The Spirits of Agave: Fermentations
Experience Oaxaca’s Unique Fermented Agave Drinks, Their History, Myths, and Regeneration
A local organic market is our classroom as we taste and learn about the mysteries of maguey/agave not only through Mexican cultural history, but through unique flavours found in the fermented spirits of agave.
Through a flight or tasting of three distinct maguey/agave beverages, we endeavour to learn about the mysterious path of maguey, the Goddess Mayahuel, the moon, and pulque in Oaxaca. The Spirits of Agave session is a session curated solely by Oaxaca Profundo Sessions and our colleagues/companerxs.
Guests are challenged to consider their approach to the vast differences in taste, textures, and context that root Oaxacan and Western traditions and how all of this informs our relations to farming, elderhood, sacrifice, myth, and food.
Note: There is no mezcal served at this tasting. For that, join our friends at Expresiones del Mezcal!
When: 4pm-6pm, Every Thursday (or Upon Request)
Where: Oaxaca’s Centro Historico. A local market is our maguey classroom; it’s location will be sent out via email upon confirmation of your reservation.
To begin, Oaxaca can be a difficult place for people with severe allergies or dietary restrictions. Therefore, please advise us in advance of any restrictions and we will do our best to accommodate our guests. This session’s meals can be prepared vegetarian, if we are given due notice. As a result, severe allergies most likely cannot be accommodated for this class. For vegans or those with any other strict restrictions, we invite you to bring along a meal in a container. In addition, we would be able to store and heat it for you, if needed.
First and foremost, we do not have adequate medical training. Therefore, if you have a medical condition or carry medicines/tools with you, please advise us in advance. We will do our best to help in whatever way we can. However, we are not responsible for your health. Know your body. Know your requirements. Please, inform us of your issues.
All cancellations must be made in writing, via email at least 48 hours before the session, otherwise you forfeit payment guaranteed at that point for our staff and hosts. Therefore, there are no refunds for cancellations. However, if the reservation is cancelled with more than 48 hours written notice, we can re-schedule your booking for a date within one calendar year in which our hosts/session animators are all available to work and the minimum number of guests is already met. Each of our sessions/tastings requires a minimum number of guests in order to proceed. If you book with us and we do not have the required number of guests, we do reserve the right to cancel your session, wherein your payment will be refunded in full.