Imbibe Magazine and the 2023 Agave Heritage Festival Celebrate Gary Nabhan

You’d be hard-pressed to find an author who has done more to drive awareness of Tucson’s rich agricultural history than Gary Nabhan. He was instrumental in getting the city designated the country’s first UNESCO City of Gastronomy, playing a key role in turning his knowledge of the organization’s Creative Cities network

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Make the World a Better Place by Putting Agaves in their Appropriate Spot in Culture, Agriculture, and Food Systems

If Agave Spirits offers new hope for desert agriculture in the Southwest and Mexico, it is by imagining how important a variety of agave products--not just tequila and mezcal---will be in the future, IF they grow in ways that use less water and pull down more carbon than conventional crop

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We Want to Thank all of the Sons and Daughters of Agave Goddess who has Sustained the Thirst of Many Friends

Mexico is in Holy Week as is much of the world. As we near the release of Agave Spirits from WW Norton we want to thank all the "sons and daughters” of the Agave Goddess Mayahuel who has sheltered, sustained, and slaked the thirst of some many of our friends.

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We are Now Convinced that Agaves Will Help Our Evermore Thirsty World

Early Alert: Join me and my special guest Tequila Interchange Project founder David Suro at our first book signing for Agave Spirits at Velvet Elvis Restaurant in Patagonia April 26 Wednesday, time TBD.  Thank you, Cecilia, for helping us launch our Pan-American tour with mezcal tastings in your lovely La

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Drink Carefully to Save Agaves, Rather than Ways that Hurt or Diminish them

Over half of all the 215 species of agaves described to date are among those million species now threatened on the dry, wrinkled face of this earth, the exquisite home that some of us now call Planet Desert. Many of the other thirty-five “mystery” agaves whose taxonomic status is yet

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