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Mezcal Educational Tours

| Col. Loma Linda, Oaxaca 68024, Mexico
+52 951 132 8203
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My team and I had an incredible time with Alvin. He is extremely knowledgable of all things... read more

Reviewed yesterday
David M
Interesting and Informative Mezcal Tour

My day with Alvin was a lot of fun, and very informative, as well. Alvin really knows his stuff... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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 yesterday

My team and I had an incredible time with Alvin. He is extremely knowledgable of all things mezcal. More importantly, he truly cares for the Mezcaleros and their families. He is invested in their well being and is an advocate for the fair payment of...More

Thank David M
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My day with Alvin was a lot of fun, and very informative, as well. Alvin really knows his stuff, and has good relations with the mezcal producers that he visits on his tours. Our tour stopped at five palenques, which allowed us to witness every...More

Thank Cody C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most unique experiences I've had travelling. Alvin took us to a number of different palenques where we learned about production techniques and met many of the producers themselves. Alvin was also able to bottle some of the mezcal we tasted

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Alvin is incredibly knowledgeable of all facets of the mezcal process and industry. I highly recommend taking a trip with Alvin to anyone interested in learning more about mezcal and Oaxaca.

Thank Matthew A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I doubt you’ll find a more knowledgeable mezcal guide if you are into serious learning. This is not just a dude that drives you to the palenques so the palenqueros explain to you how is done. Alvin educates You since the minute he picks you...More

Thank Ivan S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mezcal Tour was the highlight of my Oaxaca trip. Mr. Alvin has build a network and friendship with neighbouring families. It was an experience meeting some of the most humbling families that take pride in their craft of Mezcal. With Mr. Alvin knowledge/experience, the tour...More

Thank Isaac R
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Mezcal_Tours, Owner at Mezcal Educational Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind words and once again to those who have previously posted flattering remarks. Regarding bringing stuff for the families, really, it is not necessary. I always at least try to remember to bring treats or other things for the children, and if...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We can’t say enough about the tours we’ve taken with Alvin,it’s always enjoyable and very educational,no matter what direction we travel it has been an amazing ride understanding mezcal and the families that produce it..... we’ve made new friends and gone in new directions it...More

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Mezcal_Tours, Owner at Mezcal Educational Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the kind words and to those who have previously posted flattering reviews. Other words to the wise: since I get many more inquiries that I can accept, if this kind of experience is for you, best to book a date for a mezcal...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I emailed Alvin about doing a tour, he was already booked for the dates we would be in Oaxaca. He was prompt in his responses and recommended that we contact Randall for the Mezcal educational tour. We really appreciated the recommendation as the experience...More

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

Thanks for the kind words. I do get booked rather early, so for those I am unable to accommodate as a result of prior bookings, I have two associates I regularly recommend who have gained expertise over the past couple of years under my tutelage,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an amazing day with Alvin exploring the world of mezcal. From meeting a few individual producers and learning about their methods of production to sipping the many varieties of mezcal they each produce, we had a fun and educational time. The depth of...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2018

I went on this tour with Alvin early in May, in an attempt to learn more about how mezcal is produced, the culture of mezcal, and to get a few bottles to take home in the process. This tour went above and beyond on all...More

Thank Lee N
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Mezcal_Tours, Owner at Mezcal Educational Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2018

Thanks for the kind words and to those before you who have complimented my offerings. A word about the final note: CULTURE is the operative word. I try to stress the culture of rural Oaxacans of (primarily) Zapoteco descent and traditions in the course of...More

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