STRAIGHT UP Lorenzo Angeles Mendoza is a mezcal distiller.
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Most tequila is made by big companies with marketing budgets that have helped send its sales soaring. Fine mezcals, with a sliver of the market, are still made by Oaxacan villagers in virtual backyard operations.
But lately those mezcaleros have found friends to help them get ahead, particularly in New York.
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