Mezcal: Mexico in a Bottle

North America's biggest, and baddest, mezcal tastings.

Upcoming Events


September 16th, 2018

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October 14th, 2018

Tickets coming soon

San Francisco

November 11th, 2018

Tickets coming soon

Previous Events in 2017/2018

Everything you ever wanted to know about
Mezcal: Mexico in a Bottle

Mezcal: Mexico in a Bottle was founded in 2014 by Susan Coss and Max Garrone who also write Mezcalistas. We were inspired to create a grand mezcal tasting partially because we just love mezcal; if you read our blog you already know that, if not it’s time to get started because we’re serious evangelists. We’ve hosted tastings since we started Mezcalistas in 2012, everything from large 1,000 person tastings at Lucha Libre wrestling matches to intimate six person tastings paired with dinners.

But Mexico in a Bottle is our main tasting ranging in size between 200-400 people in cities across the United States. In 2017 we expanded to Washington, D.C.. In 2018 we will be expanding to San Diego and New York City. Since mezcal simply cannot be contained we also organize Mezcal Week, a truly global celebration of everything mezcal which occurs in the second week of November.

We also curate a roving series of mezcal tastings tied to presentations on key issues in the mezcal world called Spirited Conversations. We’ll be bringing Spirited Conversations to a variety of cities in 2018.

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As a chef I love mezcal and the complexity of flavors. I love participating in Mexico in a Bottle because it is this great opportunity to meet small producers you’d never have a chance to talk to unless you travel to Mexico. And the crowd truly appreciates what is being served, both on the plate and in a glass.

— Ryan Farr

4505 Meats


Now that was a tasting!

Now that was a tasting!

It's a wrap! Mezcal: Mexico in a Bottle San Francisco is officially in the books as an unmitigated success. Thanks to everyone who attended, our ticket buyers had a fantastic time and everyone who presented, poured, cooked, imbibed told us they loved it and can't wait...

The wonders of mezcal in cocktails – this Sunday

We are proud to announce that Jay Schroeder will be leading a curated tasting at this year's Mezcal: Mexico in a Bottle. Jay is the founder and lead bartender at Mezcaleria Las Flores in Chicago. He's won accolades for all the incredible things he's done with mezcal...

Experience the variety of mezcals at Sunday’s tasting

  Join local bartender and mezcal aficionado Christian Arizmendi for a tour of the wide world of mezcal. When not behind local bars like Mosto and Woodbury Christian is traveling Mexico's backroads in search of the many expressions of mezcal that define his home...

The Topo Chico deal

In addition to all the great mezcal, bites and cocktail sips, we're excited to be partnering with Topo Chico at this year's San Francisco event. We'll have Topo Chico's mineral water on hand so make sure to give it a taste. We hope it's the start of a long term...

Taste and buy with Healthy Spirits

Mezcalistas is proud to welcome Healthy Spirits as the Mezcal: Mexico in a Bottle and Mezcal Week's official retail sponsor. Healthy Spirits on Cortland Street has an extra ordinary collection of mezcals for sales along with tequilas, whiskeys, beers, and plenty of...

“It was great to be in a room with the people who are making the future of mezcal in the US, I really got a sense of where artisanal mezcal is headed and it’s a joy to be a part of it.”

— Jay Porter

Salsipuedes and The Half Orange