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Mezcal Educational Tours

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About Mezcal Educational Tours
Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca offers spirits aficionados, novices & industry professionals 1 - 3 day mezcal tours in and beyond Oaxaca's central valleys. Learn, photograph, sample, buy, discuss. We visit distilleries (palenques) using clay pot production & traditional copper stills (alembics). Inquire regarding my expertise, testimonials, cost, etc. Ask about our group mezcal tour packages where you learn not only about mezcal and pulque, but also about Oaxacan cuisine, craft beer and pairings with food, chocolate, etc. Considering exporting mezcal with your own label, a business plan, etc., or opening a bar or restaurant with a healthy complement of mezcal, or a mezcaleria? We are also consultants in this respect. Or, if you are a photographer or documentary film maker, we have assisted this type of professional on many occasions over the past decade. Mezcal is a full time passion, but a part-time vocation; so inquire early.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A wonderful day with Alvin Starkman in Oaxacan villages learning about the ancient, multi-generational tradition of distilling mezcal, meeting people who devote their lives to the craft, and tasting and buying the delicious fruits of their labor! Alvin is deeply knowledgeable about the industry in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hansi K
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a great day with Alvin Starkman of Mezcal Educational Tours in late December 2018. It was a highly informative and relaxing adventure, as we wended our way across the pleasant Oaxacan countryside. We found the history of mezcal and everything that goes into...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tctreks
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being mexican, i must admit that I was skeptical about this tour at the beginning because i couldnt understand why there were no mexican agencies offering similar experiences. Well reality is there are not other options. After much digging with locals nobody could reccomend me...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nathalie J
Mezcal_Tours, Owner at Mezcal Educational Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind words, and again to others who have complimented the services we offer. However, a word of clarification is in order. Our agency is indeed Mexican, 100%, registered with three different divisions of the federal government. The staff/management of Mezcal Educational...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of our 3 week tour of southern Mexico we couldn't miss out on learning all about Mezcal and how it is made - what a brilliant experience. Alvin picked us up from outside our hotel (having done all the correspondences by email before...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tim H
Mezcal_Tours, Owner at Mezcal Educational Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What an honour. Muchas gracias. Thankfully it wasn't THE highlight of the honeymoon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are even the least bit interested in mezcal this is the experience to have! Randall is a joy to be around and his expertise has to be unmatched in Oaxaca. We were able to taste some incredible mezcals and foods and the people...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank paholmes23
Reviewed 1 week ago

Randall is a total pro, kind, timely, extremely knowledgable and well connected in the mountain villages. He drove the two of us around the region south west of Oaxaca city. We visited with a handful of master mescaleros, their homes/places of business, but the visits...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mezcal_Tours, Owner at Mezcal Educational Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the kind words, and once again to those who have previously complimented what we do but have not received a reply from us on this medium. We would simply like to stress and reiterate here what Ben S has noted about our mezcal...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Have a spouse or friend who is beguiled with mezcal and wants to make a pilgrimage to see its origins? Go out for a day trip from Oaxaca with Alvin and you won't be disappointed. In contrast to the sometimes sterile-feeling tours of liquor distilleries,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tob12345
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alvin provides a unique, informative, and very special experience. We visited about four palenques, and had three opportunities to buy mezcal directly from the makers. It is all delicious, artisanal product, sold by kind and wonderful people. One of the best tours of any kind...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank skc0906
Mezcal_Tours, Owner at Mezcal Educational Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind words, and again to those who have previously flattered us with their commentaries. On that day we (they, that is) sampled roughly 30 different mezcals. Neither of us ever push people to buy, and purchasing is always optional with no pressure...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As mezcal enthusiasts, my husband and I felt a deep desire to study this magical elixir in depth to understand it better. How does it elevate me to such heights with no ill effects? Why do I hear angels sing when I sip it? Where...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pattio666
Mezcal_Tours, Owner at Mezcal Educational Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the kind words, and of course to those who have previously complimented the mezcal excursion services we offer in the state of Oaxaca. A comment about cost is in order. We don’t know and never check what anyone else charges...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I did a private mezcal tour with Alvin on our recent trip to Oaxaca. Reading the reviews we had high expectations for the day and Alvin delivered on those tenfold. The tour was like stepping into the pages of a mezcal production...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Sarah H
December 3, 2018|
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Response from Mezcal_Tours | Property representative |
We visit several distilleries (ancestral and artisanal) or palenques, not mezcalerías (retail outlets in the city). We have several different routes depending on what the client wants.
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February 17, 2018|
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Ben S
January 21, 2017|
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Sorry, no. Alvin
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