Tag Archives: Mexico City

• Constellation Brands invests $2bn in Mexico

Constellation Brands invests $2bn in Mexico

Constellation Brands has reaffirmed its confidence in the Mexican beer market, announcing plans to invest $2 billion in expanding its brewery and bottle plant in the country. The money will be used at its facility in Nava, Coahuila, increasing its production capacity from 10 million hectoliters to 25 million hectoliters by the end of 2017. At […]

• Oscars 2014: Cocktails to Pair with Best Picture Nominations

Oscars 2014: Cocktails to Pair with Best Picture Nominations

Time to get gussied up and pass out the ballots. You may not be invited to next Sunday’s 86th annual Academy Awards, but the front-row couch at home is the perfect spot to catch glimpses of glitz — and sip a few inspired cocktails. Whether you’ll be rooting for “Gravity” with a tequila-based Out of […]

• Aztec brew takes Mexico’s hipsters by storm

Aztec brew takes Mexico’s hipsters by storm

It’s an hour before sunset on a Friday and the pulqueria is already pulsing. Rock, cumbia and musica romantica beats from a jukebox along the back wall. Chattering drinkers pack tightly from the saloon-style swinging doors to the tile bar. Heavily inked and pierced waiters wiggle through the throng, juggling sloshing pitchers and pints of […]

• Think you know about mezcal? Think again.

Think you know about mezcal? Think again.

What I used to know about mezcal — tequila’s brawnier brother — could have fit into a shot glass. That was before a tasting in Mexico City with Cornelio Perez, president of a group called Mezcales Tradicionales de los Pueblos de Mexico, and Ricardo Pandal, owner of a year-old mezcal cantina and restaurant named Patrona. […]

• Tobacco – the new ‘it’ cocktail ingredient

Tobacco – the new ‘it’ cocktail ingredient

Tobacco – reduced through distillation – has become the latest ingredient in bartenders’ recipe books, reports Daniel Tapper. It’s a freezing cold weekday night and I find myself in a place called Barts – a discreet, prohibition-style cocktail bar in the heart of Chelsea, brimming with stuffed animals, quirky antiques and young professionals – many […]

• Grupo Modelo Gains Share in U.S. Market as Victoria Beer Cracks Top 20

Grupo Modelo Gains Share in U.S. Market as Victoria Beer Cracks Top 20

Grupo Modelo SAB, the Mexican brewer of Corona beer, is gaining share in the U.S. import market aided by its Victoria brand, which cracked the top 20 of foreign beers in its first year. Shipments of Modelo brands rose 4.4 percent in the 13 weeks ended July 3 compared with a 1.7 percent increase for […]