The Incontiguous Brick

November 28, 2007

Chinese Tequila?

Filed under: China,Our World,Wordpress Political Blogs — iknowkeith @ 2:48 pm

I have come to accept that almost everything comes from China. But seriously, are we really ready for Chinese tequila?

buyjosecuervotequila.jpgI am not a huge fan of tequila (ever since a horrible incident in 1995 involving at least a dozen shots of Cuervo and a similar number of Coronas) but I understand its mystique. I don’t know too many people that would say they really like tequila, but they still drink it (often to excess). There is something about the Mexican origins that invoke our internal images of sweaty bars in tough border towns or crazy nights in Cozumel that makes tequila a top selling liquor in the United States.

Now, Mexican tequila makers are feeling threatened by Chinese makers. While it seems a shame that China might wipe out a Mexican staple export, it also seems unlikely. I have not seen Budweiser sales replaced with Chinese beer. I seriously doubt Chinese tequila will take the place of Mexican tequila. The image of a skanky Chinese bar in Shanghai simply does not fit the image of tequila.

Don’t worry Mexico, you will always be our favorite image of skanky tequila bars here in America.

Your tequila sales are safe.
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9 Comments »

  1. One could also imagine given recent history that the worm would be toxic.

    Comment by in2thefray — November 28, 2007 @ 3:10 pm | Reply

  2. Good point. There was a case a little while ago of some bottled water that killed a chicken and made some dude vomit blood. I will never drink anything imported from China.

    Comment by The Brickmeister — November 28, 2007 @ 3:37 pm | Reply

  3. I love that poster!

    Comment by Poem — November 28, 2007 @ 3:42 pm | Reply

  4. Yeah, I don’t think that I’ll go for any commie firewater, it may just contain lead anyway…

    Comment by billymac — November 29, 2007 @ 12:02 am | Reply

  5. I would drink it,,,,, only if it is a body shot off of Hillary Clinton’s tummy….

    Comment by TRM — November 29, 2007 @ 8:10 am | Reply

  6. Here is Alan Shapiro’s Word Video Release of “Oil Drum”

    Great timing with the price of oil $100 a Barrel !!!

    (U Tube Video)

    (EMBED)

    Comment by JV — January 6, 2008 @ 11:12 pm | Reply

  7. Yeah, I don’t think that I’ll go for any commie firewater, it may just contain lead anyway…,I would drink it,,,,, only if it is a body shot off of Hillary Clinton’s tummy…

    Comment by rido — August 15, 2008 @ 6:10 am | Reply

  8. Tequila is only for mating and vomiting, and hoping both don’t happen in the same night.

    Comment by Sancho — September 1, 2009 @ 5:47 pm | Reply

  9. Respectable !

    Comment by Zvonimir Cetina — May 22, 2010 @ 6:35 am | Reply


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