxaca

Here's a link to my most recent musing about mezcal and pulque in Oaxaca, and sustainability, this one loaded with some really neat photos.  Hope you enjoy.


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Added by Alvin Starkman on December 15, 2013 at 5:09pm — No Comments

Mexico-More Expatriate Insights, the Sequel

Good morning,

I just want to have you view a short video about my latest book. It's actually by me and a few of my friends.

Free Download Days for More Expatriate Insights, the Sequel - YouTube

Download it for free after viewing this very short video. The download link is in the description box below the…


Added by George Puckett on November 2, 2013 at 9:40am — No Comments

Mexico's Mezcal Capable of Competing on the World State with Compexity and Nuances of Scotch

Here's a recent lengthy, well-researched article dealing with the potential for mezcal to overtake tequila and compete with scotch in the spirits market:


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Added by Alvin Starkman on October 7, 2013 at 11:45am — No Comments

Healthcare for Expats in Mexico: The Real Nuts & Bolts, Including Options and Hardfast Numbers

Here's a link to a brand new article about healthcare options for ex-patriots living in Mexico, with real numbers from real fact situations.  Learn the cost of national and international catastrophic medical insurance plans, the cost of IMSS coverage, and even the cost of a hip replacement using your own money.



Added by Alvin Starkman on September 27, 2013 at 10:27am — No Comments

Holistic Healing in Baja ~ Casa de Belvaspata

Please check out my new project and funding campaign! This has been a vision for many years!  I share this in hope of support from the Mexican & Ex-pats community and the nearby border countries. Please feel free to share with any and all who you feel could play a role in bringing this to manifestation or those who would gladly share it with others! :) Thank you! ~ Christina Treviño…


Added by Christina Trevino on September 2, 2013 at 9:06am — No Comments

Pairing Chocolate Truffles with Mezcal in Oaxaca

Yes, Mexican chocolate truffles and mezcal do combine well.  Check out what goes well with what based on my review of a recent maridaje:


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Added by Alvin Starkman on August 31, 2013 at 4:35pm — No Comments

The New "All Mexico Classifieds" Website

Mexico-My Space Classifieds is no more. It has been replaced by Everything else is the same. In other words, you post listings the same way and you use the same…


Added by George Puckett on May 28, 2013 at 8:29pm — No Comments

Revisting Mezcal & Pulque Production in Oaxaca as Sustainable, Green Industries

Here's a link to my latest article about mezcal and pulque production as environmentally friendly Mexican industries.  It augments and synthesizes earlier writings on the topic:


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Added by Alvin Starkman on May 10, 2013 at 11:16am — No Comments

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