Mexican wine

Mexican wine and wine making began with the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century, when they brought vines from Europe to modern day Mexico, the oldest wine-growing region in the Americas. Although there were indigenous grapes before the Spanish conquest, the Spaniards found that Spanish grapevines also did very well in the colony of New Spain (Mexico) and by the 17th century wine exports from Spain to the New World fell. In 1699, Charles II of Spain prohibited wine making in Mexico, with the exception of wine for Church purposes. From then until Mexico’s Independence, wine was produced in Mexico only on a small scale. After Independence, wine making for personal purposes was no longer prohibited and production rose, especially in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many other European immigrant groups helped with the comeback of wine in Mexico. However, the Mexican Revolution set back wine production, especially in the north of the country. Wine production in Mexico has been rising in both quantity and quality since the 1980s, although competition from foreign wines and 40% tax on the product makes competing difficult within Mexico. Mexico is not traditionally a wine-drinking country, but rather prefers beer, tequila and mezcal. Interest in Mexican wine, especially in the major cities and tourists areas (along with the introduction into the US on a small scale), has grown along with Mexican wines’ reputation throughout the world. Many Mexican companies have received numerous awards. Various wine producers from Mexico have won international awards for their products.

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FBI warns of Mexican cartels targeting Americans in timeshare fraud schemes

New York Post 14 Jun 2024
Police officers patrol a road after fellow police officers were killed during an ambush by suspected cartel hitmen in El Aguaje, in Michoacan state, Mexico ... Two beach houses in Port St. Joe beach in Mexico ... The proceeds are increasingly going to fund the cartels’ violent activity in Mexico....

Cocaine Inc: How Rotterdam is driving Britain’s cocaine crisis

The Times/The Sunday Times 14 Jun 2024
Cees, a slightly dishevelled former harbour worker, twitches nervously in his seat as he recalls the three decades he spent moving shipments of cocaine through Europe’s biggest port ... But as the violence grew, the intimidation of port officials escalated and threats were made to his family, and Cees wanted out....

US East Coast Port Union Strike Threat to Test Shippers' Nerves

MarineLink 13 Jun 2024
ports on the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico are a looming risk for retailers, manufacturers and other shippers already grappling with longer transit times and higher costs ... Ports on the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico had a slight market share edge over rival West Coast ports in May....

Newsom to More Than Double National Guard at Ports of Entry to Combat Drugs

The Epoch Times 13 Jun 2024
Newsom announced the number of servicemembers would be increased by 50 percent at four ports of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border, including San Ysidro and ......

Port of Brownsville Climbs to Top 50 Ranking for Cargo Movement in U.S.

Texas Border Business 13 Jun 2024
Image courtesy of the Port of Brownsville ... The new numbers pushed the port from the 55th position to 50th on the list ... Strategically located at the intersection of key shipping lanes linking the United States and Mexico, the port has served as a vital gateway for international trade since it first opened in 1936....

Hundreds of Mexicans deported daily to Nogales after Biden's executive action

Azcentral 13 Jun 2024
The recent numbers of people returned to Mexico are significantly higher than they were before Biden’s executive action. The most recent data from the Mexican government shows the number of migrants returned to Mexico through the DeConcini Port of Entry in Nogales reached 2,607 in January; 2,914 in February; 3,234 in March; and 3,517 in April....

What it’s like aboard Tampa’s new cruise ship Margaritaville at Sea

Tampa Bay Times 13 Jun 2024
TAMPA — Starting Friday, a sold-out cruise will sail from Port Tampa to Mexico with Parrot Heads aboard the newest ship in the Jimmy Buffett-themed cruise line Margaritaville at Sea. We took a two-day preview tour of The Islander in advance of the first of its four- and five-night excursions to Mexico and Key West....

This replica of a famous Spanish ship to return to downtown Wilmington

StarNews Online 13 Jun 2024
A floating museum of Spanish heritage, known as the Nao Trinidad, is headed back to Wilmington. Wilmington Harbor Enhancement Trust Inc ... The ship previously arrived in Wilmington in June 2023 and has visited a variety of other ports throughout Spain, Mexico, Europe and the United States....

Biden’s Border Restriction Are Stranding Climate Migrants in Extreme Heat

Scheerpost 13 Jun 2024
The declaration, which took effect immediately and has already led to thousands of deportations, will be lifted only when the seven-day average of encounters between ports of entry from Mexico dips below 1,500 per day, something the Associated Press reported hasn’t happened since the height of the COVID-19 pandemic....

Guadalajaran Heads to Prison for Trying to Smuggle Dozens of Firearms & Ammunition Back To Mexico

Texas Border Business 12 Jun 2024
A 68-year-old resident of Guadalajara, Mexico, has been sentenced for attempting to smuggle multiple firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition on a vehicle roof rack, announced U.S ... 11, Dieguez attempted to enter Mexico through the Progreso Port of Entry in a Nissan Xterra....

Is it safe to go there? What State Department travel advisories mean for your vacation

Azcentral 12 Jun 2024
Some countries, including Mexico, have different advisory levels for different regions ... This includes Mexico, where most states are under advisories ranging from Level 2 to Level 4.Is there a worldwide travel alert? ... Six states in Mexico have a Level 4 travel warning ... What level of advisory is Mexico?. Mexico has 32 federal entities....
photo: AP / Christian Chavez
Migrants line up at the U.S. border wall after being detained by U.S. immigration authorities, seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2023

Biden’s border restrictions are stranding climate migrants in extreme heat

Grist 12 Jun 2024
The declaration, which took effect immediately and has already led to thousands of deportations, will be lifted only when the seven-day average of encounters between ports of entry from Mexico dips below 1,500 per day, something the Associated Press reported hasn’t happened since the height of the COVID-19 pandemic....