EP 641 Mezcal – Agave that is not Tequila

Richard Betts, of Betts and Scholl fame, teaches Gary Vaynerchuk about this 100% Agave spirit.

Wines tasted in this episode:

Sombra Mezcal

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Luca Bercelli

93/100

lone of the day -‘it’s like the oak monster, but it’s the worm monster’

Tremendous episode, tremendous guest. Watching Gary learning is pure entertainment. This is what WLTV is all about; new experiences and knowledgeable, fun guests. Loved it.

Tags: Mexico, Mezcal, review, Spirit, Video

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  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Really great episode. Richard Betts is def. the kind of guy I could hang out with and sip some wine and talk about life. I demand to have him on more often. Intresting beverage, too. Ive heard the name every now and then but never tried it or knew what it was. I’ll have to look into it… Ive always wanted to drop some coin on a super premium tequlia. QOTD: Obviously never, from my post. QOTD2: I cant really say right now. My job is draining my life out of me, and I feel theres just a lot of darkness in the human race right now. But as long as Gary us around I think theres hope. I dont know how you do it, but you never seem to have a “downer” switch. Keep it up and dont stop.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Really great episode. Richard Betts is def. the kind of guy I could hang out with and sip some wine and talk about life. I demand to have him on more often. Intresting beverage, too. Ive heard the name every now and then but never tried it or knew what it was. I’ll have to look into it… Ive always wanted to drop some coin on a super premium tequlia. QOTD: Obviously never, from my post. QOTD2: I cant really say right now. My job is draining my life out of me, and I feel theres just a lot of darkness in the human race right now. But as long as Gary us around I think theres hope. I dont know how you do it, but you never seem to have a “downer” switch. Keep it up and dont stop.

  • yowens

    Dude, Betts is a great guest. I loved his last show too. Informative and really kind and chill. QOTD: I feel the love for the Pres right now and i believe!!!

  • yowens

    Dude, Betts is a great guest. I loved his last show too. Informative and really kind and chill. QOTD: I feel the love for the Pres right now and i believe!!!

  • http://www.fashionluvr.com/ Fashion Luvr

    Mezcal & Mr Betts made the New York Times today.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/22/dining/22mezcal.html

  • http://www.fashionluvr.com Fashion Luvr

    Mezcal & Mr Betts made the New York Times today.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/22/dining/22mezcal.html

  • Randy C

    Great show I really learned a great deal.

    QOTD: My optimism comes from my close family but without a doubt most of it comes from my wife.

  • Randy C

    Great show I really learned a great deal.

    QOTD: My optimism comes from my close family but without a doubt most of it comes from my wife.

  • http://gerardoritchey.net/ Gerardo Ritchey

    There’s tons of plastic bottle Mezcals. They come in little jugs. It’s awful.

  • http://gerardoritchey.net Gerardo Ritchey

    There’s tons of plastic bottle Mezcals. They come in little jugs. It’s awful.

  • http://www.keepwinesimple.com/ Maria

    Yes I have had mescal many times; “generic” mescal, bacanora, tequila (they are all in the same family). I do enjoy it quite a bit, particularly as an aperitif before lunch.

    My optimism comes from seeing the sun come up everyday. No matter how bad yesterday might have been, today is a new beginning, full of possibilities.

    Thanks for this episode! Unfortunately, outside of Mexico this family of drinks has a “macho” reputation, and are not often sipped and appreciated. Some people have seen way too many movies.

  • http://www.keepwinesimple.com Maria

    Yes I have had mescal many times; “generic” mescal, bacanora, tequila (they are all in the same family). I do enjoy it quite a bit, particularly as an aperitif before lunch.

    My optimism comes from seeing the sun come up everyday. No matter how bad yesterday might have been, today is a new beginning, full of possibilities.

    Thanks for this episode! Unfortunately, outside of Mexico this family of drinks has a “macho” reputation, and are not often sipped and appreciated. Some people have seen way too many movies.

  • richardvinifera

    30:20, second unbleeped f-bomb?! QOTD: The sense of possibility.

  • Guga

    Maezcal is a wonderful spirit with the benefit of having no added chemicals. It it often paired with Sangrita (different from the Spanish Sangria) which is a spciy citruis drink. Great show. I would like to se some premium tequilas also.

  • Ivan Perez

    Viva Mexico Cabrones!!!! hahahaha!!!! Just kidding….

    Gary, thanks to put on spot a really old Mexican spirit.

  • John__J

    Great episode, really liked seeing Richard on again. Really nice to see mezcal in the spotlight to help dispel the rumor of tequila’s dominance over it.
    qotd: my family

  • Anonymous

    Booze TV…like Tequila better. QOTD-in the hope I hit the lottery http://www.winelx.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=630276710 Luca Bercelli

    93/100

    lone of the day -‘it’s like the oak monster, but it’s the worm monster’

    Tremendous episode, tremendous guest. Watching Gary learning is pure entertainment. This is what WLTV is all about; new experiences and knowledgeable, fun guests. Loved it.

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