GUADALAJARA, Jalisco (22/FEB/2012 at Informador news paper) – The tequila industry started this year 2012 with a 4% increase in exports, although the production there was a slight decrease.
According to the Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT), the closure of production last January led to 18.4 million liters, which means a decrease of 1.1%, according to data from January 2011.
As for exports, sales in January that totaled 12.6 million liters. The agency reports that it exported 8.7 million liters of tequila mixed in addition to 3.9 million product made ??from 100% agave and seven million liters in bulk shipments.
Guadalajara Tequila Tour is a wonderful destination, it is the cradle of Mexico’s famous drink, tequila tour it has become a tourist attraction for all those who visit Guadalajara. The endless rows of agaves give the people an ethereal look, which contrasts with the joy that permeates the streets and tequila fields.
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¿Betray your own family to stay with the love of your life? This is the situation we are facing “Tequila: A Story of Passion” film directed by Mexican director Sergio Sánchez Suarez.
Tequila is a town in Mexico, where honor is everything. Antonio (Unax Ugalde), a young chieftain respected by all, has an affair with Lola (Daniela Schmidt), the wife of his uncle Vincent (Salvador Sanchez), who is loved and revered by people.
With each lie, Antonio is increasingly involved in a web of suspicion, obsession and jealousy threatening everything in his life.
Overall, the story is not new. Is typical about two young people living an impossible love. However, the plot can be attractive to the Mexican public that tends to be attracted to this type of situation on the small screen, we know that viewers like the melodrama.
However, the film not only focuses on so addressed and love story, because to some extent reflects the prevailing machismo in society in the 40’s.
One of its defects is not completely in depth history of each character, which would have helped to make the plot more attractive and have even led to the connection with them was greater.
But the great merit of this film is in production design. The setting and costume design, made by the director’s brother, Rodrigo Sanchez Suarez, were cared for in great detail and get to make the viewer actually transport the time after the fact.
The cinematography, by Andronicus Gonzalez, is another very welcomed in this film, it is very attractive and catches the audience from the start by its visual perfection.
In addition, actions are another factor that helps this film. Ugalde, Sanchez and Angelica Aragon (although the latter with less screen time than the previous ones), they get fully reflect their characters.
It’s a film that is worth giving a try, it is a sign of how Mexican cinema has begun to improve as far as production is concerned. In addition, as an added, the film manages to remind us of the golden age of Mexican cinema.
Alejandra Alarcón Cervantes / Lunes, 07 de Noviembre de 2011 09:46 enlabutaca.com
Tequila companies will focus their investments in this and next year to preserve the environment.
Currently the Casa Cuervo company exports on an annual 10 million liters of tequila to over 120 countries, many of which begin to require companies producing their carbon footprint before closing purchase contracts.
“The investments will focus on the care of the environment with new stillage treatment plants to other plants, in addition to which was put into operation last year Camichines production center,” he told the director of The Economist Cuervo Tequila Institutional Relations, John Married Arregoitia.
The company tequila distilleries and six others are working with the National Chamber of Tequila Industry to build in the Los Altos region of the first floor or stillage treatment of liquid waste resulting from the distillation process.
The project, also involving Cazadores Bacardi, Pernod Ricard, Tequila Patron, Don Julio and San Matías, requires an investment of $ 10 million, for which the camera tequila distilleries and work involved in obtaining funds government both federal and international agencies, which will complement the contributions of companies. The plant will have capacity to treat at least 1,000 cubic meters of vinasse.
The production houses are ready the project, technology and design of the plant, so plan to break ground in the first half of 2012.
Mariano Castillo, CNN
July 26, 2011 8:29 p.m. EDT
(CNN) — Mexico’s international image may be taking hits because of the violence produced by drug cartels, but it hasn’t hurt its tourism industry, officials say. International tourism to Mexico has increased 2.1% in the first five months of 2011 compared to 2010, and it remains the top destination for Americans traveling abroad.
