We love teaching people about the history of mezcal and pulque.
Using these agave drinks as a lens, we help travelers, photographers and videographers understand more about Mexico.
Our Mission... Oaxaca Mezcal & Pulque is a website with a mission – to share the wealth of information published in English, about mezcal, pulque and their derivative distilled and fermented products.
In addition to our own objective – and sometimes highly opinionated – articles, we publish links to interesting, informative and up-to-date blogs and essays from other writers.
Oaxacan mezcal is our primary focus. This site strives to provide specific detailed information about mezcal tasting rooms & mezcalerias, tours & other events, and selected palenques & mezcaleros, mainly in and around Oaxaca’s central valleys.
As mezcal’s star continues to rise around the world, we will refresh the site with news on the latest national and international distribution of agave-based products.
Since its inception in June 2012, it has been and will continue to be a work in progress.
Alvin Starkman, a resident of Oaxaca, developed this website to better inform others about the wonders of mezcal and pulque. He is committed to sharing the knowledge he has gained about these beverages and this industry, after many years of enthusiastically drinking with his many acquaintances and friends in the industry.
Contributions are welcome
Links and contributions from others are welcome, though we cannot guarantee that we will post everything submitted. We are not a forum for palenqueros and mezcaleros to promote their own products.