RAICILLA WILL RECEIVE DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN IN JALISCO

Producers of raicilla, brandy made 100 percent of agave, seeks the Designation of Origin of this traditional drink of Jalisco and foresees the recognition being issued by February.

At a press conference, the president of the Mexican Council Promoter of the Raicilla (CMPR), Alfredo Cachua reported that they are about to get the certification with which Jalisco will boast its third designation of origin, after tequila and chile yahualica.

“In short the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) will give us the designation of origin of the Raicilla, a drink based on different varieties of agave from artisanal production that little by little has been accommodating in the taste of the people”, he commented.

He indicated that they contemplate that the denomination of origin of the Raicilla will be published in February in the Official Gazette of the Federation.

As of that date, he said, two months will be given for appeals from a possible third party, if not, 16 municipalities of Jalisco and Bahía de Banderas, in Nayarit, will be considered as the exclusive zone where Raicilla may be produced.

He explained that in Jalisco the denomination of origin covers 13 municipalities of the Sierra de Occidente and Sierra de Amula, as well as three coastal areas.

“The municipalities are Atengo, Ayutla, Cabo Corrientes, Chiquilistlan, Juchitlan, Puerto Vallarta, Tecolotlan, Tenamaxtlan, Tomatlan, Atenguillo, Cuautla, Guachinango, Mascota, Mixtlan, San Sebastian del Oeste and Talpa,” he said.

At the same time the producers of raicilla are writing what could be the Official Mexican Standard (NOM) for this drink, where the minimum and maximum alcohol levels will be established, the type of agaves that may be used (Maximiliana, Verde y Valenciana ).

“Parallel work is done not in the domestication of the plant, but in conditioning natural areas so that the plant follows its natural process, since the idea is to remain as a craft drink,” he said.

There are currently 25 brands of raicilla produced by 70 producers, this industry benefits at least 350 families directly involved in the production of this drink.

“This could be multiplied once the recognition by the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property is obtained, the approval of the Chamber of Deputies and its publication in the official newspaper of the Federation,” he said.

Alfredo Cachúa announced the celebration of the eleventh Festival de la Raicilla in the municipality of Mascota, on November 24 and 25, where a series of activities are planned to celebrate this drink every year.

“You can taste products of the region, handicrafts exhibition and of course the main attraction is to taste the Raicilla and some of the pairing of this noble drink,” he said.

Among other activities, he cited that in the main square of this municipality will be the Cultural Artistic Festival and the exhibition of handicrafts the different brands of raicilla that will be present to receive the visitor with the best in these products.

There will be a cocktail contest based on Raicilla, and on Sunday, November 25, activities begin at an early hour with a bicycle ride along the Ruta de la Raicilla, with the intention of visiting some of the main points of interest in the production and preparation of this product.

At noon, visits continue along the route of the raicilla by horse and visit the town of Cimarrón Chico de la Raicilla, leaving the municipal seat of Mascota.

You will visit the plantation of agave lechuguilla and the Clemente Quintero Tavern, to have an aperitif and go to the main square of Cimarrón Chico de la Raicilla to share a meal.

In the evening the artistic events will continue and to close in a bohemian and family way there will be a Callejoneada by the main arteries of Mascota.

“One of the main objectives that the Raicilla Festival will cover on this occasion will be the homage to master raicilleros who, with their work, perpetuate this artisanal and centennial tradition so that this product can be maintained with quality controls and standards,” he said.

THE PALM CABARET OPENS ON NOVEMBER 21ST WITH NEW SHOWS

The Palm Cabaret has been at the forefront of entertainment in P.V. for almost 20 years. With a fresh remodel, some new acts and the return of our favorite entertainers, it’s looking like their best season is about to launch on November 21st. With shows every night at 7 pm and 9:30 pm, there’s a wonderful variety of entertainment to choose from.

