Tag Archives: Mexico

• UPDATE: Chicago Brewery renames Trump beer, “F*ck Your Hair”

UPDATE: Chicago Brewery renames Trump beer, “F*ck Your Hair”

UPDATE FROM PREVIOUS POST: 5 Rabbit Cerveceria dumped Trump over recent comments about Mexican immigrants even though it meant losing business. The brewery was making a house beer for Trump Tower’s Rebar but wouldn’t think of continuing to do business with the ignoramus under the circumstances. The owners of the brewery are Latin American and […]

• 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 […]

• Carlos Santana Sells Hot Tequila Biz In Latest Booze Deal

Carlos Santana Sells Hot Tequila Biz In Latest Booze Deal

U.S. alcoholic beverage giant Constellation Brands (IW 500/306) (STZ) said Wednesday it will buy Casa Noble, a Mexican organic tequila maker partly owned by music icon Carlos Santana. “As the first super premium spirits brand we’ll add to our portfolio, Casa Noble is a natural fit,” Constellation CEO Rob Sands said, adding that the acquisition […]

• Tequila Flavored With Wood Is The New Big Thing

Tequila Flavored With Wood Is The New Big Thing

With Cinco de Mayo drawing near, tequila consumption will be at an annual high this weekend and through Monday, but at the same time, there is a much publicized lime shortage nationwide and in Mexico hurting the margarita and cerveza businesses. That’s good news for the newest wave of ultra-premium tequilas, which allow you to […]

“a woman walks into a bar…” and goes to Tequila U at Ortega 120 in the South Bay

“a woman walks into a bar…” and goes to Tequila U at Ortega 120 in the South Bay

Walk into Ortega120 and you could be walking into a cantina in Mexico. It’s that cool. I was there for my freshman semester of Tequila University, the first Tuesday of the month, on the story and facts of Tequila…not the kind that had you hugging your toilet. This session was hosted by Hotel California Tequila. […]

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• Lime shortage in U.S.; Margaritas, guacamole feel pinch

Lime shortage in U.S.; Margaritas, guacamole feel pinch

Hard times in Margaritaville: skyrocketing lime prices slam Mexican restaurants and bars. Cartel violence in the Mexican state of Michocan, plus floods and tree disease, have driven costs of the green citrus to an all-time high. In the U.S., which receives more than 95% of its limes from Mexico, there are sky-high prices and a […]

• The Hippest Winery In Mexico Is Made Of Recycled Boats

The Hippest Winery In Mexico Is Made Of Recycled Boats

A lot of artists say they find inspiration in unlikely places. Architects Alejandro D’Acosta and Claudia Turrent, designers based in Ensenada, Mexico, most often find theirs digging through dumpsters and junkyards. Their work, however, isn’t remotely trashy. One of their latest creations, the winery in Baja’s Guadalupe Valley, is sleek and totally modern. It’s one […]

• Best News! Tequila Ingredient Could Help With Weight Loss, Diabetes

Best News! Tequila Ingredient Could Help With Weight Loss, Diabetes

The key ingredient in tequila could help fight type 2 diabetes and obesity, according to a wonderful new study. The miracle substance is agavins, a natural form of sugar found in the agave plant. The reason it makes a perfect sweetener is it is both non-digestible and acts as a dietary fiber, so it won’t raise […]

• 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 […]

• Neil Patrick Harris is the king of drunk Instagram

Neil Patrick Harris is the king of drunk Instagram

Stars—they’re j​ust like us! And, just like us, Neil Patrick Harris got drunk and documented it on Instagram for the world to see. On a recent trip to Mexico, NPH drank a lot of margaritas. Maybe 17? He seems to have lost count around the time he found a hat. Witness the beautiful devolution…

• How beer explains 20 years of NAFTA’s devastating effects on Mexico

How beer explains 20 years of NAFTA’s devastating effects on Mexico

Analysis: The North American Free Trade Agreement was the poster child for the wonders of free trade. The reality is another story. Mexico’s largest agribusiness association invited me to Aguascalientes to participate in its annual forum in October. The theme for this year’s gathering was “New Perspectives on the Challenge of Feeding the World.” But […]

• China to Be 2nd Largest Importer of Tequila by 2018

China to Be 2nd Largest Importer of Tequila by 2018

You hear all that buzz about China taking over the world? About it becoming the largest economy on Earth, about it taking over all our industries slowly but surely, about every corporation on Earth rushing to the Middle Kingdom to tap into its billion-plus population? It’s happening to tequila, too: earlier this fall, Mexico’s tequila […]

Booze Travel Destinations You Need to Go To

Booze Travel Destinations You Need to Go To

Were you aware that there’re places in Mexico that don’t have even one Señor Frogs? And, if you think that’s crazy, wait for this: people still travel there… and you should too. Done reeling? Good. Now, book your ticket to Oaxaca, where an American expatriate Grateful Dead fan named Alvin runs a tour company that’s […]

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• Tequila! The Cure for the Mexican Itch

David A. Embury, the Linnaeus of the cocktail, has a piquant description of his first encounter with tequila. “When the cork was drawn there emanated from the bottle an odor faintly resembling a combination of overripe eggs and limburger cheese,” he wrote in “The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks” (1948). In “Everyday Drinking” (1983), Kingsley […]

• Just in Time for Cinco de Mayo: Five Biggest Tequila Myths

Just in Time for Cinco de Mayo: Five Biggest Tequila Myths

Tequila has come a long way. The former spring break drink of choice is now a favorite of top bartenders around the country. That’s not to mention the selection of premium brands to choose from. But there are still all-too-common misconceptions about the liquor. So with Cinco de Mayo just a few weeks away, we […]