NEWSLETTER No.10 - June 2021 

We are very proud to present the 7th edition of our newsletter with which we intend to keep you updated about the most relevant news from Mexico and our tourism industry.
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MEZCAL, THE TRENDIEST MEXICAN SPIRIT  

In recent years, mezcal has become a fashionable drink that is finally internationally recognized for its qualities as an organic and artisanal product.

 

This is, without a doubt, a drink with such a particular flavor that it will not leave you indifferent. Like tequila, mezcal is a agave distillate that comes from a plant in the aggavácea family whose growth is abundant in Mexico. 

A decade ago mezcal was a little-known liquor outside some

areas of Mexico. It was not widely consumed or regarded as a product of prestige or interest. Its  reputation was basically bad and he was regarded as an alcohol for workers and peasants. Mezcal was originally a distillate given to** miners** as part of their labor benefits. Alcohol surely gave them more encouragement and resistance to the arduous and ungrateful work of the mines. Today all this has changed, and mezcal has become a fashionable drink that is finally recognized for its qualities as an organic and artisanal product.

 

For many, tequila and mezcal are similar because they are products that come from the same plant: agave. However, there are several differences both in the way the heart of the plant is extracted and in the process of making liquor. In addition, while tequila is produced exclusively from blue agave, mezcal can come from dozens of different agave sub species.

Mezcal has obtained a name of origin a few years ago that makes it unique, since this distillate can only be produced in eight Mexican states: Oaxaca, Guerrero, Michoacán, Zacatecas, Guanajuato, Durango, San Luis Potosí and Tamaulipas.

Mezcal has obtained a name of origin a few years ago that makes it unique, since this distillate can only be produced in eight Mexican states: Oaxaca, Guerrero, Michoacán, Zacatecas, Guanajuato, Durango, San Luis Potosí and Tamaulipas.

 

Like tequila, mezcal is listed in three large families that depend on the ageing time of tequila. The youngest is the white mezcal while the rest has a maturation time of at least two months in barrels. Finally the aged mezcal has to have a rest in barrels for a minimum time of six months.

 

Unlike tequila, mezcal is a totally handmade and organic product that is produced in small quantities by men and women who are involved in the work of the field. The production of agave production agaves do not use fertilizers while mezcal does not contain any other ingredients or preservatives.

 

The quality of each mezcal also depends on the plant, soil and other factors specific to its individual production.

Today this drink is beginning to receive the honors it deserves and is charging for greater relevance in the world. Among the countries that top the consumer list are the United States, Russia, Chile, Australia and Germany, which consolidates the market and the drink begins to transcend.

Having a drink of mezcal is accompanied by the long life of the agave, as well as the craftsmanship of the masters. As if that wasn't enough, a recent study in the United States showed that mezcal alcohol is the most perfect for human consumption.

The reason for this is that most alcoholic beverages are monosaccharides, which involves excessive liver work to be able to expel it from the body, thus also increasing the effects of a hangover. Meanly, mezcal is a polysacchaid, which implies that the transformation of mezcal into the body is faster.

Sources: https://www.mexicodesconocido.com.mx/el-mezcal-es-la-unica-bebida-que-no-da-cruda.html and https://www.mexicodesconocido.com.mx/el-mezcal-es-la-unica-bebida-que-no-da-cruda.html

While it's true that most groups aren't ready to enjoy their incentive trips yet, if we start noticing a lot of interest from meeting planners for continuing to explore and plan safe but amazing experiences for much smaller, VIP groups.

Learn more about how to  use this drink in cocktails through our Virtual By DMS Virtual Mexico Mixology  Workshops with  your company's collaborators and business partners from home in the company of a Mixologist who is an expert on the subject.

Visit us at: https://www.dmsmexico.com/virtual-mexico

 

Arouse the curiosity and excitement of your guests by jumping seamlessly from the virtual to the face-to-face. Imagine announcing your next incentive trip to Oaxaca with a virtual tasting of 4 types of mezcal completely artisanal, bottled and sent exclusively for us from Oaxaca by our master craftsman who will give a small preview of what your guests will live on their incentive trip during the visit and party in an authentic mezcal palenque, these sites contain history in every corner and help us understand the process from start to finish to life to this ancestral drink, from the cultivation of regional magueyes to trying hot mezcal , fresh out of the clay pot where it is distilled. 

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Published by DMS de México 2021