Tag: MX – Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila

Holiday getaways: 4 quick trips to festive wonderlands for travel-ready Houstonians; Robin Soslow; Houston Chronicle

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Each of these spots is just one nonstop flight from Houston.

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See how magical Tequila, Mexico really is on this virtual tour; Lydia Schrandt; USA Today

Take a virtual tour though the Magical Town of Tequila at the heart of Mexico’s agave-growing region.

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Santa Quiteria: Jalisco’s next tourism magnet or example of patrimonicide?; John Pint; Mexico News Daily

The little town of El Arenal, a mere 30 kilometers from Guadalajara, may have been at the hub of a great civilization.

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If not for women, there’d be no tequila; Sucheta Rawal; CNN

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Without the women of Tequila the town, there’d be no tequila the drink. International Women’s Day is a great time to find out the role they play in Mexico’s most famous liquor.

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All aboard Mexico’s tequila train; Alex Butler; Lonely Planet

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The round pyramids of Guadalajara Mexico; Ramon & Sharon Salcido; Record Gazette

Since archaeology and art are of interest to my wife and myself, we were thrilled to have the opportunity to visit the pyramids of Guachimontones (a UNESCO World Heritage site)…

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Headaches and hangovers: On the trail through Tequila country; Kerry Van Der Jagt; Traveller

A train to tequila country reveals the history – and the deliciousness – of this spirited drink.

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The Wild, Vibrant History of Mexican Tequila; Mark Seal; National Geographic

Mexico – Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial Facilities of Tequila

When George Clooney and Rande Gerber’s tequila company, Casamigos, sold for $1 billion last year, it begged the question: How did the once-humble swill become so swank? A trek through Mexico distills all.

“ONCE UPON A TIME in Guadalajara, there lived two competing tequila-making families, Sauza and Cuervo,” read a March 1967 National Geographic story. “They had always quarreled and for a generation they had exchanged both insults and pistol shots. Sauza children never met Cuervo children in Guadalajara. But then young Javier Sauza went to a small university in Chicago…”

There, the third-generation heir to the Sauza tequila dynasty met and secretly married a beautiful, red-haired Cuervo relative.

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