Mezcal

Agave Beyond Tequila
Nov 30, 2017

Tequila may be considered as a defined subset of mezcal. Both are made from agave, but tequila can be produced only from blue agave. But Mezcal has a broader production area and can use many different kinds of agave. Wine Spectator's Gordon Mott explains.

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