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US: Beam Global Adds to Sauza 100 Años Tequila Offering
Beam-Global Spirits & Wine has announced an addition to its 100 Años Tequila stable in the US. The spirit, which joins 100 Años Reposado and Banco in the stable, is part of Beam's Sauza Tequila range.
Sacred Aztec Drink Losing Out to Beer in Mexico
It was a sacred liquid to the Aztecs and consumed for centuries in Mexico, but the traditional pulque drink seems to be falling in popularity despite its historic roots.
Guadalajara Artists at Galleria Dante
On Wednesday, November 28th Galleria Dante's "Meet the Artists Night" will feature three talented Guadalajara artists: Gabriel Colunga, Oscar Solis and Juana Cortez. Solis and Cortez will be painting at the gallery November 27 & 29th from 12-4 pm.
Mexico's Mezcal Loses Image as Poor Man's Tipple
Mexico's traditional spirit mezcal, infamous as a firewater drink of the poor and for the worms bobbing around in its bottles, is suddenly cool and growing in popularity.
Bath Honours New Wine
Japanese welcome the year's first shipment of Beaujolais nouveau with a toast and wine bath. A sommelier at the Kowakien spa resort west of Tokyo poured the fruity, red French wine from dozens of just-arrived Beaujolais bottles into bathers' wine glasses - as well as over their bodies.
Los Bambinos ARE Metamorsa!
Polly G. Vicars
The transition had been fully realized. On November 16th at Santa Barbara Theater, Los Bambinos truly morphed into Metamorsa, and we were privileged to hear and see these highly motivated and exceptionally talented musicians giving us their all.
Tequila’s Big Shot
Tequila is putting aside its rowdy reputation to run in more-sophisticated circles. The heady Mexican spirit now arrives in style at pairing dinners, in tasting flights and even on premium-brand lists thanks to a growing number of restaurants and bars eager to educate consumers about the spirit’s more-serious side.
Shirley Valentine is Absolutely Superb!
Don't miss New York actress Dana Zeller-Alexis' stellar performance as a plucky, wisecracking housewife on vacation in Puerto Vallarta in "Shirley Valentine's Vallarta Adventure" Thursday nights through Dec 13th at Santa Barbara Theater.
Get Ready for the Vallarta Film Festival
Don't miss the 4th Annual Vallarta Film Festival! Scheduled to take place December 5th-9th at Cinemark Theater in Plaza Caracol, the 2007 PV Film Fest will showcase six feature films that represent the current trends in Latin American cinema.
Meet the Artists Season Opener at Dante
Claire & Joe Guarniere
Be sure to stop by Vallarta’s favorite art gallery on Wednesday, November 14th, as Galleria Dante presents the works of Luis Valui and Hector Buigues at their first "Meet the Artists" night of the 2007/2008 Puerto Vallarta art season.
Out and About in Puerto Vallarta
From musical theater productions and Home and Garden tours to the Gourmet Festival, art shows and charitable events, there's so much happening in Puerto Vallarta this high season you may get exhausted just from reading about all of the goings-on.
Catch the Fever at Buddha Lounge
Be sure to catch the newest & hottest dinner show in town on Sunday, November 18th at Uncommon Grounds Buddha Lounge, where Vallarta's favorite Thespian and Encore Boutique owner, Mikki Prost, will be starring in her own cabaret show, "Fever."
Asia's Top Bartenders
They juggle bottles, pour exotic drinks and sometimes dance on the bar. Meet Asia's top bartenders who are competing at the Asia "flairtending" championships at the Venetian hotel in Macau.
Those Oldies but Goodies Opens Nov. 28th
"Those Oldies but Goodies," a celebration of the golden age of Rock & Roll, featuring local performers Mikki Prost, Len Greenough and Jace Damon opens November 28 at the Agustin Flores Contreras Cultural Auditorium in downtown Puerto Vallarta
Forget Candy — It’s Tequila Time!
William M. Dowd
There is nothing as quintessentially Mexican as El Dia de los Muertos, a festival that has been part of the culture since before the Spanish invaders. Originally held in July, but moved closer to All Saint’s Eve in November by Catholic priests brought in by the conquistadors, it is anything but a morbid or frivolous event.
