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The Modern Bar Cart Podcast

Jun 27, 2019

In this episode, we chat with author and spirits judge Eric Zandona about his new book, The Tequila Dictionary

Some of the subjects we discuss in this interview include:

  • What it’s like to create a reference book (like a dictionary or encyclopedia) in the spirits world, and how The Tequila Dictionary can be used as a tool by agave enthusiasts.
  • How tequila and mezcal are different. We give you the big-picture overview, and then look into some historical trends and trace these spirits back through the decades.
  • Which label terms and quality indicators you can use to make informed tequila and mezcal purchases next time you take a trip to the liquor store.
  • How technology and commercial interests have prompted a number of changes in the way agave spirits are manufactured and then consumed here in the U.S.
  • What emerging trends we can expect from tequila, mezcal, and agave cocktails in the coming years.
  • And much, much more.

You can learn more about Eric and his work by visiting, you can follow him @ezdrinking on Instagram and Twitter, and you can purchase your copy of The Tequila Dictionary wherever books are sold.