Mexico’s Wine Country

Mexico’s Wine Country

Valle de Guadalupe


The New World of Wine Today, Baja California is incontestably the major wine region of Mexico.  Located northeast of Ensenada in the Mexican state of Baja California, the Valle de Guadalupe produces the majority of Mexican wine—more than 90% of Mexican wine, in fact, comes from this area. Who would...

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The Organized Chaos of Lucha Libre

The Organized Chaos of Lucha Libre


Sundays in the United States are impossible to disassociate with football. Not so in Mexico, where futbol americano enjoys regular television airtime, but it hasn’t reached the level of importance that the sport now enjoys north of the border (slightly less important than breathing, but far more important than governing...

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Popping a Rooster or Jack

Popping a Rooster or Jack


March, April and May are some of the best months we have for inshore fishing. When I mean fishing, I am talking about the hard fighting Jack Crevalle. Plus, May through December brings on the incredible roosterfish. For both of these fish, the lighting fast runs, combined with brute strength...

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Creating a Modern Showcase in Casa Que Ve al Mar

Creating a Modern Showcase in Casa Que Ve al Mar

Profile: Architect Luis Treviño Perez Gil


Architectural & Interior Design: Luis Alberto Treviño Perez Gil, Photos: Marc Pouliot Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo based Architect Luis Treviño Perez Gil gained international visibility when he recently designed and built a Zihuatanejo apartment for Robert Marshall, an Urban Planner with one of the largest international architectural, urban design and interior design firms...

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The Palms of Paradise

The Palms of Paradise


They are the standard of vacation, the flags of beachy climes. Their shape makes them one of the most easily identified plants in the world. Palms belong to the Arecacea (Palmae) family, order Arecales. There are more than two thousand species, most of which are native to tropical and subtropical...

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The Incredible Trajectory of Benito Juarez

The Incredible Trajectory of Benito Juarez


Scour the annals of Mexican history, from Independence through the present day, and you will find no man more admired than Benito Juarez. The 19th-century president is almost universally beloved by his forebears, with only those unaware of him withholding their veneration. A full-blooded Indian from humble origins, Juarez dedicated...

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Pacific Coast Pirates


…a 27 year old English Captain by the name of Thomas Cavendish, was bearing down on him with distinctly unfriendly intentions.”   An account of the Manila Galleon and English pirates off the coast of Mexico The Spanish galleon Santa Ana slowly tracked the coast of Baja California in November 1587 under clear skies and favorable sailing conditions. She was four months out of Manila and only days away from dropping anchor at her home port of Acapulco. She carried in her hold an immense fortune in Oriental treasure: gold, pearls, silks from the China, ginger, cloves and cinnamon from the Spice Islands, jewels from Burma, Indian ivory. Lookouts from the Santa Ana spotted distant sails as the overloaded ship passed by Cabo San Lucas. Captain Tomas de Alzola reduced sail and ordered camouflage netting to be hung. Weapons were issued to those among the 160 passengers and crew capable...

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Latest ADIP Articles

New proposal to clean up Las Salinas

Printed in La Voz de Michoacan newspaper, 15 July 2013 Laguna de las Salinas is contaminated, new city proposal hopes to stop using it for concerts, clean it up The flora and fauna that surrounds the Salinas lagoon is being impacted due to the activities carried out in that place.   Migratory birds come there...

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City says money collected for the promotion of IZ will not be paid out

Printed in La Voz de Michoacan newspaper, 15 july 2013 Crisis at City Hall – Promotion funds withdrawn City says money collected for the promotion of IZ will not be paid By Victor R. Alvarado Due to the lack of economic resources the Zihuatanejo City Hall has suspended a payment of approximately 8 million pesos...

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Mexican Cuisine: Over Five Centuries in the Making

Mexican Cuisine: Over Five Centuries in the Making

Mexican cuisine is one of the best known and loved the world over, and for a reason, its flavors, sometimes robust and varied and sometimes mild and subtle, always have a haunting, mysterious quality that hints at the range of spices, herbs and condiments that it uses. Mexican food can be delightfully different from the...

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The colorful currency of Mexico honors history

The colorful currency of Mexico honors history

revolution, religion, arts and sciences


Mexican Bills come in six denominations: 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and the newly unveiled 1000 peso note. The 20 peso note (re-issued in 2001 in a plastic form) shows dapper Benito Juarez. Born in March 1806 in a village in the state of Oaxaca from a poor, illiterate peasant family. Juarez didn’t know how...

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Excitement is Building in Los Cabos

Excitement is Building in Los Cabos

Only a few days left until the biggest ever international real estate event in Mexico arrives. At the moment, 149 have registered for the Forum and 35 for the CIPS Institute, still time to register at http://www.icabo.com/viva-mexico/ High profile leaders are coming to Los Cabos.  Four Senior executives will attend from NAR. These include the...

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Fashion Designer Sergio Alcala

Fashion Designer Sergio Alcala

Mexican Urban Kitsch


Sergio Alcalá is one of the most recognized fashion designers in México, and at only 23 years old, he is also considered one of the most innovative. Elle Magazine calls him the Jean Paul Gaultier of México, saying that his focused style makes him one to watch. His show at Fashion Week México Autumn /...

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J.C. Superstar ! Julio Cesar Chavez: Boxing legend

J.C. Superstar ! Julio Cesar Chavez: Boxing legend

If you mention the words “J.C. Superstar” to an American, the chances are they will think you are talking about a Broadway play. Utter those five syllables south of the Rio Grande, and get ready for an onslaught of words about Mexico’s most beloved practitioner of the sweet science. Julio Cesar Chavez is emblematic not...

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Great Renovations: Let there be Light

Great Renovations: Let there be Light

An Ixtapa couple create the dream home they couldn't find


Renovation and Interior Design: Maru Pinto de Caraza Searching for your dream home and still haven’t found what you‘re looking for? One couple who were not ready to take on the task of building a home decided to make-do with what they had found, and make it their own. Renovating a dark, uninviting space into...

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The Bookstores of Donceles Street, Mexico City

The Bookstores of Donceles Street, Mexico City

Step into any one of the dozen or so bookstores on Donceles Street in Mexico City´s historic center and you might find yourself in a predicament similar to the following: Do you stick to the game plan, zeroing in on that novel about the Mexican Revolution that you haven’t been able to find anywhere else,...

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The Mexican Wine Oasis

The Mexican Wine Oasis

Parras de la Fuente


It is not a mirage! After having crossed a long desert there appears a miraculous oasis… In this valley of fertile land crystalline springs abound.  The Parras valley is a verdant space in which one forgets that they are surrounded by the semi-desert region of Coahuila. In addition to its water reserve, the Parras valley’s...

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The Versatility of 40 Pound Test Line

The Versatility of 40 Pound Test Line

If you had to make a choice for a single line weight to use in salt water fishing, what weight line comes to mind first? Remember, it doesn’t matter if it is braid line or mono-filament. The dedicated light line sportsman would probably choose twenty pound test, and have many a valid argument. Using a...

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Dulce

Dulce

Desserts in the Latin American Tradition


Excerpts from the book , by Joseluis Flores, with Laura Zimmerman Maye: Cajeta Cajeta is a goat’s milk caramel similar to dulce de leche (cow’s milk-caramel originally from Argentina) or manjar blanco (what they call dulce de leche in Peru). In Mexico, it is traditionally sold in small, thin wooden boxes, or cajas, on the...

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