Statistics from the U.S. Department of Commerce show that fewer Americans are traveling abroad, but a bigger percentage of those who do are going to Mexico. Mexico also reported double-digit increases in the percentage of visitors from Russia, Brazil and China, among others.
“The data doesn’t lie,” Mexico’s deputy secretary for tourism, Ricardo Anaya, told CNN. “Tourists keep choosing Mexico.”
The unrelenting battles between rival drug cartels and police and cartels have provided nearly unlimited fodder for those who write off Mexico as a dangerous destination.
The truth, Anaya said, is that the violence is limited to certain geographic areas that can be avoided by tourists.
The border area, for example, where much violence has been recorded, is 1,200 miles from the resort town of Cancun — that’s like avoiding travel to Houston because of problems in New York, he said.
According to surveys by Mexican tourism authorities, 98% of those who do visit Mexico say they will come back, and 99% recommend it to others.
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Much of the growth has been fueled by new programs to incentivize tourists from emerging economies, such as the so-called BRIC countries — Brazil, Russia, India and China.
For starters, Mexico began allowing holders of U.S. visas to enter Mexico, opening up the possibility of tourists to the United States extending their trips south of the border.
Also, Brazilians, Russians and Ukrainian visitors can gain travel permission to Mexico on the Internet, with no need for a visa.
Finally, for travelers from other countries, visas to Mexico in many cases can be obtained through a travel agent, erasing the need for trips to embassies.
In 2011 to date, Mexico has seen a 40.9% increase in Brazilian tourists, a 58.1% increase from Russia and 32.8% increase from China, according to Mexico’s tourism ministry.
For U.S. travelers specifically, the Commerce Department’s most recent data — for 2009 — shows that 31.7% of all U.S. international tourists go to Mexico. From 2002 to 2009, while U.S. tourism to Canada fell by more than 27%, tourism to Mexico from the U.S. increased by 5.1%. This happened even though the overall number of Americans traveling abroad decreased, from a peak of 64 million in 2007 to 61.4 million in 2009.
When Kendra Young, a high school teacher in Texas, told her friends that she and her husband’s family were going to Cozumel for a yearly retreat, she was met with skepticism. Are you worried, they would ask? Are you still going?
“I think people see all of Mexico as one entity,” she told CNN.
It was the third straight year that she traveled to the same resort, and security was not a concern for her. Young is pregnant, and she was more worried about food-borne or water-borne illness.
She was aware of several State Department travel warnings to Mexico’s cartel hot spots, but she also knew that the area she was traveling to was not affected. Her group planned to stay on the resort, where they felt safest, but on the advice of resort staff they trusted from the previous trips, they ventured into the city without worries.
“Unfortunately, there are the headline-grabbing things — the drugs, the violence — but I don’t think that’s indicative of what’s happening in the entire country,” Young said.
Anaya pointed out that Americans are not unaware of the violence — 80% of Americans who travel to Mexico go to six places, none of which have had travel alerts. The destinations are Cozumel, Riviera Maya, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta/Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico City and Los Cabos, he said.
Some beach destinations, like Acapulco, have been the scene of some of the drug cartel bloodshed, but still managed to increase its tourism 3% in the first five months of 2011 compared to last year, thanks to national, rather than international, tourism.
But some pitfalls of tourism in Mexico persist.
Tucson, Arizona, resident Denise Hermosillo and a couple of friends made the six-hour trek last week from her home to Bahia de Kino in the state of Sonora, Mexico. This area is not under a travel warning, but is not among the top destinations for American tourists.
“I was scared out of my mind to go there,” Hermosillo said. Friends of hers who are in the military are not allowed to cross the border and urged her not to do the same. But she wanted to go to the beach to write for a book she is working on, and Bahia de Kino is the closest one.
On the first day of her vacation, her group was pulled over by a police officer, who promptly asked for $100 in exchange to letting them go. In the moment she was frightened, all those stories about bloody ends in Mexico rushing to her mind. But she negotiated the bribe down to $20 and her group was allowed to continue on their journey.
