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Women in Mezcal: Talk and Tasting with Sósima Aguilar of Fanekantsini Cooperative
I'll have what she is having...
Overview of Experience
What to Expect
Sósima, a 4th generation distiller, is going to talk to us about her journey through various facets of the mezcal industry as a woman. While the tradition of distilling agave is generally considered to be a “masculine” industry, women have historically been an instrumental part of the distillation process, and often end up doing more than half of the work.
That being said, men are still at the forefront of the mezcal industry while women are bustling around in the background making sure the processes are complete. Sósima has fought her way through those stereotypes, trials, and tribulations to be the first in four generations to transition from distillation and selling in informal economies to branding and distribution of a certified product.
She is the president of Fanekantsini, a local cooperative consisting of 2 palenques and several families in two regions, and to produce a brand of mezcal that is quickly gaining fame in international circuits for its adherence to artisan processes, its superior quality and notable flavor profiles.
So come to Tlayudona to celebrate the amazing work of local women in Oaxaca in one of its hardest industries, as well as to learn more about how we can help make this industry a more inviting place for women. And of course, try some of the most sensorially-delightful mezcals that you can find.
Logistics and Cost
Time Involvement – 2 Hours
Transportation – N/A. Located in the city center. (address provided upon registration)
Costs and Minimums – 450
There is a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 10 people for this experience.