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Mezcal Educational Tours

| Col. Loma Linda, Oaxaca 68024, Mexico
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Wonderful experience; learned a lot about mezcal and Oaxacan culture.

My wife and I toured with Alvin for two days visiting palenques (mezcal distilleries). The main... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Frank B
Fun and educational mezcal tour

Alvin was an incredible host to me and my boyfriend during our tour while in Oaxaca. We were lucky... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jennifer H
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Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca offers spirits aficionados, novices & industry professionals 1 - 3 day mezcal tours in and beyond Oaxaca's central valleys, of 1 - 3 days. 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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| Col. Loma Linda, Oaxaca 68024, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I toured with Alvin for two days visiting palenques (mezcal distilleries). The main reason we wanted to do the tour, aside from tasting and buying mezcal from the actual producers, was to learn about the history, culture, and way of life associated...More

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Mezcal_Tours, Owner at Mezcal Educational Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Once again thanks for the kind words, and to those who have previously complimented what I do and the mezcal educational services I offer. Just to clarify, each of the two days we headed out in opposite directions and visited distinctly different palenques in unique...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alvin was an incredible host to me and my boyfriend during our tour while in Oaxaca. We were lucky to have had his guidance through the world of mezcal production. His knowledge is impressive and his style is very welcoming! No question went unanswered. We...More

Thank Jennifer H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alvin, of Mezcal Educational Tours, was an excellent guide, teaching us about the process for producing mezcal, while situating its production in a cultural, social, and economic context. This tour was the first thing my partner and I did in Oaxaca and I can’t think...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I did a day-long trip with Alvin from Oaxaca on a loop through Santa Catarina Minas, San Baltazar Chichicapam, San Dionisio Ocotepec, and Santiago Matatlan, returning to the city via Tlacolula. We stopped along the way at several palenques using a variety...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alvin did a two-day tour with my group of university students. He structured the visit so that they were able to observe nearly all aspects of the production process. The households we visited also represented the range of production scale and scope, with some producers...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic trip, Alvin was super helpful educating us about mezcal, taking us to lots of different mezcal producers, and making several important introductions to different suppliers. All of the mezcal we sampled was great and we had the opportunity to buy a...More

Thank Nathan W
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Mezcal_Tours, Owner at Mezcal Educational Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind words and once again to those who earlier have made flattering commentaries. Regarding "introductions to different suppliers," part of the service I provide, though not the main focus by any means, is facilitating contact with distillers interested in working with foreigners...More

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Reviewed May 3, 2018

Alvin's tour far exceeded my lofty expectations, highly recommended for anybody interested in mezcal or the culture of Oaxaca. We got to see different production techniques and tasted a wide variety of mezcals from several producers. Thanks to Alvin's self-sealing bottles, we were able to...More

Thank Sam V
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Mezcal_Tours, Owner at Mezcal Educational Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2018

Thanks for the kind words, and once again to those who have previously humbled me with their reviews. One word of clarification relates to the pulque comment. Because my excursions are not at all touristy, I never know with certainty which of my contacts in...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2018

I booked Alvin for a two-day tour and could not have been happier with the outcome. Alvin exceeded our expectations in every regard. His wealth of knowledge was vast and his relationships with the producers make this experience truly unique. No other mezcal tour will...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

I am a huge mezcal fan, and decided to bring the whole family out on a tour while on a vacation in Oaxaca. Alvin did a wonderful job catering to my thirst for additional knowledge while providing an interesting and educating outing for my wife...More

Thank Don P
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Mezcal_Tours, Owner at Mezcal Educational Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Thanks for the kind words, and once again to those who have previously complimented what I do. A word about bringing children on a mezcal excursion with me is in order. While the last thing I would want to do is turn children into drinkers,...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

Alvin is both a mezcal expert and a great communicator: our day-long tour was a fascinating exploration of the process of making mezcal. It was also an enlightening visit to the rural world that exists just outside Oaxaca City. We visited several producers of varying...More

Thank Tim B
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