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Bay Area Distillers Messing with Agave

Hey, it's double-bonus tequila Friday here at Alcademics!

I just learned that my Chronicle story on Bay Area distillers and business owners making tequila here or in Mexico went live today. The print story should be out this Sunday, in the newly-merged Food & Wine sections.

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Read the story here.


  • Julio Bermejo of Tommy's Mexican Restaurant is building his own distillery in Mexico.
  • Miles and Marko Karakasevic of Charbay Distillery and Winery made tequila in Mexico at the famous La Altena distillery.
  • Lance Winters and Jorg Rupf shipped agave to Alameda and distilled it there. This lead to a series of unusual efforts.

Each distiller is taking an entirely different approach to the process.

Go read it, there are some juicy news items in there.

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