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  • Tequila Talk - NOM

    November 1, 2010

    "NOM" is short for Norma Oficial Mexicana (Official Mexican Standard) which are the official standards and regulations dictated by the Mexican…

  • Tequila Talk - Hijuelos

    October 25, 2010

    Hijuelos are the baby agave shoots or "pups" that grow up around the main plant when the plant has matured to about the 3 years of age. In the wild…

  • Tequila Talk - Jimador

    October 18, 2010

    Agave harvesting is tricky business. First of all, they take at least 8 years to mature. Second, if you harvest them too early you're gonna wind up…

  • Tequila Talk - Tahona

    October 12, 2010

    While visiting El Centenario distillery in the highlands region I got to see a Tahona working in action.  The distillery produces Siete Lequas…


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