I was running out of time and options on a story in Tequila and so, on a whim and with a prayer, I went to La Capilla where some new friends - and a couple drinks - set me back on the path.
What do the Alps taste like? Amaro makers stuff 'em in a bottle.
The agave market has been stuck in a deeply unstable cycle for decades. I went to look behind the scenes for Punch.
Roads and Kingdoms just won a James Beard award for the Publication of the Year and called out my story on mezcal as one of their favorite pieces in their first five years.
I'm excited to dive into a new, local project. Thanks, Telluride Arts!
Mezcal on National Geographic --> http://www.nationalgeographic.com/people-and-culture/food/the-plate/2017/01/mezcal-tequila-agave-cultivation-oaxaca-mexico/?sf53950279=1
A dispatch on Roads and Kingdoms about sotol.
60db interviewed me about mezcal:
Mezcal has a long tradition but has recently sprung into the spotlight of the hip, bringing together the global cosmopolitan elite and subsistence-farming, Zapotec-speaking mezcaleros.
Full story at --> http://roadsandkingdoms.com/2016/mezcal/
A nice tear from Nat Geo's The Plate:
After reading a San Miguel Sheriff's report about the potential impact of the Rainbow Family of Living Light, I went to a Gathering of the hippies, dirty kids and travelers in Norwood and they gave me pancakes --> http://bit.ly/2bnbYPW
“My husband was a golfer and he’d much rather have a hole at Pebble Beach named after him but, instead, he’s got a divot in my front yard,” said Jane Dillard, resident of America's first archeologic subdivision.