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2009-10-29 08:30:00

SAO PAULO, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cachaca, ethanol, neutral alcohol, anhydrous alcohol: all sugarcane derivatives that will now be produced, in just one factory, by Grupo Ypioca, the largest estate producer of cachaca in the world. The new unit, inaugurated in October, is among the most modern precisely because of its use of leading edge technology to produce different products based on the same structure. With 100,000 square meters of industrial space on a property of 6...

2009-10-06 08:34:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Olympic Committee's announcement that the 2016 Olympic Games will be hosted in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, erupted an enormous celebration that lasted through the weekend on the beautiful beaches of this famed South American city. Swimsuit clad revelers cheered, danced, shouted and waved green, yellow and blue flags in support of their country, all the while celebrating with caipirinhas -- Brasil's signature cocktail -- and the national...

2009-08-20 09:02:00

NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Beverage Information Group, a leading provider of marketing, merchandising and statistical information to the beverage alcohol industry, recently released its updated Distilled Spirits Price Mark-Up Guide for June 2009. The Distilled Spirits Price Mark-Up Guide is a comprehensive, spreadsheet-formatted report on brand price structure at each tier of the distribution system. The guide identifies each distilled spirit brand by category (gin,...

2009-05-05 12:59:14

A New York restaurant said the city's first kosher tequila arrived at the eatery just in time for Cinco de Mayo. Restaurant Tequilaville said Kosher Tequila Agave 99 is being served for the first time in the city Tuesday as part of the Mexican independence celebration, the New York Post reported. The OU (Orthodox Union) seal is on every bottle, Martin Silver said. We've invited people from the Mexican Embassy and asked a few religious leaders to show up. You know the song 'Hava Nagila'? We're...

2009-05-04 16:00:00

NEW YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Born of a passion for Mexico combined with the artistic sensibility of New York City, Tanteo Tequila(TM) today launches a search for the top three Rising Star Mexican Artists in New York City. Jonathan Rojewski, CEO and founder of Tanteo Tequila, created the brand of hand-crafted, naturally infused premium Blanco tequilas as both a celebration of Mexico and a reflection of his New York style. With this contest, Tanteo aims to showcase how these two worlds...

2009-02-21 11:59:54

Thailand has joined the ranks of New York, Singapore and Havana with its own signature cocktail, the Siam Sunray, tourism officials say. While the classic New York Manhattan starts with bourbon, the Singapore Sling with gin and cherry brandy, and the Mojito with white rum, the Tourism Authority of Thailand says the Siam Sunray uses vodka. Other ingredients include syrup and lime juice, and some Thai ingredients such as coconut liqueur, chili and ginger, a leaf of Kaffir lime and three slivers...

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2009-01-13 10:40:00

New North Carolina State University research shows that tequila's surge in popularity over the past 15 years has been a boon for industry, but is triggering a significant hangover of social and environmental problems in the region of Mexico where the once-notorious liquor is produced. Tequila is distilled from the blue agave plant and, according to Mexican law, can only be produced in an area encompassing the state of Jalisco and parts of four other Mexican states. This sort of distinction,...

2008-09-12 18:00:26

Tokyo, Sept. 12 (Jiji Press)--Japan's major alcoholic beverage maker Oenon Holdings Inc. said Friday that it will recall "shochu" distilled spirit products made with tainted rice resold by food processor Mikasa Foods. Oenon Holdings will recall a total of about 80,000 bottles of six products, shipped to "izakaya" pubs and supermarkets nationwide after June this year. The recall cost is expected to be about 200 million yen. The products have no effects on health, Oenon Holdings said....

2008-08-27 00:00:33

By Guy Adams Mexico without tequila? It seems a far-fetched notion but the country's farmers are shunning the famous agave plant because of poor prices and switching to profitable crops. By Guy Adams The ethanol boom SAVOUR THAT frozen margarita in your hand, for soon you might not be able to afford it. Mexico's tequila industry is about to become the latest victim of America's growing thirst for ethanol. Soaring demand for biofuel has sent global commodity prices through the roof,...

2006-03-22 09:09:25

HYDERABAD (Reuters) - Forty people have died from drinking homemade alcohol in southern India over the past five days, including 17 attending the funeral of a man who was also poisoned by toxic brew, officials said on Wednesday. Farmer D. Jaggaiah died on Saturday in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh after consuming moonshine that had been smuggled from neighboring Orissa. Ten people died and 16 were hospitalized after toasting Jaggaiah at his funeral in Ratta Kanna village, 730...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'