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Resaltan calidad de los vinos de Baja California en el Wall Street Journal


Mogor-Badan resalta por su excelencia

Imagenes Cortesía Mogor Badan

por Jorge Guevara

18 de Julio 2014

En un reciente artículo publicado por el Wall Street Journal , la periodista y conocedora de vinos Lettie Teague nos relata su experiencia al visitar el ya internacionalmente famoso Valle de Guadalupe, haciendo hincapié en el hecho de que de todos los lugares que han sido considerados como el "Nuevo Napa Valley", los viñedos del Valle de Guadalupe son de los pocos lugares que cumplen con la expectativa y más.

Teague hace una exploración breve de la historia moderna de las vinícolas bajacalifornianas y de los varietales más populares que se cosechan en el Valle de Guadaupe, sin embargo, hace una mención especial a Cavas del Mogor donde dijo haber entendido y encontrado la "magia de hacer vino mexicano".

Las Cavas del Mogor, son parte de una vinícola rústica y estilizada fundada en 1952 por una pareja de suizos-franceses (Henri Badan y Clotild…

Ecuador Joins Andean Neighbors With EU Free-Trade Deal


July 17, 2014 4:39 PM

Ecuador sealed a free-trade deal with the European Union on Thursday, giving the Andean nation greater access to the EU's 500 million consumers and offering the EU's fragile economy another market for its cars, whiskey and luxury goods.

Ecuador joins Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru in the group of Latin American economies that have free-trade pacts with the European Union, the world's biggest trading bloc.

“[This] will boost our bilateral trade and investment and act as an important driver for development in Ecuador,”
the EU's Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht said after the deal was done in Brussels.

Following the failure of global trade talks, the European Union is trying to sign accords with much of Latin America and Asia as well as with developed countries including Japan and the United States, to revive its economy after the eurozone crisis.

The European Union is the biggest buyer of Ecuador's exports, excluding oil, wh…

AUSTRALIA : NBN a boon for NT mango growers

JULY 17, 2014 12:02PM

The Northern Territory's mango industry will receive a boost when the NBN is switched on in farms.

MANGO grower Ross Maxwell's farm owners live in the United States, but the flick of a switch means they might as well be in his Northern Territory office admiring their crop.

THE NT is Australia's biggest mango growing jurisdiction, and the industry is set to receive a boost with Thursday's switching on of the National Broadband Network (NBN) for another 2700 homes, farms and small businesses in Darwin's rural area.

Mr Maxwell once had to describe to his overseas investors how their crop was growing so they could keep abreast of developments in real time, but internet connections were so patchy he often couldn't transmit even small photos.

"They'd have to believe what I said: 'yes, it's a heavy fruit set, good flowering this year, everything's looking perfect for a good year'; that encourages them to put mor…

AFRICA : Ambitious Malawi fruit company gains US$15M support package

July 18th, 2014

A Malawian tropical fruit processor is set to receive a major cash injection that could help transform the country’s horticultural production and export capabilities.

The US$15 million package is made up of investments from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) and Dutch development bank FMO and will support the expansion of Malawi Mangoes – a fruit processor that also grows its own bananas, mangoes and pineapples.

In addition, Malawi Mangoes is also due for its final certification from the Rainforest Alliance shortly, which would make it the first African banana plantation to receive the accreditation and the first mango plantation in the world to get official approval from the international non-profit organization, according to an IFC release.

Jonathan Jacobs

Craig Hardie

In a joint statement, Malawi Mangoes founders and managing directors Jonathan Jacobs and Craig Hardie, have explained how the investment wi…