Tequila, mezcal and social science—a Q&A with sociologist Sarah Bowen

Sarah Bowen knows a lot about tequila and mezcal. Her new book, “Divided Spirits: Tequila, Mezcal, and the Politics of Production,” explores the complex web of relationships – from farmers to bartenders – involved in transforming agave plants grown in Mexico into high-end spirits and cocktails consumed around the world. It’s an industry that has been the subject of considerable political debate in Mexico and still grapples with significant social challenges. —> Read More