David Suro Piñera
W. W. Norton & Company
The agave plant was never destined to become tasteless, cheap tequila. All tequilas are mezcals ; all mezcals are made from agaves ; and every bottle of mezcal is the remarkable result of collaborations among agave entrepreneurs, botanists, distillers, beverage distributors, bartenders, and more. How these groups come together in this "spirits world" is the subject of this fascinating new book by the acclaimed ethnobotanist Gary Paul Nabhan and the...