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Listen To Food Republic Today: Mezcal Unión’s Alejandro Champion

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It’s nearly the weekend, which means it’s the perfect time to get deep into mezcal talk. Host Richard Martin travels to Oaxaca to chat with one of the founders of Mezcal Unión, Alejandro Champion. “Champ,” as he’s known around Mexico City, where the company is based, talks about his company’s mission to provide a business model for agave farmers in the Oaxacan countryside, and to create sustainable production ideals for mezcal. It’s an important part of the story, given the increasingly rapid and intense demand for mezcal in the United States. Whether you’re a fan of the smoky, floral, incredible spirit, or are curious what the fuss is about, you’ll want to listen to what Champ has to say. Today’s podcast wraps up in Post Bites with Bad Yelp Reviews of Good Restaurants. But first, a discussion about today’s headlines.

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Food Republic Today is hosted by our Editorial Director, Richard Martin, with co-host Krista Ruane, Zero Point Zero culinary creative director, and produced by Zero Point Zero Production. Katie Guhl is our producer. The episode features music by Ghostly International artists including Michna, whose “Metal Baile Joint” is the theme song.