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

    I've Got a Theory About Long-growth Agaves

    I've Got a Theory About Long-growth Agaves

    The agave has one mission in life: to reproduce. It spends its life generating the energy it needs to fulfill that mission. So ... does it tell us something when one agave takes significantly longer -- decades longer, even -- to reach maturity than another agave? I've got a theory about that, and I bother Chava with it in this week's episode of Agave Road Trip!

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    • 24 min
    Maybe Syrup Isn't All That Simple

    Maybe Syrup Isn't All That Simple

    Most cocktails call for a sweetener of some type. Maybe there’s a better way to make simple syrup? Learn how to sweeten your cocktail game in this episode of Agave Road Trip! We’re joined by 2019 World Class US Bartender of the Year Katie Renshaw so, you know, it’s not entirely amateur hour.

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    • 21 min
    The Birth and Death of the CRM (NOM mini-series #4 of 3)

    The Birth and Death of the CRM (NOM mini-series #4 of 3)

    Okay, to be fair, that title is 100% click-bait. Or, rather, it’s click-bait if you’re one of the agave geeks who even knows that the CRM is the body that certifies mezcal. Or, rather, that the CRM is *a* body that certifies mezcal – but *used* to be the sole body. And the end of the monopoly paired with the chaos over who controls the CRM … ? Well, that’s what the “death” part of the title refers to. Listen to this episode of Agave Road Trip if you want to join us in trying to sort out exactly what’s happening with this institution.

    • 27 min
    If You Can't Ferment Raw Agave, How Do We Have Pulque?

    If You Can't Ferment Raw Agave, How Do We Have Pulque?

    I feel like the title of this episode also serves as the description. Unless you don’t know what pulque is. So … pulque is a fermented beverage, and it’s made from the uncooked agave. Now you get it? Good. So dive into this episode of Agave Road Trip!

    • 19 min
    Why are So Many Mezcaleros Named Don?

    Why are So Many Mezcaleros Named Don?

    I don’t recall in which online forum I saw it, but someone asked the question, "Why are so many mezcaleros named Don?" It made me laugh, but it’s funny because it illustrates one of the translation problems with agave spirits. We dive deep into that problem in this week's episode of Agave Road Trip!

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    • 26 min
    The World’s Most Expensive Bottle of Mezcal!

    The World’s Most Expensive Bottle of Mezcal!

    A lot of people are blown away by how expensive mezcal is. But … is it? I mean, is it really? We talk the price of mezcal in this  episode of Agave Road Trip!

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    • 23 min

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