The Five Biggest Tequila Myths

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  • WMccreery posted 3 years ago

    Is it"nerdy" to appreciate something? Nerdy is not a bad thing!!

  • Bill Davis posted 4 years ago

    Lisa didn't say it wasn't true. But the headings are not myths, but facts. The myth would be "Tequila always has a worm', etc.

  • Mike posted 4 years ago

    Mike will go check mailbox!!! ARF, ARF!!!

  • Scott Thomas posted 4 years ago

    I brought this up on a site devoted to Mezcal, and basically what I came away with is that the law governs labeling, and if a producer is in one of the overlap states it could technically label a product either tequila or mezcal (but not both). Tequila is still considered mezcal, by the general definition, if not under denomination of origin laws. Here is a link to the discussion:

  • Rhonda posted 4 years ago

    Wow my eyes just glazed over. You made Tequlia nerdy.

  • daniel eun posted 4 years ago

    learn something new everyday

  • posted 4 years ago

    Hi Scott--
    Historically, mezcal referred to all spirits made from agave, including tequila. However, as of 1994, mezcal is defined by law as a spirit made from agave, specifically excluding spirits covered under another definition, such as tequila. In other words, tequila cannot legally be labeled as mezcal and mezcal cannot legally be labeled as tequila.

  • Timmer1001 posted 4 years ago


    What are you talking about?
    I share your sense of disappointment as I was looking for something new, unique, special or cool, not just tequila 101 stuff.
    But, nothing he said was incorrect.

  • john posted 4 years ago

    I need me free simples

  • Lisa posted 4 years ago

    I was so intrigued by the email line "Tequlia - You're Doing It All Wrong" but disappointed when I opened it to find that your list of myths was actually a list of truths. And very well known truths to boot. Blogging - You're Doing It All Wrong.

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