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Tequila Sunset

Newsweek reports (15 August 2005) that Mexico's tequila industry is now on track to produce a record 210 million liters this year. Sales hit a new high in tequila's top export market, the United States, when tipplers consumed 8.5 million cases in 2004. Big distillers like Jose Cuervo and Tequila Sauza are benefiting from a glut of blue agave, the spiky plant with a sweet heart, from which the sugary juice for tequila is squeezed. But the good fortune of tequila makers is bad news for their main suppliers. Read more here.

Posted by Cynthia on August 15, 2005 at 12:31 PM in Mexico, Tequila | Permalink