No mere barroom reference, this heady blend of agricultural history, Mescalero anthropology, Aztec mythology and nature writing is an appealing package for researchers and drinkers alike.
A richly textured picture of tequila and the agave plant . . . Readers interested in the natural history and ethnography of the Southwest will enjoy it, as will tequila fanciers who want to learn about the history and manufacture of their drink.
—San Diego Union-Tribune
Lyricism for all things agave infuses the prose, a rhapsody tempered by hard botanical science.
—San Francisco Chronicle
A scholarly yet entertaining guide to the history and husbandry of this phenomenal beverage . . . For most readers, tequila may be better sipped than studied. But since a little tequila goes a long way, this book can provide an alternate, albeit less intoxicating, form of pleasure.
This slender tome contains virtually everything you could want to know about tequila.
—New Mexico Magazine