“It was pretty pathetic, I thought. What are you going to do with 20 bucks?” she said. Still, she was unable to relax during her vacation.
Would she go back? She doesn’t know.
Would she recommend Mexico to a friend? Maybe, but only if you are traveling with someone who could act as a guide.
It was a privilege to attend this distilleries reserach meeting a few days ago. Held indoors in the town of Tequila Zuno organized by CIES in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
The chinguirito was the first item, a drink made of sugar cane, brought by the Spanish in Mexico. According to researcher Dr. Teresa Lozano (UNAM), based on his studies around 1600 AD, the miners of Taxco sugar sold wine, 45 to 60 ° (brandy).
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Later in 1784, distilled spirits had considered prohibited as “wine mesquite”, “grape brandy”.
Mesquite wine comes from the fruit of the mesquite tree, which is like a sheath to be ground and squeezed, are cooked in pots in an oven-style “barbecue”, the latter is the traditional pre-Hispanic oven, well, where surrounded by leaves of the agave to cook with some fuel, which could be wood, they dry branches, and so on. On the other hand, consumption of chinguirito was where he had cane plantations.
A curious fact, the researcher said that “vino mezcal” was banned by the Catholic Church, even calling it “excommunication drink” the distillate. He also coconut wine and mescal drinks were banned in Guadalajara Mexico, which was considered the cause of death in the City. A cultural data is that we are talking about it when we talk on the history of Mexico to chinguirito, rum or cane wine.
I just learned there is a Tequila tour at Disney World Epcot Mexico and is called La Cava del Tequila is the perfect place for adults who are looking for a fun drinking experience at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Resort. Located inside the Mexico pavilion at EPCOT, La Cava del Tequila can be found at the bottom right side of the stairs after entering the building.
It seems to be the ideal tucked away spot for adults to spend an hour or so sampling your favorite tequila, or trying one of the 70 available varieties of premium tequilas. La Cava del Tequila is one of the best spots to meet with a few friends while touring EPCOT, as well as to make some new ones. The festive atmosphere in La Cava del Tequila, along with the potent and flavorful tequila drinks, makes it perfect for adults looking for some Disney magic to have a good time.
The Tequila Tour
The tequila tour is what I have named the entire experience of stopping in La Cava del Tequila at Disney’s EPCOT Resort and later leaving to tour the World Showcase. The combination of sampling a few tequila shots or specialty margaritas and then touring the different countries around the World Showcase has become one of my favorite Disney adult activities. To begin your tour, you must first navigate through a seemingly endless list of available tequila shots and specialty margaritas. Mexican beers are also available for non-tequila drinkers. My advice is to ask the bartenders about any drink you are interested in trying. On occasion, a shot glass sample of a margarita may be offered to help you decide.
Those who are familiar with the traditional Disney for adults, drinking around the world experience, the tequila tour is a must-try. The potency of the tequilas and margaritas at La Cava del Tequila takes the edge off of the Disney-priced drinks. Two or three of the drinks at La Cava del Tequila is more than enough to get anyone into a rather happy mood.
The Tequila Menu
The 70 varieties of tequila at La Cava del Tequila will please even the most expert tequila fan. There are no cheap tequilas to be found at La Cava del Tequila, and all of the drinks are made with premium brands, easing the potential hangover factor the next day. Specialty margaritas are among the favorite choices for visitors. The avocado margarita is both interesting and surprisingly good. The blood orange and jalapeno margaritas are also worth a try. Flavored salts and sugars are used to decorate the rim of margarita glasses and a number of exotic fruits are infused into the different specialty margarita blends. Both frozen and regular margaritas are offered. The Tequila Sunrise is a good choice for those looking for a potent but fruity drink.
Flights of tequila are a great way to try different tequilas and many guests seemed to be enjoying this method of tequila tasting on my last visit. Sangrita is typically served with many of the single tequila shots. Whatever your tequila choice or preference, La Cava del Tequila is likely to have it on the menu.
There are also a number of appetizers to sample while tequila tasting at La Cava del Tequila. Basic tortilla chips and salsa are on the menu, along with several other Mexican treats.