The Palm is thrilled to welcome back Puerto Vallarta favorites like Miss Conception with her new, original shows, ‘Twas the Night’ and ‘Miss Conception’s TV Land,’ which are sure to be hits! Kim Kuzma, who helped put P.V. entertainment on the map, returns this season on Tuesday nights at 7 pm and 9:30 pm with her all-new show, ‘Dancing Queen,’ featuring the music of ABBA and Cher and backed by some pretty fantastic musicians.

Bohemia Viva, known for their dynamic musical style, incredible stage presence and mind-blowing duets come back to The Palm Cabaret for a Christmas show and in January launch their show, ‘Reflections.’

Luna Rumba Productions headed by creative genius, Geo Uhrich, returns to The Palm with three shows that include, ‘Luna Rumba,’ ‘Duende’ and ‘Arte Puro.’

Coco Peru will once again excite audiences with her marvelous stories and humor. This season she brings us, ‘The Taming of the Tension.’

Gaining worldwide recognition for their breathtaking talent, Branden & James will amaze audiences with their new show, ‘The Phantom of The Greatest Showman.’

Joe Posa will bring the persona of Joan Rivers back to The Palm Cabaret as only he so smoothly knows how to do! Comedy favorite, Varla Merman will entertain with, ‘Under A Big Top.’

Michael Walters brings back his superb Dame Edna in ‘Mouth of the Border’ and The Evasons, a mentalist duo, will astonish you will their magic.

Nate Buccieri, a master of voice and piano, brings you ‘Big, Gay 80’s’ and ‘Nate On The Keys,’ two new highly anticipated shows! He also will be joining Kim Kuzma on Tuesday nights throughout the season.

Page Turner, another Palm favorite will be back with new jokes and lots of laughs!

Piel Canela entertains audiences every Sunday night with their amazing sound! And musician, Eric Michael Krop, returns with a new show, ‘Pop Goes the World.’

New talent this season includes Amy Bishop, Raja Gemni, Jimmy James, Tori Scott, Bonnie Kilroe, Liza Lott, Jesse Luttrel and Denita Asberry.

Nearly two decades ago, The Palm Cabaret and Bar helped launch the stellar entertainment scene in P.V. that we have all come to love and enjoy. They are fresh out of the gate this season with exciting shows that you’ll definitely want to see. The Palm has rolled out the welcome mat, once again, for all its loyal patrons and newbies, alike!

The season opens on November 21, 2018, and you won’t want to miss a minute of it. Entertainment for the opening week includes: Jesse Luttrel’s ‘Show Stopper,’ Miss Conception’s ‘Twas the Night,’ Jimmy James’ ‘Fashionista’, Nate Buccieri’s Big Gay 80’s’ & ‘Nate on the Keys’, Piel Canela and Kim Kuzma’s ‘Dancing Queen.’

The Palm Cabaret and Bar features two shows per night, one at 7:00 pm and the other at 9:30 pm and is located at 508 Olas Altas in the Romantic Zone. For more information and the 2018-2019 season’s complete line-up, visit www.thepalmcabaret.com or call (322) 222-0200.

DATES OF SOUTH SIDE SHUFFLE PRESENTED

This Friday, November 16, 2018, and until the first week of April 2019, the South Side Shuffle returns to enliven Basilio Badillo Street in Puerto Vallarta.

Now in its ninth year, this event offers residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy an incredible combination of culture, food, cocktails, warm lighting and decorations, as well as live music and an artistic atmosphere, all from 6 to 10 pm.

The South Side Shuffle is a chance to explore and learn about what each shop, jewelry store and gallery on Basilio Badillo Street in Puerto Vallarta’s vibrant Romantic Zone has to offer.

This tour is like a party, with performances by some of the most popular local musicians.

 

Dates of the South Side Shuffle

  • November 16 and 30, 2018
  • December 14 and 28, 2018
  • January 11 and 25, 2019
  • February 8 and 22, 2019
  • March 8 and 22, 2019
  • April 5, 2019

 

To learn more details and keep up-to-date, visit facebook.com/SouthSideShuffleBB.

