Tequila Books

Tequila: A Natural and Cultural History, Paperback
by Ana G. Valenzuela Zapata (Author), Gary Paul Nabhan (Author)

The Tequila Dictionary: An A–Z of all things tequila, mezcal and agave spirits
by Eric Zandona


Angeles Carreno, Graciela. “Mezcal in Traditional Medicine.” Mezcal Arte Tradicional 98 (2010).

Ackermann, Nuria. Adding value to traditional products of regional origin: A guide to creating an origin consortium. Vienna: United Nations Industrial Development Organization, 2010.

Aguilar-Moreno, Manuel. Handbook to Life in the Aztec World. New  York: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Arellano, Gustavo. Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. New York: Simon & Shuster, 2012.

Gary Paul Nabhan and David Suro Piñera. “Agave Spirits. The Past Present, and Future of Mezcals” W.W. Norton & Company. Illustrated by René Tapia.


Bowen, Sarah. Divided Spirits: Tequila, Mezcal, and the Politics of Production.
San Francisco: University of California Press, 2015.

Bullock, Tom. The Mezcal Experience. London: Jaqui Small/Quarto Group, 2017.

Bye, Robert A., Don Burgess, and Albino Mares Trias. “Ethnobotany of the Western Tarahumara of Chihuahua, Mexico: I. Notes on the Genus Agave.” Botanical Museum Leaflets, Harvard University 24 (1975): 85-n2.


Barnette, Jennifer. “Geographic Indications as a Tool to Promote Sustainability? Cafe de Colombia and Tequila Compared.” Ecology Law Quarterly, October 2012.


Jansen Emma Mezcal


McEvoy John P. Holy Smoke! It’s Mezcal!

Publisher ‏ : ‎ John McEvoy (April 2, 2018), Language ‏ : ‎ English, Paperback ‏ : ‎ 272 pages, ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0990328120, ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0990328124


James Schroeder. Understanding Mezcal


Warner, Marina, and Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, eds. Worlds of Myths, Austin: University of Texas Press, 2004.

Williams, Ian. Tequila. A Global History, Reaktion Books Ltd, 2015

Wondrich, David. Imbibe!: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to “Professor”]erry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar. New York: Penguin, 2007.


Tequila / Mezcal articles in magazines and online publications


Arita, Hector T., and Don E. Wilson. “Long-Nosed Bats and Agaves: The Tequila Connection.” BATS Magazine 5 (1987).

Arenstein, Noah. “The Problem with Pechuga.” Punch, January 16, 2020.

https: //punchdrink.com/ articles /pro blem-with-pechuga-mezcal/

Aurea Toxqui Garay, Maria. El Recreo de Los Amigos: Mexico City’s Puiquerias During the Liberal Republic (1856-1911). PhD diss., University of Arizona, 2011.


Bowen, Sarah, and David Suro. “America’s Role in Latest Fight for Small
Mezcal.” Punch, March 22, 2016.


Brooks, David. “Grandes intereses comerciales buscan controlar la palabra
agave: experto.” La Jomada, April 16, 2016.


BBC. “Mexico exports 100% blue agave tequila to China.” August 30, 2013.

story:   photo: David Suro “Can a Group of Bartenders Save Mezcal?” Punch, April 30, 2015


Wondrich, David. “Behind the Drink: The Margarita.Liquor.com, May 5, 2010.


Zandona, Eric. The Tequila Dictionary. An A-Z of

Zizumbo-Villarreal, Daniel, and Patricia Colunga Garda Marin. “Early coconut distillation and the origins of mezcal and tequila spirits in west-central Mexico.” Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 55 (2008).