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Average: $46 From: $38 To: $55
Tequila is a distilled alcoholic beverage made primarily from the blue agave plant in Mexico. Its origins can be traced back to a beverage called pulque, produced in Central America before the region was colonized by Spain in the 16th Century. Just like Tequila (which is technically a form of mezcal), pulque was fermented from pulped agave. The production process and choice of raw materials has become more refined over the centuries; modern-day Tequila is made only from the "heart" of blue agave (Agave tequilana Weber azul)....more
Mexico, at the southern tip of the North American continent, might seem like an unlikely wine producing nation, but viniculture has been practiced here for longer than anywhere else in the Americas. The Parras Valley's Casa Madero winery, founded in 1597, prides itself on being la vinicola mas antigua de America ('the oldest winery in America'). At this point in history, Bordeaux's Medoc was still an undrained marsh. It was from here that viticulture spread northwards to California and then southwards, notably to Chile and Argentina.
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