New Tequilas Pour Forth To Meet Growing Worldwide Demand
As tequila takes its place alongside fine cognacs in global markets, its popularity is skyrocketing, especially at the high end. And new players are coming into a once-staid industry, including two Texans, a Philadelphia restaurant owner and Sammy Hagar, the former singer of Van Halen.
Celebrating Life and Death in Vallarta
In Puerto Vallarta, the dead will soon walk the Earth — so let the parties begin! Starting on October 31st and continuing through November 2nd, the dearly departed will rise from their graves and join the living in celebration.
The Stars Align in Riviera Nayarit
One of Mexico’s most acclaimed film festivals kicks off this December 5th - 9th, 2007 in Riviera Nayarit. The festival’s line-up includes independent films and major motion pictures from Canada, North America, Latin America and South America as well as documentaries with an environmental theme.
Mexico's Tequila Industry Battles Knockoffs
Sergio Solache & Chris Hawley
Mexican tequila makers are battling a surge of knockoffs as distillers worldwide try to make a profit off the drink's growing popularity. The imitators range from sugarcane moonshine made in Mexican garages to quality spirits made from agave plants in South Africa.
Mezcal - Tequila's Kindred Spirit - is Making a Comeback
Centuries before anyone ever heard of a margarita machine, before tequila shots became a rite of passage and "with or without salt" entered the bartending lexicon, Mexicans were distilling the exotic fruit of the agave plant. They didn't call it tequila back then. They called it mezcal.
Fear and Loathing in Tijuana
Hollywood Ray’s club, Coko Bongo, is a popular hotspot for underage San Diego college students, it features exotic dancers, friendly bartenders and a convenient border transportation service.
Puerto Vallarta Welcomes Gay Cruise Ship
Empresarios Gays de Puerto Vallarta together with Atlantis, the world's largest gay and lesbian first-class cruise, resort and tour company, are hosting a T-dance for Mexican Celebration Cruise passengers at Club Paco Paco on October 17, 2007.
When in Cancun ... Head for the Downtown
The "Mayan Riviera" is where this night owl found herself for nearly a week, including prime weekend after-hours prowling, where Cancun is known for its wildlife — both natural and touristic.
Una Noche Mágica en Puerto Vallarta
Explore alternative choices in taking care of your body, mind and spirit as Make a Wish Mexico presents Puerto Vallarta's leading experts in the esoteric fields of the paranormal and metaphysical at Christine Discotheque on October 30th, 2007.
The Elusive Cocktail
The cocktail is surrounded by strangely bizarre and foolish stories as to its invention. One is about a Betsy the barmaid who served 'Betsy's Bracers' to American and French soldiers at a tavern in Hall's Corner, New York, during the Revolutionary War.
Punta Mita Time Prepares For High Season
The Latin Palate
As restaurants and businesses all around the Bay of Banderas are preparing for Puerto Vallarta's 2007/2008 "High Season," Punta Mita Time Restaurant chef/owner Art Mendoza is leading the pack.
New Ad Plan for Las Vegas Set
Las Vegas tourism officials will reveal Tuesday a roadmap that outlines a strategy over the next three years to attract visitors from other countries who have shied away from the United States since the 9/11 attacks.
Vallarta Celebrates El Mes de la Patria
Every September, know as El Mes de la Patria, cities throughout Mexico host a series of colorful and patriotic celebrations commemorating Mexico's Independence from Spain - but here in Puerto Vallarta, the festivities are unbeatable.
Dangers, Delights of Juarez Await
Tonight, hundreds of college students, many under 21, will cross the border into Juarez for a night of dancing, partying and lots of drinking.
It’s a New Day for This Often-Maligned Liquor
Josh L. Dickey
Consider if the only beers in American bars were Schlitz and Old Milwaukee. Or if wine shops stocked only Boone’s Farm and Night Train. What place would these beverages have in American culture? Tequila, this is your lot.
Lazy Lizard Bingo Goes Out With a Bang
Over seven crazy bingo nights at the Lazy Lizard on Playa los Muertos, we raised 60,314 pesos for the children at the Refugio Infantil Santa Esperanza. That's almost double what the government gives them in a year!
Glamour and Fashion at Lazy Lizard Bingo
This week's Lazy Lizard Charity Bingo was thoroughly heart warming. The arrival of the R.I.S.E. kids made everyone's night, and the response from the children playing bingo epitomized the feeling. And then there was the Encore Boutique fashion show...