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Tag Archives: Jalisco

• 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 […]

• A grown-up’s guide to celebrating Cinco de Mayo in one word. Tequila.

A grown-up’s guide to celebrating Cinco de Mayo in one word. Tequila.

Cinco de Mayo–which commemorates the 1862 victory of the Mexican army over the French­—not   Mexico’s Independence Day, as many mistakenly believe—is a day to celebrate Mexico’s heritage. And that rich heritage includes Tequila, the blue agave-based spirit made in Mexico’s hilly Jalisco province. Sure, in the United States, the liquor is often pigeonholed as the […]

• The SF World Spirits Competition Judges 1,215 Entries – A New Record

The SF World Spirits Competition Judges 1,215 Entries – A New Record

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition held its esteemed judging on March 22nd, 23rd, 24th, and 25th, at the Hotel Nikko in downtown San Francisco. With continued growth in its 12th year 1,215 premium spirits were submitted from 60 countries, making it another record-breaking year, up 10% over last year. The San Francisco competition is […]

• Is that a bottle of tequila in your pants or are you just happy to see me?

Is that a bottle of tequila in your pants or are you just happy to see me?

Weapon-shaped liquor bottles popular with collectors. Taking shots of tequila has taken on new meaning. Elaborate glass tequila bottles in red, blue and white — shaped like pistols, AK-47s, rifles, machetes and bullets — have been surfacing in the Rio Grande Valley in the past year or so. The bottles — in sharp contrast to the clean […]

• Tequila 101: A Basic Primer

Tequila 101: A Basic Primer

“From margaritas to body shots, tequila has played an unforgettable role in America’s drinking history. But let’s face it: how much do you really know about the Central American spirit? I’ll be the first one to admit: I knew nada. So, instead of opting for one of the more advanced seminars on craft cocktail tools […]

• Tequila boom triggers social consequences in Mexico

Tequila boom triggers social consequences in Mexico

New North Carolina State University research shows that tequila’s surge in popularity over the past 15 years has been a boon for industry, but is triggering a significant hangover of social and environmental problems in the region of Mexico where the once-notorious liquor is produced. Tequila is distilled from the blue agave plant and, according […]

• Tequila’s Dirty Little Secret: Major Environmental Problem in Mexico

Tequila’s Dirty Little Secret: Major Environmental Problem in Mexico

Two years ago, when Los Angeles businessman Alejandro Viecco visited the agave-fields surrounding the Mexican town of Tequila—where the eponymous liquor is made—he made a startling discovery. The process of making tequila, it turns out, can be as messy, smelly and disgusting as the aftermath of drinking too much of it. “When you go to […]

• Explosion of growth for tequila

… Growth for tequila The rotgut that has given generations of college students hangover horror stories is as popular as ever, but much recent industry growth comes from the push for something that can compete with high-end scotch or cognac. The last decade has seen an explosion of growth for tequila made entirely of blue […]

• 5 Things You Should Look For In A Great Tequila

5 Things You Should Look For In A Great Tequila

Bertha González Nieves is the CEO and co-founder of Casa Dragones tequila alongside partner Bob Pittman, who just so happens to be the founder of MTV. González Nieves was also the first woman to be accredited as a Maestra Tequilera, or certified tequila expert – think Master Sommelier, but for tequila. Now, she’s plopped down […]