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The Agave Files: Episode Eight, The Rise of Raicilla

By Chris Simmons As I alternate back and forth from gas pedal to brake, navigating the narrow switchback road, I can’t help but glimpse the changing terrain around us. We’re leaving the flatter plains of central Jalisco and ascending into the mountains where the world seems much greener than where we’d just recently been. We’re [...]

By |2018-01-08T21:02:12+00:00January 8th, 2018|0 Comments

The Agave Files: Episode Seven, Mexican Independence Day

By Chris Simmons   ¡Viva Mexico! ¡Viva Mexico! ¡Viva Mexico! Listen closely this Friday night and you may hear a chant emanating from our neighbors to the south as Mexico prepares to celebrate their national Independence Day. For Americans, it’s important not to confuse this holiday with the celebrations on Cinco de Mayo. Throughout much [...]

By |2017-09-15T06:36:39+00:00September 15th, 2017|0 Comments

The Agave Files: Episode Six, How to drink your Tequila

By Chris Simmons People often ask, what is the correct way to drink Tequila? As a shot? On the rocks? Straight up? The answer as you might imagine, has more to do with personal preference rather than right or wrong. While the national trend for decades has been to throw a shot back preceded with [...]

By |2017-08-29T06:07:05+00:00August 29th, 2017|0 Comments

The Agave Files: Episode Five, Terroir

By Chris Simmons Dirt. Sunshine. Rainfall. Fog and wind. Although these words conjure images of the beginning of MacBeth, they’re actually all players in what is known as “terroir”. A French word, terroir is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as, “the combination of factors including soil, climate, and sunlight that gives wine grapes their distinctive [...]

By |2017-08-22T20:55:07+00:00August 21st, 2017|0 Comments
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