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As Global Thirst for Tequila Grows, Who Benefits? (Wine Enthusiast, February 2021)

“As the international market for agave spirits evolves, members of the Tequila community advocate for fair treatment of Mexico’s agricultural heritage and those who uphold it.

“We’re witnessing a process of many traditions that have existed for centuries outside of the market, in barter economies, or in very limited regional markets, suddenly become global commodities,” says Clayton Szczech, founder and tour leader of Experience Agave, a Tequila tourism company.

“The best way to support the Mexican countryside from the U.S. is to actualize trade and immigration policies that are fair and would allow people to work with dignity and living wages on both sides of the border.”

Click here to read the original article by Natalie Pattillo in its entirety.


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