The tequila tour at Disney’s La Cava del Tequila is a self-guided tour which should be taken with some caution. It is not unusual to feel the effects of the tequila immediately exiting the Mexico pavilion. Drinking should be done over time, ideally with a side of chips and salsa. Photo opportunities should not be missed when you leave La Cava del Tequila, as there are sombreros and little Mexican hats to try on in the marketplace right outside the bar.
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A taste for tequila increasingly unleashed passions. Just as the culture of good food, tequila has become a cult drink. The interest in knowing its origin and its quality draws the attention of consumers. The tastings are fashionable and warehouses are filled with people who want to buy a bottle to enjoy at a table full of food quality.
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The color does not affect quality. All tequilas can be good, although it is hard to pinpoint one factor that determines it. And, in the production of this alcoholic beverage, involving many agents that often Tequila Master can not act.
Type of Agave, the barrel and the time up the aroma and taste of tequila, which differs in each bottle. The tasting is the perfect method to detect and classify. Now, not only is used by winemakers to create wines in the cellars. Individuals also want to appreciate the properties of the product they purchase and those in the market.
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The so-called “culture of Tequila” is in a growth phase. But this is not new. According to the Tequila Regulatory Council (CRT), since the late eighties he began to detect a progressive generalized appreciation of wine.
The cartons passed into history, although some persist in supermarkets, and glass bottles filled with exquisite wines on the shelves of shops and warehouses.
More and more tequila is consumed, approximately 50% more than twenty years ago. What happens now is that increased consumption of quality wines.
The wine has always been associated with the kitchen. Therefore, in selected restaurants and deli, the wine list is almost longer than the dishes. A symptom of the client is specialized and tends to select the tequila you want to accompany your dishes.
There are many myths that are around the tequila. Often, they are beliefs that are transmitted by word of mouth, though usually false.”The amber color is better than white? It depends, does not confer color quality, says Bernardo Torres, expert taster and a member of the Mexican Academy of Tequila Tasting. ¨ There tequilas fruity, herbal, floral, spicy, depending from where the agave and the type of land where they grow. ¨
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“The laid back, the older the better,” they say. He believes it also depends, in most cases depends on the quality of tequila, that is, from its formation at the beginning. Not always the case, suggests Bernard. According to the winemaker, is tequilas for all and that should be determined by its qualities and not their color.
Guadalajara, Jal. La Ruta del Tequila (Tequila Trail) in Jalisco agave landscape left last year an outlay of 200 million pesos, 600,000 visitors and 152 registered companies like www.gdltours.com , as its coordinator Martha Venegas Trujillo.
Five years after its creation and declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, this 2011 is facing its greatest challenge: to make the project self-financed tour that from 2006 to date the contribution was $ 1.5 million from the Fund Investment Multilateral Development Bank (IDB), according to Venegas Trujillo.
Although the use of IDB already sold out, the outlook is optimistic because of the exponential growth since its foundation the tour, told of his general coordinator.
In its first five years, the Tequila Trail was established as an important driver of investment in the region by adding 152 companies certified tourism badge bearing the TT (Tourist Tequila) issued by the Tequila Regulatory Council, a seal of quality and service same as in 2010 to make investments of around 65 million pesos.
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The tour of the area of appelation of origin of tequila has 13 tour packages and increased from five to eight the number of municipalities from the map.
Venegas said that in 2006 the economic flow in the five municipalities that made up the tour was 30 million pesos, while in 2010 the figure rose to 200 million.
Currently, the route comprised of the towns of Tequila, Amatitan, Arenal, Magdalena, Ahualulco Market, Etzatlán, San Juanito Escobedo and Teuchitlán.
“This gives us the certainty that we are prepared to meet the domestic and international tourism and we are now a tourist-cultural and one of the most representative of Mexico,” he said.
In late 2010, the Tourism Commission in the local Congress, presented an initiative aimed at integrating a trust to help finance the Tequila Trail and create financial independence.