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How the Gringos Stole Teuila ✸ [PDF] ✈ How the Gringos Stole Teuila By Chantal Martineau ✴ – Teuila is one of the fastest growing spirits categories in America the margarita the country’s most popular cocktail But no longer is it only cheap party fuel—it has become America’s luxury sipp Teuila is one of the fastest growing Gringos Stole Epub µ spirits categories in America the margarita the country’s most popular cocktail But no longer is it only cheap party fuel—it has become America’s luxury sipping spirit How the Gringos Stole Teuila elouently traces this extraordinary evolution As Chantal Martineau makes clear there’s far to the story than an upmarket trend shift Martineau spent several years immersing herself in the world of teuila—traveling to visit distillers and farmers in Mexico meeting and tasting with leading experts and mixologists around the United States How the PDF/EPUB ² and interviewing academics on either side of the border who have studied the spirit and its raw material agave  How the Gringos Stole Teuila addresses issues surrounding the sustainability of the limited resource that is agave the preservation of traditional production methods and the legal constructs designed to protect teuila from counterfeiting It examines the agave advocacy movement—made up of agave growers distillers bartenders importers and scholars—that has grown up alongside the spirit’s swelling popularity But besides detailing the culture and politics of Mexico’s most iconic liuid export this the Gringos Stole Epub Ü book also takes readers on a colorful tour of the country’s Teuila Trail as well as introducing them to the mother of teuila mezcal Including an unprecedented drinking guide to Mexico’s agave based spirits and a stunning collection of full color photographs of the production process How the Gringos Stole Teuila will long remain the definitive look at the evolution of North America’s only truly native spirit.

8 thoughts on “How the Gringos Stole Teuila

  1. Luella Luella says:

    I received this book through a Goodreads giveaway The book was informative and covered issues about teuila through many disciplines and angles especially from historical and scientific angles It was also entertaining and not dry although some chapters felt disjointed and some things were explained over and over like the diffusers but other things were not like DF is used later and I had forgotten that it meant Mexico City and had to look it up That was my main issue with it Over all the book is written in a casual style that is a nice balance of not too professional but not really pandering to the laymanThe book portion is only about 180 pages the rest of the book is a list of teuilas and mezcals that are supposed to be good based on information gathered by the author from company repsI think even if I had hated the book that list in the back would have been worthwhile All in all I learned a lot about where and how teuila is processed and it opened my eyes to all sorts of issues that I had no idea existed I would recommend this book to others who had any interest at in learning about teuila meszcal or other drinks of Mexican origin

  2. Curt Fox Curt Fox says:

    Via Goodreads First ReadsOver the years I've read countless books about beer from its history to its manufacture to the business itself and it became clear that no matter how much you might enjoy drinking something exhaustive detail in a book about that something runs the risk of becoming a sleep aid I've come across the same phenomenon in books about gin bourbon and cocktails in general It's as though the author's love of the subject blows past the governor that says enough detail You end up with a veritable tome that you feel obligated to read If they love beer enough to do all this writing don't you owe it to them to read it?even if it means missing much of it due to glassy eyed stares But Chantal Martineau? She seems to have gotten this engaging work on teuila just right There is history there is agronomy and agriculture there's business and politics and marketing You've got stories about plants and people and food insects and worms and technology both antiue and new Did I say stories? I did and here's the key to the book it's a story about Mexican agave based liuors and the people who have made them currently make them and will make them going forward And it's a story that moves along at a comfortable but fetching pace With each new datum you find yourself wanting And it keeps giving I tend to be a sucker for research well done but I feel mildly hypocritical admiring Martineau's hands on approach to garnering material for her book because really how rough a task was it traveling about Mexico sipping teuilas and mezcals and listening to stories about where they came from? And yet it was a task indeed because how easy would it be to look past the meaningful notes losing the nuances of stories due to one or two copitas of mezcale too many? That said if anything did actually get by her during these data gathering adventures it surely doesn't show in the finished product I got to the end of her book feeling as though I know pretty much all I could need to know about the teuilamezcal business Yes there could have been detail but how much of the science behind fermentation for instance must be thrust before me? Rather tell me how the liuor is made though not in such depth that I could start doing it myself tomorrow but in a way that I feel I know a whole lot than I did before I read about it And one enchanting feature I fell for uickly was the way she neatly convinced me that the spirits themselves had as uirky and distinct personalities as the people crafting them And in case you feel inspired to sample some of those she's painted so nicely liuor not people there are several pages at the end listing select varieties and their creation techniues along with a summary of notable ualities You don't like teuila? Plenty of people say that But if you've never tried any of the finer concoctions she writes about then you can't really say you've had TEUILA She not unlike you or me for that matter also swore off the stuff after a bout with a brand almost closer to sterno than good artisanal teuila But she fought past that self inflicted prejudice Might I recommend you at least try to do the same? You'll thank me More importantly you'll thank Chantal and her countless hours of arduous research I know I have

  3. Dean Dean says:

    A nice read particularly for those with an interest in both Mexico and Teuila The author does have an anti capitalist point of view as evidenced by her title We didn't steal Mexico's Teuila We bought it Close to 2 Billion US Dollars sent to Mexico last yearShe doesn't think we have stolen Mezcal yet I guess the premise is as sales of Mezcal rise it too will be stolen or compromised by Gringos and our evil American corporations like Brown Forman and our evil British cousins and their corporations like DiageoHer case was strong enough that Mezcal field tasting is in order I will have to check in with Julio to see what kind of stock Tommy's hasVery good due diligence on both the brands and tasting notes for both Teuila and Mezcal

  4. Theresa Theresa says:

    I won this book in a giveaway and enjoyed reading it I think the title is a bit too vague and may not entice some readers I recently was in Mexico took a private tour with a native and got to see first hand the making of teuila so I did enjoy the in depth look at thisThere is so much culture and history with this drink that is unknown I really enjoyed the appendix and her descriptions of the different teuilas It is kind of like note taking in a wine tasting tour I will enjoy my next Patron with a lot knowledge and appreciation

  5. Casey Bee Casey Bee says:

    Really fantastic read I've learned a lot about Mezcal and Teuila and the list in the back of things to try is the best kind of to do list I can think of Seems to be well researched but also was a great personal account of moving through Mexico and talking to people who are obviously passionate about their craft She talks about how America stole and made teuila but for her the big crime is the potential of that ruining the mezcal industrywhich is mostly pure now

  6. Amuse Amuse says:

    ho hum

  7. Martin Doudoroff Martin Doudoroff says:

    Timely excellent journalism

  8. Eric Zandona Eric Zandona says:

    I liked the book however the title is overly sensationalistic and distracts from the main theme of the book

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