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
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.
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
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
For many of us, our initiation into the culture of tequila, mezcal, and other agave spirits was love at first sip. We intuited that we were entering into an endlessly fascinating domain of Mesoamerican culture, agriculture, folklore, and pleasure, though we could not initially taste or see all the profound