Opposition to NOM 199 for Agave Distillates


Add your voice to the opposition of NOM 199 by researchers, academics and traditional producers of agave spirits in Mexico!

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When we at TIP hear of proposed Mexican legislation regarding agave spirits, naturally our collective ears perk up. If such legislation threatens to harm entire categories of traditional agave distilling, we deem it critical to spread the word to our peers in the beverage industry. Some of you will remember the events of 2012. Once again, it falls to all of us to give voice to the custodians of traditional agave distilled spirits.

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Proposed Regulations in Mexico Threaten Artisanal Blue Agave Spirits.

regulations in Mexico threaten artisanal mezcal production

New Proposed Regulations In Mexico Threaten Small Producers Of Artisanal Agave Spirits.

Much like how the farm-to-table movement in restaurants has placed the source of the food on your plate front and center, the Mexican agave artisanal spirits movement is highlighting each element that goes into a glass, from the cultivation of the plant and the methods for harvesting and cooking the piña to the distillation process and ultimate bottling. Long gone are the days of tequila or mezcal with its worms, relegated to shots and frozen margaritas.

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Los Osuna Sponsors Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez

Los Osuna Sponsors Giberto Rimirez

Los Osuna, Blue Agave Spirits, Sponsors Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez in the super middleweight championship boxing match against Gevorg Khatchikian.

Undefeated Mexican knockout artist and No. 1 world-rated super middleweight contender GILBERTO “Zurdo” RAMIREZ will risk his upcoming world title shot in a 10-round World Boxing Organization (WBO) International / North American Boxing Federation (NABF) super middleweight title defense against GEVORG KHATCHIKIAN, of the Netherlands, making his U.S. debut, Friday, Nov. 20, at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Ramirez vs. Khatchikian will be televised live on The MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV®. The telecast will open with a 10-round junior lightweight rumble between once-beaten IVAN “Bam Bam” NAJERA of San Antonio and unbeaten SAÚL “Kid Dynamite” RODRÍGUEZ, of Riverside, California.

Ramirez (32-0, 24 KOs), a two-fisted super middleweight wrecking machine who hails from Mazatlan, Mexico, is the top world-rated contender in the WBO and the International Boxing Federation (IBF) rankings and is world-rated No. 2 by the World Boxing Association (WBA) and No. 3 by the World Boxing Council (WBC).

Khatchian (22-1, 10 KOs), 27, from Heerlen, Netherlands, has a fighting style that features strong boxing skills and excellent movement. Five of his last six victories have come by way of knockout. A strong amateur background, Khatchian produced a 99-11 record, which included a gold medal victory in the 2005 Dutch National Championships.

Rodriguez (18-0-1, 13 KOs), from Riverside, California, has gone the distance just twice in his last 10 fights, a testament to his one-punch knockout power and his ring name, “Kid Dynamite.”

Najera (16-1, 8 KOs), from San Antonio, Texas, is known for his crowd-pleasing aggressive style of fighting and good punching power.

Source: The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas


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