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Resources about Tequila and Mezcal: Books, Movies, Websites

Photo 1Agave-obsessive Bobby Heugel of Anvil and Pastry War in Houston collected a list of resources about tequila and mezcal that I asked if I could share it.

Not all are in English, and most are hard to find, but this should give people somewhere to begin the search. Links when present are to Amazon.com


BOOKS ON TEQUILA AND MEZCAL:

  • Margarita Rocks: Mix and Enjoy More than 70 Fabulous Margaritas and Tequila-Based Cocktails - Henry Besant and Andres Masso [link]
  • Alcohol in Ancient Mexico - Henry J. Bruman [link]
  • En lo Ancestral hay Futuro: Del Tequila, Los Mezcales y Otros Agaves - Patricia Colunga-Garcia Marin, Alfonso Larque Saavedra, Luis E. Eguiarte, Daniel Zizumbo-Villareal
  • Mezcal in Oaxaca: Hecho a Mano - Enos Ignacio Cozier
  • The Tequila Lover’s Guide to Mexico: Everything There is to Know About Tequila... Including How to Get There - Lance Cutler [link]
  • The Book of Tequila – Bob Emmons [link]
  • The Tequila Ambassador - Tomas Estes [link]
  • Maguey Mezcalero, Cultivo, Prodduccion de Mezcal y Fertilizacion - Eleazar Brenda Garcia
  • Agaves of Continental North America - Howard Scott Gentry [link]
  • Mezcal, Our Essence - Yuri de Gortari and Edmundo Escamilla
  • Viva Tequila! Cooking with the Spirit of Mexico - Lucinda Hutson [link]
  • Mesa Grill Guide to Tequila - Lawrence Kretchmer [link]
  • Tequila: The Spirit of Mexico - Enrique Martínez Limón [link]
  • Oaxaca Tierra de Maguey y Mezcal - Alberto Sanchez Lopez
  • Tequila Tradicion y Destino - Carlos Monsivais [link]
  • Vinazas: The Corpse of the Spirit of Mexico – M.A. “Mike” Morales [link]
  • The Anatomy of Mezcal - Iván Saldaña Oyarzábal
  • Maguey Utilization in Highland Central Mexico: An Archeological Ethnograpy - Jeffrey R. Parsons & Mary H. Parsons
  • Tequila - Alberto Ruy-Sanchez and Margarita de Orellana [link]
  • Mezcalaria - Ulises Torrentera
  • Tequila: A Natural and Cultural History - Ana G. Valenzuela-Zapata & Gary Paul Nabhan [link]
  • El Agave Tequilero, Cultivo e Industria de Mexico - Ana G Valenzuela Zapata
  • Agaves del Occidente de Mexico - J. Antonio Vasquez-Garcia, Miguel de J. Chazaro B., Gerardo Hernandez Vera, Ericka Flores Berrio, Yalma L. Vargas-Rodriguez
  • El Vino Mezcal, Tequila, y la Polemica Sobre la Destilacion Prehispanica - Miguel Claudio Jimenes Vizcarra
  • Tequila: The Book - Ann and Larry Walker
  • La Historia del Tequila de sus Regiones y sus Hombres - Rogelio Luna Zamora
  • Introduction to Tequila: A Refinated Tradition – Various Contributors via Consejo Regulador del Tequila
  • Ciencia y Tecnologia del Tequila Avances y Perspectivas - Various Contributors via CIATEJ
  • Holy Smoke! It's Mezcal by John P. McEvoy [buy it]

WEBSITES ABOUT TEQUILA AND MEZCAL:

DOCUMENTARIES ABOUT TEQUILA AND MEZCAL:

  • Los Mezcales" - Instituto Nacional de Antropología y Historia-Colima
  • Viva Mezcal - Pedro Jiménez Gurría

 

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