Hundreds of distilleries produce and market mezcal in Oaxaca. Photo © Justin Henderson.

All About Oaxacan Mezcal

With agave growing in hundreds of small-scale family plots, mezcal is a modern-day cultural phenomenon in Oaxaca—one with deep historical roots. Mezcal has been the “national” drink of the state of Oaxaca for centuries, and though perhaps the method to make it is more mechanized than in the past, it is mostly the same hands-on, handmade operation.

Shot of tequila, sangrita, and lime. Photo © Konstantin Kalishko/123rf.

Regional Foods and Drinks of Mexico

With its varied terrain and diverse local traditions, it’s not surprising that Mexican food is highly regional. Certain states distinguish themselves for particular dishes and ingredients, while other treats such as aguas frescas and thick egg custard for dessert are widely enjoyed. Here’s an overview of Mexican cuisine from region to region, along with popular items from mezcal to nieves.

Puerto Rican rum. Photo © Alan Levine, licensed Creative Commons distribution.

The History of Puerto Rican Rum

Around the turn-of-the-19th century, Puerto Rico’s sugar industry declined, but that didn’t stop the rum-making operations. Learn the best ways to explore the flavors and history of the island’s favorite elixir.

Mojitos at Dos Hermanos. Photo © Christopher P. Baker.

Bars and Lounge Clubs in Habana Vieja, Havana

Whether you’re looking for ambiance, to mingle with the locals, or just a stiff drink, Habana Vieja is the place to go. From chic and trendy lounges to waterfront saloons and hole-in-the-wall bars, here’s where to go to wet your whistle in Habana Vieja.

Toronto's Distillery Historic District is a 13-acre site with Victorian-era brick industrial buildings.

Exploring Toronto’s Distillery Historic District

The Distillery Historic District is a 13-acre site with Victorian-era brick industrial buildings that now house art galleries, shops, cafés, and theaters, as well as high-end condominiums. Read more about the galleries and studios in the area, as well as some of the breweries operating in the district.

Societe's tasting room is must-stop for those who enjoy drinking in the shadow of brewing tanks.

San Diego’s Best Craft Breweries

San Diego is thirsty for beer and has dozens of small breweries. Beer drinkers come from all over to taste their wares. Here’s our best San Diego Craft Breweries list, including specialties and highlights.