Event Alert – U.S. Consulate Guadalajara, Mexico

 

Vallarta Navy League

Event Alert – U.S. Consulate Guadalajara, Mexico

Date: November 20, 2018

Location: Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

Event:  The U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara advises U.S. citizens that the Federal Benefits Unit (Social Security Administration) will be holding a town hall meeting for the Riviera Nayarit (Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta and Bahia de Banderas) community. Rick Meyer, Regional Federal Benefits Officer, and Jose Chavez, Field Representative from the Federal Benefits Unit (Social Security Administration) will be on hand to receive applications for Social Security benefits and provide general Social Security Administration information.

Date:          Wednesday, November 28 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where:       O’Rourke Investments & Insurance Auditorium

Blvd. Fco Medina Ascencio 3975, Local A51 C, Marina Vallarta, 48335, PuertoVallarta, Jalisco

Time:          9:00 a.m.

Informational town meeting 9:15 – 10:15

Consultations 10:15 – 1:00pm

 

*All FBU services are free of charge.

Assistance:
U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico
(01-55) 5080-2000
ACSMexicoCity@state.gov
https://mx.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/

 

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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THANKSGIVING DINNER WITH MICHEL GIGLIA AT INCANTO

Incanto will offer a delectable traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings in two seatings, 6pm or 8pm on Nov. 22, featuring live music by French vocalist Michel Giglia and pianist Dennis Crow.

Michel’s velvety smooth vocals are charming audiences every Thursday (5-7pm) with romantic French and Latin classics in a contemporary style.

Dinner reservations are required. A full menu and online tickets are available at their website IncantoVallarta.com.

You can also give thanks for a new show of Naked Boys Singing! added at Incanto.

Fun, Sassy, Clever, Witty!

Six talented young Latino actors sing and dance their way into your heart completely naked in this enduring musical comedy that is currently celebrating its 20th Anniversary off-Broadway.

“Fun show, great voices, going back for more!” – Bob Scarano

Presented in English. Now playing with an added show on Thanksgiving Nov. 22 at 8 pm.

Also happening at Incanto

Cheko Ruiz presents ‘The Music of The Gipsy Kings and More!’ on Sundays, now at 9:30pm. Featuring many of Vallarta’s premier musicians including singer-songwriter Zoe Wood and percussionist Danny ‘Choy’ Renteria. They have added a new horn section and several more musicians for an even more incredible music experience! Reserve online today.

Singer, author, storyteller, Lady Zen’s all-new show ‘Songs I Want To Sing’ is garnering rave reviews! Featuring many of her personal favorite covers and originals, including music by artists Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Sade, and Aretha Franklin, in what quickly becomes more of a spiritual journey than just a concert. Now playing through Dec. 21.

Vocalist Hannah Brady is now singing in the theatre featuring classic jazz, swing, and a dash of Broadway in ‘A Golden Era Evening’. Familiar favorites include I’ll Be Seeing You, Lost and Found, People, and a few other musical comedy gems. Accompanied by Andreas Piedra on piano. Saturdays at 7pm. Added performance Dec. 1, 7pm.

Popular local band Tatewari will celebrate their 12th Anniversary together with a special new CD release concert at Incanto on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7pm. Beautiful Latin flamenco instrumentals that have become an integral part of the Vallarta music experience. Reserve online or visit Incanto’s box office. Early reservations are recommended.

In the Piano Bar

Singer-songwriters Joby Hernandez and Tongo have joined for their new duo show on Mondays at 5pm. Both incredible talents, they play live and sing in English and Spanish.

Singer-songwriters Zoe Wood and Eduardo León play Nuevo Flamenco, jazz, swing, and Latin covers and originals with Danny ‘Choy’ Renteria on percussion and Special Guest, Pepe Galvan, on bass. Mondays at 7:30pm.

Singer-songwriter Edgar Roxha sings in English and Spanish and plays in a mellow style. perfect for relaxing with your favorite cocktail. Tuesdays at 5pm. Happy Hour 4-6pm.

