The home of liquid gold

Photo essay: Visit to Tequila, Mexico

by Jahanshah Javid
Tequila is an agave-based spirit made primarily in the area surrounding Tequila, 65 kilometres (40 mi) in the northwest of Guadalajara and in the highlands (Los Altos) of the western Mexican state of Jalisco. The volcanic soil in the region surrounding Tequila is particularly well suited to the growing of the cactus-like blue agave, and more than 300 million of the plants are harvested there each year. However, U.S. and Mexican laws state that tequila can be produced anywhere in Mexico, and the country boasts several other tequila-producing regions>>> Wikipedia

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by Ari Siletz on

Great photos as always, JJ. A bottle of Curevo if the caged crow isn't the Iranian woman.  On the other hand, I hear the birds line up at the factory to volunteer. Happy new year.

Arash Monzavi-Kia

Dear JJ, happy new year

by Arash Monzavi-Kia on

Best wishes for you and your family in 2009.

Cheers, Arash M-K


hajiagha cartoonist

by gol agha (not verified) on

my roommate she back to Mexico after we had so many good time ... because canada was sucks and expensive find me an women to I move down from Canada JJ

American Wife

a toast to a New Year

by American Wife on

best wishes and hopes for a peaceful and prosperous New Year... be safe and have a wonderful time with your family.

peace out


Concerned Human Being

by Balouchi (not verified) on

Let the Palestinians and Israelis fight their own fight while we chat about Mexico and Alcohol, I'd rather be looking at photos of Persians having fun than Palestinians getting blown up anyday, Isn't it enough that all the weapons and money is coming from Iran, now you want the Iranians mourning for them?


Enuf bout alcohol already.

by Anonymous fan-tailed fish (not verified) on

let's drink a cup of kindness instead. On the beach.


salamaty -e- jame

by bayramali on

hillarious photos JJ jan ,it is a place where everybody should visit it specialy with the cheap prices.any way cheers ,salut ,salamaty and empty our place :) 


بد نگذره...

simin khanum (not verified)

بد نگذره! strolling all over the place and surrounded by beautiful women who love you!


It take 3500 calories to lose a pound!

by Anonymous E run knee (not verified) on

I am not a drinker,but I occusionally drink a glass of red wine.Wine has antioxidant and it is supposed to be good for you.It fight the free radicals that breaks up the cell that causes aging.Hard liquors in other hand are almost all sugar and tequila for example has about 40 percent alcohol.Drinking too much is the cause of obesity.Once those weight are stuck to our bodies it takes close to 10 hours of workout in gym to lose a pound.I have been working out for the past one year,but I have not even lost a pound.I think the scale is lying to me:)


Fantastic country

by Aziz (not verified) on

Mexico is fun to visit. Real nice people.
Baja's desolate deserts and Villahermosa's creepy jungles are a sight to see. I do not know how to upload pics on this site, maybe later - sometime.

Mexico is specially good for haughty Iranians to visit. They get knocked off of their high Aryan horse. It teaches us humility. Too bad they sometimes seem to be just as corrupt and lackadaisical as the descendants of the Peacock Throne. But these banditos are not half as opinionated as you know who,


(JJ next time you are in San Diego I will cook some Pacific-Baja lobster for you)


Nice pictures and liked your

by (not verified) (not verified) on

Nice pictures and liked your comments. If anyone is into distillaries, Jack Daniel in Tennessee is a great place to visit also.


is anybody going to make

by concerned human being (not verified) on

is anybody going to make comments on the Israel war crimes or we are just going to talk about liquid gold all night,


Tequila goftiyo kardi

by Esmal Latte (not verified) on

Tequila goftiyo kardi kabobam! If I go on this tour god knows what would happen to me! First I'd be like a kid in a candy story wanting to try those tequilas in fancy bottles. Next, could be anyone's guess!

I have so many embarassing stories about drinking Tequilas, dancing on a table is the least embarassing!

By the way those Tequila bottles at the end for $8, that's what I get and I pay about $30 -$40 and that $100 bottle, I'd certainly buy one even if it is for the heck of it!

Lastly JJ picture 54 (cover pic) is a good pic of you. See a little less smile and less eyebrow action makes wonders! You can smile a bit more ;-)



by Rosie the Goldfish (not verified) on

Don't drink too much. It's bad for you. (and you can't worm your way out of that one).



Beautiful and informative

by Abbasi (not verified) on

Thanks for sharing. Very educational. I enjoyed it. I would love to have a trip to Mexico.


Tequila never gives me any hang over

by Monda on

and I always loved it for that reason. Now I know there's so much more to it! The mural at Cuervo is lovely and so are you guys in your khosh-safar attitudes.



Mexico trip for all

by IRANdokht on

Thanks for the play by play JJ, it's almost like being there!

Have lots of fun and keep updating us with your great pictures.



The hell with Disneyworld…

by Saman on

Beh Salaamatiyeh Javids!

Mahdiyeh, bring some back.