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Battle Lines Drawn Over Mezcal Rule Changes

Battle Lines Drawn Over Mezcal Rule Changes by Clayton J. Szczech, June 18, 2014 This is the second article in a series on COMERCAM’s proposed changes …

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David Grapshi on 5th Anniversary of ET

Experience Tequila launched in December, 2008. To commemorate our fifth anniversary, we asked friends and colleagues for their comments or reflections on our first five years. We …

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COMERCAM Proposal Would Recognize, Define Artisanal Mezcal

COMERCAM Proposal Would Recognize, Define Artisanal Mezcal by Clayton J. Szczech, June 1, 2014 For years, artisanal mezcal producers and their advocates have critiqued the …

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Mexico Bans Additives in Blanco Tequilas

Mexico Bans Additives in Blanco Tequilas The current, revised “Norm” on Tequila (NORMA Oficial Mexicana NOM-006-SCFI-2012, Bebidas alcohólicas – Tequila – Especificaciones), was published in December …

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Tomas Estes on Fifth Anniversary of ET

Experience Tequila launched in December, 2008. To commemorate our fifth anniversary, we asked friends and colleagues for their comments or reflections on our first five years. We …

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Jason Silverman (Agave NYC) on Fifth Anniversary of ET

Experience Tequila launched in December, 2008. To commemorate our fifth anniversary, we asked friends and colleagues for their comments or reflections on our first five years. We …

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Tequila Whisperer on Fifth Anniversary of ET

Experience Tequila launched in December, 2008. To commemorate our fifth anniversary, we asked friends and colleagues for their comments or reflections on our first five years. We …

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Dori Bryant on Fifth Anniversary of ET

Experience Tequila launched in December, 2008. To commemorate our fifth anniversary, we asked friends and colleagues for their comments or reflections on our first five years. …

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Tequila Tasting (Gambit, September 2013)

“Tequila expert Clayton Szczech has wanted to attend Tales of the Cocktail, New Orleans’ drinks event, but he often finds himself in Mexico during the …

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Giving the Agave Spirit Another Shot (Seattle Times, August 2013)

““The blue-agave plant, on average, takes seven years to grow in maturity, seven years of rain and sun. So you get a lot of chemical …

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Review: “The Tequila Ambassador” by Tomas Estes

Review: The Tequila Ambassador. Tomas Estes. Sauce Guides (2012). Tomas Estes has written an instantly classic tequila book that is indispensible to the library of any …

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Tequila: A Natural and Cultural History

Selected Tequila Bibliography

Selected Tequila Bibliography  Tequila: A Traditional Art of Mexico. Ruy Sánchez, Alberto and de Orellana, Margarita (eds.) Smithsonian Books (2004). Recommended for novices and aficionados …

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Clayton Szczech Shares Tequila (Tampa Bay Times, January 2013)

“Last week, Szczech, founder of Experience Tequila, shared what he knows and drinks with about two dozen people gathered at Red Mesa Cantina. Szczech, who …

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Interview with Danish Tequila Site (April, 2012)

“Clayton Szczech… has been working with tequila for a great number of years and has a vast and thorough knowledge of growers, distilleries and brands but …

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Tequila Tour (My L.A. Lifestyle, October 2011)

“Clayton Szczech knows more about Mexico, its heritage and of course, tequila, than anyone I’ve ever met. More than that it is his respect for …

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