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Tequila | How It's Made

Watch on YouTube The Discovery Channel offers a compete review of process of making Mexico's tequila, production of which is concentrated in the states of Michoacán, Guanajuato, Nayarit, Tamaulipas and Jalisco (home to the birthplace of the spirit, the village of Tequila). Runtime: 5 min.

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El Mejor Mariachi

A collection of upbeat mariachi songs by Vargas de Tecalitlán, one of the oldest and the best mariachi ensembles (many call them the "standard to whi...

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The Maya Civilization

In this BBC podcast, Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the history and significance of one of the world's great pre-industrial civilizations, whose lega...

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The Mexican Revolution

In this BBC podcast, Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Mexican Revolution of 1910, the popular uprising which lasted ten years and resulted in t...

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Mexican folk dance: Jarabe Tapatío

You've no doubt seen this one before, but likely by another name: Mexican Hat Dance.  The national dance of Mexico, it originated as a courtship dance in Guadalajara, Jalisco, during the 19th century. Watch an expert performance. Runtime: 4 min.

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The Spirit of Mexico: A Guide to Mezcal

This handmade agave spirit is known for its smoky flavors, which come from smoking the agave leaves. Serious Eats explores the process, introduces ke...

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How the Jalisco Highlands Are Reshaping Tequila’s Reputation

Terroir is just as important to tequila as it is to wine, and agave that grows in the highlands of Jalisco produces a smoother tequila with more trop...

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Charrería — The art of Mexican horsemanship

This photo essay captures the drama of the sport charreria — best described as traditional Mexican horsemanship, the best equivalent being American...

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