Film-festival favorite Cuerdas en la vida – Ropes in Life reminds us that we are in charge of our own freedom. This Jalisco-born stop-motion video has a killer concept, startling models/marionettes, amazing live action and sound integration, plus pinpoint pacing. [Directed by Gerardo González Pérez.]
Take a tour of Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico and meet the local tacos, the local tequila and the local perros. [Video by the Tres Agaves tequila people.]
Making Pueblo Viejo Tequila Orgullo Añejo Viejo requires hard, back-breaking manual labor and high tech machinery. Beautiful skies, though.
Squirt, tequila, grapefruit juice, sangrita (??) all in a plastic bag to go. What could be bad? Here’s a recipe for you pochos at home.
Australian foodsters Sugars of the World made this video to promote Agave Sugar, and its birthplace, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
Over 1900 people in Jalisco, the official-looking English-sounding allegedly Guinness World Records guy says in the video, set a new world record this week for the most people singing a “round.” The round in question was Cielito Lindo, and the town was Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Some news channel from Indonesia reports, you decide.
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Leandra Becerra Lumbreras, reportedly the oldest person in the world, turned 127 on Sunday, at her Zapopan home in the Mexican state of Jalisco. This raw footage comes from RU.TV, the Berlin-based Russian-owned TV network.
Here’s their shot log, including translations:
Tequila — real tequila — can only be made from the blue agave. This short British documentary explains the process.
But wait, there’s more. How about the 1952 Ralph Adams documentary Maguey: Plant of a Thousand Uses:
A trippy new series of prints from Guadalajara artist Ricardo Solis explains how the leopard got its spots, the zebra its stripes, and more.
- This is what we figured out from the video and subtitles so far: A food program (and travel show?) from Latvian National TV called Cult Food visits Ajijic in Jalisco, MX (they call it Meksika) to learn from the locals how to make horchata. In Ajijic, the recipe includes condensed milk; Latvian TV host guy Martins Sirmais thinks it is quite delicious.
- What we still don’t know: WTF? Horchata is big in Latvia?
(PNS reporting from BOCADECACA, AZ) Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arapio is launching his own brand of tequila, Arpaio Viejo, he told random diners at Gallego’s Mexican Cafe here yesterday.
“I demand high standards for my office and my tequila,” Arpaio told the restaurant full of retirees from states that aren’t Arizona. “I was dissatisfied with the other options on the market, and at my favorite Mexican restaurant, so I decided to create my own.”
Arpaio’s brand will offer the traditional tequila styles of añejo, plata, and reposado — but that’s not all.
“Later in the year we introduce my super-premium line, called Arpaio Viejo 1070, aged 10 years in mesquite wood barrels in the desert, and then wrapped in pink chonies for seven more years of additional tempering. You know it’s ready to drink when you pull the cork and instead of breathing, it whimpers.” Arpaio said.