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Worm Survives Mexico's Liquor Police

For the Palm Beach Post, Jeremy Schwartz reports (9 February 2005) that the world nearly lost a peculiar piece of Mexico's cultural tradition this week after the government, without regard to drinkers anywhere, targeted the lowly worm at the bottom of the mescal bottle for extinction.  Mexican officials, concerned with the high fat content of the blue agave cactus worm in bottles of mescal, had sought to remove it with new laws governing the liquor's production.  The full story can be found here.

Posted by Cynthia on February 10, 2005 at 01:59 PM in Mexico, Tequila | Permalink


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