Mexico is Producing Some Great Wines… Really!

Mexico is a great place for growing grapes Some of the nation’s best wines come from Valle de Guadalupe, situated on the Baja coast. Close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, a climate that’s cooler than most of Mexico and mountains that border the valley all conspire to create good growing conditions there for chardonnay, cabernet...
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Film starring Mexico’s Garcia Bernal to be screened at Cannes

Argentine director Pablo Fendrik’s latest film “The Ardor,” which stars Mexico’s Gael Garcia Bernal and Brazil’s Alice Braga, will be screened out of competition during next month’s Cannes Film Festival, the event’s organizers announced Wednesday. Garcia Bernal had earlier been announced as a member of the Palme d’Or jury that will be headed by New...
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Mexico Declares “2014, Year of Octavio Paz.”

Mexico’s Government Secretary has revealed that Congress has declared 2014 as “The Year of Octavio Paz.” Poet, writer, essayist and diplomat, Octavio Paz was born in Mexico City on the 31st of March 1914 and died on the 19th of April, 1998. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990. The statement from the...
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2014 May Restaurant Festival Stops for Gary’s Groupies Gastronomical Gathering

These 13 places which are now open for RSVPs, arrive no later than 7PM, email information below: Kaiser Maximilian 5/15 Trio 5/16 Cafe des Artistes 5/17 Barcelona Tapas 5/18 The River Cafe 5/19 Archie’s Wok 5/20 Out 5/21 Fusion Gourmet 5/22 Gaby’s 5/23 The Blue Shrimp 5/24 No Way José! 5/25 Si Señor 5/26 Bravos...
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“Ilusión Nacional” Explores Mexico’s Addiction to the Beautiful Game

A new documentary examines the links between soccer and Mexican life during El Tri’s rise to international prominence. “In every failure there is a victory. For every day of pain there is a day of glory,” proclaims Mexican soccer documentary Ilusión Nacional. A look back at the nation’s participation in the World Cup and other...
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Hottest New Tourism Trend: Culinary Branding

When you drink a Pisco sour do the ruins of Machu Picchu come to mind? Or does the aroma of a mole poblano bring you to a leisurely dinner on a plaza in Mexico? If this happens then you are experiencing what experts are now calling culinary nation branding. For quite some time nation branding...
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Making Dreams Come True for Terminally Ill Children

Having a terminal illness does not stop children and young people from having dreams, or wanting to accomplish them. Sarai, 17, has cancer, and unable to move her right arm, however she loves music, especially rock music, and one of her favorite bands is Moderatto, so she has always had the dream to learn how...
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Juanes is ‘Transcending Language’ with his Intoxicating Rock & Pop-Infused Global Sound

Juanes has made one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential people — and quite frankly he could have been on that list a long before most of mainstream America knew of him — but nonetheless, the U.S. has finally caught onto the creative genius and infectious beats of Colombian rock star, Juanes. The multi-Latin Grammy-winning star...
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Sony Music U.S. Latin and ZZinc Group Partner for Music Projects

In an effort to continue broadening the range of opportunities for its artists, Sony Music U.S. Latin has partnered with ZZinc group, the entertainment company headed by Mexican promoter/manager Armando Lozano and Mexican film financier Alex García. Through the partnership, ZZinc and Sony will leverage their assets to jointly develop talent and music-related projects, focusing...
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Olive Oils From Mexico Awarded at NYIOOC

Spain and Italy may have dominated this year’s New York International Olive Oil Competition, but some newcomers as well as stalwarts from Uruguay, Mexico, Peru, Chile and Argentina showed they have what it takes to compete on the world stage. One of the big surprises this year was the success of some outstanding producers from...
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Red Chile Enchiladas Recipe

INGREDIENTS 20 dried new mexico chiles 3 tbsp. canola oil, plus more for frying 10 cloves garlic 1⁄4 cup fresh lime juice 1 tbsp. ground cumin 2 tsp. sugar Kosher salt, to taste 12 corn tortillas 2 cups grated mozzarella 2 cups grated sharp cheddar 3⁄4 cup finely chopped red onion 1⁄4 cup finely crumbled...
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Only Six Weeks of Puerto Vallarta Art Walk remains

Puerto Vallarta has established itself as a vibrant center of art creation, exhibition and promotion. An important contribution to the city´s art scene is Puerto Vallarta´s ArtWalk which this year will be held every Wednesday from October 30, 2013 through May 28, 2014 from 6 PM – 10 PM. The participating galleries in Centro Historico...
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