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Products Assigned a Mexican Denomination of Origin

One of the most riveting conversations at the San Antonio Cocktail Conference 2018 was a class focused on the DO’s of Mexican spirits and how those should/could be protected. The class was hosted by Ricardo Pico, Dr Ivan Saldana, Sergio Mendoza, and Miriam Pacheco. I was unfamiliar with many of the other artisinal and agricultural products protected in Mexico. Here’s a helpful list provided by the panel.

  1. Tequila (1974) Agave Spirit produced in Michoacan, Guanajuato, Nayarit, Tamaulipas, and Jalisco
  2. Mezcal (1994) Agave Spirit produced in Oaxaca, Michoacan, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas,   Tamaulipas, Guanajuato, Durango, Guerrero, Puebla
  3. Olinala (1994) Craft
  4. Talavera (1995) Pottery
  5. Café de Veracruz (2000) Coffee
  6. Bacanora (2000) Agave Spirit produced in certain municipalities in Sonora
  7. Ambar de Chiapas (2000) Gemstone
  8. Sotol (2002) Non-agave spirit produced in Chihuahua, Durango, and Coahuila
  9. Mango Ataulfo Chiapas (2003) Fruit
  10. Café de Chiapas (2003) Coffee
  11. Charanda (2003) Sugar Cane Spirit produced in certain municipalities of Michoacan
  12. Vainilla de Papantia (2009) Vanilla
  13. Chile Habanero (2010) Chili
  14. Arroz Morelos (2012) Rice
  15. Cacao Grijalva (2016) Chocolate

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