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Can: The State of Oaxaca, and in particular the city and its central valleys including questions regarding sites and touring, current social and political climate, transportation, and all other matters relating to tourism in and around the city of Oaxaca and its central valleys with an emphasis on mescal, pulque and fermented pre-Hispanic beverages. Can't: Everything else.
First visited Oaxaca in 1969.
Began vacationing exclusively in Oaxaca in 1991.
Permanent resident of Oaxaca since 2004.
Written over 280 articles about Oaxaca.
Master Mezcalier certification by the federal government.
Author of Mezcal in the World Spirits Market: Unrivalled Complexity, Innumerable Nuances
Co-author of the first bilingual full color mescal tasting wheel.
Owner of Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca.
Fixer for several international documentary film companies as well as for photographers.
Law Society of Upper Canada
Interweave Transitions Abroad The Eye Korean Air Ensamble Vacations Crime & Justice International The Upper Canadian Antiques Showcase Oaxaca Times The Etobicoke Guardian York University archives (M.A. thesis)
Specialized Honors B.A. (social anthropology) 1974 M.A. (social anthropology) 1978 LL.B. (law degree) 1984 Master Mezcalier and various other courses on educating given by the federal government.
Awards and Honors
Tory Research and Writing Award
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