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Artisanal Mezcal in Oaxaca Runs Risk of Falling into Mediocrity

Here's my most recent article exposing the risk for artisanal mezcal production in Oaxaca, if current trends continue:

http://tequilaaficionado.com/2017/03/31/artisanal-mezcal-in-oaxaca-25-years-hence-no-two-batches-are-different/

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Added by Alvin Starkman on March 31, 2017 at 8:30am — 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

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 tripadvisor.com travelers choice awards for 2016…

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Added by Alvin Starkman on April 11, 2016 at 6:12pm — 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

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

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

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

Oaxaca Mezcal Producers Seduce Sociedad de Mezcaleros on Southern Mexico Sojourn

My second article about the adventures of the secretive yet seductive Sociedad de Mezcaleros can be found here, outlining the March, 2013, mezcal tour / excursion, and the courting of the attendees by the spirit's producers and marketers:

http://www.casamachaya.com/1/category/mezcal%20society%20oaxaca/1.html

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Added by Alvin Starkman on April 5, 2013 at 9:48am — No Comments

24 Hours to Visit Oaxaca: What to Do and Where to Go

Sometimes tourists without any intention of visiting Oaxaca, usually those en route to the coast, get stuck in Oaxaca for a day or so.  Here's a suggested itinerary to make the brief visit enjoyable and jam - packed:

http://alvinstarkman.suite101.com/how-to-spend-24-hours-in-the-city-of-oaxaca-mexico-a407383

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Added by Alvin Starkman on May 9, 2012 at 1:27pm — No Comments

Oaxaca Culinary Tours

Just posting to advise that I and Oaxacan Chef Pilar Cabrera have just launched a new mini-business, Oaxaca Culinary Tours which provides personalized and custom - designed culinary tours of Oaxaca and its central valleys to small groups, families, and otherwise people who are aficionados of Mexican cuisine, Oaxacan food in particular.  Check out our website at http://www.oaxacaculinarytours.com. Options include cooking classes from one or more… Continue

Added by Alvin Starkman on January 1, 2011 at 1:59pm — 1 Comment

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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