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Listen to “Mezcal’s Dance with Extinction”

Now that the tequila craze has crested, the latest Latin liquor to capture the world’s alcoholic imagination is tequila’s grandfather: mezcal. But an explosion of authentic mezcal is impossible—for reasons our correspondent discovers when she goes to Oaxaca to learn how this hyper-local spirit can be sustained.

This podcast is an audio recording of our story, Mezcal’s Dance with Extinction.