Agave Spirits is Now Available in Bookstores and Online

After four years of collaborating, interviewing, digging deep into archives & traveling to remote parts of Mexico, our wonderfully-designed book from W.W, Norton is now out in the stores! What we are happy about is that the dozen drawings by Rene Tapia beautifully capture the Mesoamerican and Aridamerican traditions of caring

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A Heritage Plant for Our Time: Gary Nabhan Discusses His New Book on Agaves

Patagonia resident, award-winning ethnobotanist and Native Seeds/Search co-founder Gary Nabhan has a new book out, the 40th (or so) in his long career. Co-authored with Philadelphia restaurateur and agave advocate David Suro Pinera, Agave Spirits: The Past, Present and Future of Mezcals (W.W. Norton) is, like so much of Nabhan’s work, an inspiring, encyclopedic read about a complex

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A Conversation with David Suro-Piñera and Gary Nabhan on the Past, Present, and Future of Tequila and Mezcal

In 2022 sales of Tequila and Mezcal reached a record $6 billion in the United States according to DISCUS (Distilled Spirits Council of the United States). Driven by consumer interest in the premium and super premium categories and the growth of celebrity backed brands, the umbrella of agave spirits is the second

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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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