The ‘Blue Knote Jazz Duet’ features seasoned band members Jorge Hernandez (The Zippers) on guitar and vocalist Chris Watters. They have received great reviews! Jazz/Bossa Nova, Tuesdays at 7pm.

Pianist Jean-Guy Comeau (‘Jay-Gee’) plays French, Latin and American favorites in ‘Totally Romantico’. Wednesdays from 5-7pm.

‘The Red Suitcases’ band plays Latin favorites and American classic rock/pop covers in English and Spanish. Sundays and Wednesdays at 7:30pm.

Pianist Dennis Crow plays standards and show-tunes nightly at 9:30pm (except Thursdays). Join him around the piano and sing along to your favorites!

Open Mic is on Thursdays at 7:30pm hosted by Tracy Parks and Joby Hernandez. Sing, dance, the stage is yours! No cover. Arrive early to sign up.

The Joan Houston Show, Fridays at 5pm with Bob Bruneau at the piano. Familiar favorites from ‘The Great American Songbook’ and lots of laughs.

Award-winning vocalist Luis Villanueva sings Latin and American pop/standards in English and Spanish accompanied by Fernando Uribe at the piano. Fridays at 7:30pm.

Bingo with Pearl is on Saturdays at 4pm. Great prizes including show tickets and cash, drink specials and live entertainment. Special Guests Lydia Damato and Jacqui Birchall will host on Nov. 24 while Pearl spends time in Tuna for Thanksgiving. Loteria is held on the third Saturday of the month with a variety of guest hosts.

George Gracia is a local singer-songwriter known for his brilliant acoustic guitar music featuring soul, pop, and blues. Sundays at 5pm.

Salsa Dancing/Lessons are on held on Sundays and Wednesdays at 8pm (upper outdoor terrace) with professional instructor Francisco Ledezma. Lessons are free with your food/drink purchase. Beginners welcome.

Hours 4-11:30pm daily. Happy Hour with 2×1 house cocktails and beer 4-6pm. For more information and online tickets visit Incanto’s all-new website, www.IncantoVallarta.com Casual dining is available on two riverside terraces and in the air-conditioned piano bar. Contact them at Incantopv@gmail.com or call 322 223 9756 for reservations. Located at Insurgentes 109 (at the Rio Cuale).

2 Storey For Sale in Talpa de Allende, Talpa de Allende

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Your New Home in Talpa!

•  270 sqm , 3 bath , 1 half bath , 3 bdrm 2 storey FOR SALE  USD266,097 . A 30,000 US Discount on the first 3 Sales!

Real de Talpa is a master-planned ecological countryside residential development located in the Sierra Madre Mountains between Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Talpa de Allende is a community not only surrounded by natural beauty, but also one of rich historical and religious heritage among the Mexican people.

Real de Talpa, with only 89 homes, is located in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Jalisco, Mexico, just two and a half hours from Puerto Vallarta and three and a half hours from Guadalajara.

Due to the commercial and rapid growth of Puerto Vallarta and the construction of numerous high-rise condominiums, many of our clients now look to the mountains for the typical, cooler, “traditional“ Mexico of yesteryear, making Real de Talpa an ideal investment opportunity.

Real de Talpa is located 49 miles from the coast at an altitude of 4,300 feet. With average annual temperatures ranging from 40°F to 70°F (21°C). This is ideal for the individual who wish to escape to a tranquil environment, as well as to be a part of the first of its kind in Mexico; a NET-ZERO sustainable community.

Some of the common area amenities include: 24 Hour security, lake for fishing, organic garden, Temazcal Spa, bird watching, areas for horseback riding, hiking, biking and our own Energy Vortex.

There is also a paved airstrip close by for private airplanes.

Property information

2 Storey For Sale in Talpa de Allende, Talpa de Allende

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Your New Home in Talpa!

•  270 sqm , 3 bath , 1 half bath , 3 bdrm 2 storey FOR SALE  USD262,951 . A 30,000 US Discount on the first 3 Sales!

