The conversation with Bricia Lopez was about Mezcal appreciation. All tequila is Mexcal, but not all mescal is Tequila.
Mezcal comes from Oaxaca, Guerrero, Durango, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas, Guanajuato, and Tamaulipas.
The agaves are cultivated (espadin,) or wild. The cultivated agaves take 6 to 8 years to ripen and the wild agaves up to 20 years.
Mezcal averages 48 per cent alcohol.