139 episodes

Agave Road Trip provides gringo bartenders with firsthand knowledge about heritage agave spirits from Mexico, including mezcal, raicilla, bacanora, and destilado de agave.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 38 Ratings

Agave Road Trip provides gringo bartenders with firsthand knowledge about heritage agave spirits from Mexico, including mezcal, raicilla, bacanora, and destilado de agave.

    Is Anything Sustainable? (Sustainability Miniseries, Part 2 of 3)

    Is Anything Sustainable? (Sustainability Miniseries, Part 2 of 3)

    Last week we bickered about whether or not mezcal is sustainable. But maybe the bigger and more important question is, is anything sustainable? We get bleak in this episode of Agave Road Trip!

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    • 23 min
    Is Mezcal Sustainable? (Sustainability Miniseries, Part 1 of 3)

    Is Mezcal Sustainable? (Sustainability Miniseries, Part 1 of 3)

    There’s a lot of industry talk about only supporting sustainable mezcals. But … none of the brands are sustainable. Or, at least, not one of them that is being exported is sustainable. How can that be? What does that mean? And how does that inform what you should drink or not drink? Chava and I bicker it out in this episode of Agave Road Trip!

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    • 27 min
    Mezcal is a Nine Million-Liter Monster!

    Mezcal is a Nine Million-Liter Monster!

    VP Pro shared out a story about the “impressive” growth that mezcal has been experiencing for many years. Yet, for all that growth, it’s still just 9 million liters annually. Compared to the 527 million liters of tequila that are produced in Mexico, let alone the 13.5 billion (with a “B”) liters of beer…? It’s a literal drop in the bucket. But could it be on its way to something bigger? How will it get there? And what could that mean for Mexico? We prognosticate and procrastinate in this episode of Agave Road Trip!

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    • 26 min
    The Rainbow of Problems with Food Coloring

    The Rainbow of Problems with Food Coloring

    For thousands of years, we’ve been adding color to our world to make it more beautiful — and cocktails are no exception. But before you add that dye, consider the advice of our Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Ryan Aycock — the Cocktail MD! He’s here to drain the color from your your face and your recipes in this episode of Agave Road Trip!

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    • 21 min
    What’s the Craft in Craft Spirits?

    What’s the Craft in Craft Spirits?

    There are a lot of distilleries referring to themselves as “craft” distilleries. But … are they? Who defines craft? And is craft a reference to flavor or to process? It’s a(nother) judgmental episode of Agave Road Trip!

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    • 23 min
    What’s the Big Deal about Bats and Agave?

    What’s the Big Deal about Bats and Agave?

    So we say it's about bats, but it's really about pollination. And we talk about all these other creatures that can do the job, but then … how would it damage the ecosystem if bats became extinct? Are they the only thing standing between us and mosquitoes? Dr. Kristen Lear, Agave Restoration Program Manager for Bat Conservation International, tells us what all the hubbub is about in this episode of Agave Road Trip!

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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Argee_23 ,

Energetic & Educational

Love staying up to date with all things agave spirits. I appreciate how respectful the co-hosts are of Mexican communities.

MuchoSpanish.com ,

A lot of fun and very informational

Living in Mexico City, I’ve fallen in love with mezcal. This podcast is full of information and expertise, and it’s a lot of fun to listen to.

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