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The Mezcal Rush

Explorations in Agave Country
Narrated by: Kevin Free
Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
Categories: History, World
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Mezcal. In recent years, the oldest spirit in the Americas has been reinvented as a pricy positional good popular among booze connoisseurs and the mixologists who use it as a cocktail ingredient. Unlike most high-end distillates, most small-batch mezcal is typically produced by and for subsistence farming communities, often under challenging conditions. As Granville Greene spends time with maestros mezcaleros, who distill their drinks using local agaves and production techniques honed through generations, mezcal becomes a spirit of contradictions - both a liquid language celebrating village identity and craftsmanship, and a luxury export undergoing a gold-rush-style surge. The Mezcal Rush explores the complications that can arise when an artisanal product makes its way across borders.

©2017 Granville Greene (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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"A rich, inclusive portrait of one of the world's great drinks." ( Kirkus Reviews)

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Wow! Just Wow!

I purchased the audible book AND the hardcover book. I learned so much and want to learn more. BUY THIS BOOK NOW! The author seems very sincere and shares so much worthy of further research and reflection. My hardcover book is now covered with notes as well as reminders of material I want to further research. The voice selected for reading the book is wonderful as well.

Granville, I hope one day I get to meet you!

Thank you so much for writing this important book!

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  • 02-14-19

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Good Audio book, I learnt a lot about agave products and there background. Inspired me to want to know and experience more with a deeper appreciation of its background history production and culture.