• Austin,  Mezcal,  Podcast

    Ep 241 – Dr. Ivan Saldaña: Innovation on the Horizon of Mezcal

    Download   Dr. Ivan Saldana is a thinker, a scientist, an influencer, and a crazy inventor. As a safe keeper of mezcal, and plant lover, his early career may have taken him in a different direction. However, the studies abroad at Sussex full enveloped Ivan into his romantic relationship with agave. Years later, the entrepreneurial spirit took over and he helped developed the beautiful Ancho Reyes and Montelobos products. A vast personality with a vast wealth of knowledge, Dr Ivan has written the Anatomy of Mezcal which still serves as a pillar of agave education. We chat academia, children, turning 40, and more.

  • Booze,  Mezcal,  Podcast

    Ep 240 – James Wallace Brown: Falling in Love With Mezcal

    Download James Wallace Brown is a business savvy gent that swore by his rum and coke until a greater love came along. The Scottish-Mexican citizen appreciates people, honesty, and nature. So when the beautiful collection of Mezcal Amores met him on a fateful day, all of his passions were rolled into one reality. Coming from a deeply entrepreneurial upbringing, his family traversed many parts of the world encouraging James to become deeply adaptable. His career became just this, from one small role to another larger role, James never thought this path would lead him to world of mezcal. Now years later, James travels the world talking about the #2 selling…

  • Austin,  Booze,  Mezcal,  Podcast,  Texas

    Ep 226 – Mark Rashap & Mike G: Another Interview Down

    Download Thanks to the generosity and quality of KOOP 91.7 radio Mark Rashap has been capturing the best personalities in the wine industry with his radio show Another Bottle Down and quickly become an institution of wine media in Texas. We recently sat down and chatted about our experience with podcasting , communication, and spirits. The resulting radio show is a great product of KOOP 91.7 and another interview down for both Mark and I. We chat calvados, therapy, and modern communication.  

  • Booze,  Mezcal,  Podcast

    Ep 224 – Emma Janzen: Tradition Inspiring Modern Journalism

    Emma Janzen has built her writing career on a passion for film, design, and flavors. Starting at the bottom of the newspaper totem pole at The Austin Statesman, an interesting opportunity to write about food emerged. This seemingly one off opportunity was the first entry into the bigger world of food and spirits. While residing as a digital editor for Imbibe Magazine, Emma Janzen pursued one of her long time passions, Mezcal. The resulting novel Mezcal: The History, Craft & Cocktails of the World’s Ultimate Artisanal Spirit explores the beautiful spirit with eloquence and a touch that only Emma could provide. We chat cider, San Antonio, tacos, and Tim Burton.  …