Real de Talpa is a master-planned ecological countryside residential development located in the Sierra Madre Mountains between Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Talpa de Allende is a community not only surrounded by natural beauty, but also one of rich historical and religious heritage among the Mexican people.

Real de Talpa, with only 89 homes, is located in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Jalisco, Mexico, just two and a half hours from Puerto Vallarta and three and a half hours from Guadalajara.

Due to the commercial and rapid growth of Puerto Vallarta and the construction of numerous high-rise condominiums, many of our clients now look to the mountains for the typical, cooler, “traditional“ Mexico of yesteryear, making Real de Talpa an ideal investment opportunity.

Real de Talpa is located 49 miles from the coast at an altitude of 4,300 feet. With average annual temperatures ranging from 40°F to 70°F (21°C). This is ideal for the individual who wish to escape to a tranquil environment, as well as to be a part of the first of its kind in Mexico; a NET-ZERO sustainable community.

Some of the common area amenities include: 24 Hour security, lake for fishing, organic garden, Temazcal Spa, bird watching, areas for horseback riding, hiking, biking and our own Energy Vortex.

There is also a paved airstrip close by for private airplanes.

Property information

Single Story For Sale in Talpa de Allende, Talpa de Allende

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Your New Home in Talpa!

•  170 sqm , 2 bath , 1 half bath , 2 bdrm single story FOR SALE  USD178,289 . A 30,000 US Discount on the first 3 Sales!

Real de Talpa is a master-planned ecological countryside residential development located in the Sierra Madre Mountains between Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Talpa de Allende is a community not only surrounded by natural beauty, but also one of rich historical and religious heritage among the Mexican people.

Real de Talpa, with only 89 homes, is located in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Jalisco, Mexico, just two and a half hours from Puerto Vallarta and three and a half hours from Guadalajara.

Due to the commercial and rapid growth of Puerto Vallarta and the construction of numerous high-rise condominiums, many of our clients now look to the mountains for the typical, cooler, “traditional“ Mexico of yesteryear, making Real de Talpa an ideal investment opportunity.

Real de Talpa is located 49 miles from the coast at an altitude of 4,300 feet. With average annual temperatures ranging from 40°F to 70°F (21°C). This is ideal for the individual who wish to escape to a tranquil environment, as well as to be a part of the first of its kind in Mexico; a NET-ZERO sustainable community.

Some of the common area amenities include: 24 Hour security, lake for fishing, organic garden, Temazcal Spa, bird watching, areas for horseback riding, hiking, biking and our own Energy Vortex.

There is also a paved airstrip close by for private airplanes.

Property information

Single Story For Sale in Talpa de Allende, Talpa de Allende

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Your New Home in Talpa!

•  174 sqm , 2 bath , 1 half bath , 2 bdrm single story FOR SALE  USD180,320 . First 3 sales have a 30,000 US Savings!

Real de Talpa is a master-planned ecological countryside residential development located in the Sierra Madre Mountains between Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Talpa de Allende is a community not only surrounded by natural beauty, but also one of rich historical and religious heritage among the Mexican people.

With only 89 homes, Real de Talpa is located in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Jalisco, Mexico, just two and a half hours from Puerto Vallarta and three and a half hours from Guadalajara.

Due to the commercial and rapid growth of Puerto Vallarta and the construction of numerous high-rise condominiums, many of our clients now look to the mountains for the typical, cooler, “traditional“ Mexico of yesteryear, making Real de Talpa an ideal investment opportunity.

Real de Talpa is located 49 miles from the coast at an altitude of 4,300 feet. With average annual temperatures ranging from 40°F to 70°F (21°C). This is ideal for the individual who wish to escape to a tranquil environment, as well as to be a part of the first of its kind in Mexico; a NET-ZERO sustainable community.

Some of the common area amenities include: 24 Hour security, lake for fishing, organic garden, Temazcal Spa, bird watching, areas for horseback riding, hiking, biking and our own Energy Vortex.

There is also a paved airstrip close by for private airplanes.

Property information