Ya learn something everyday
Or...maybe they have yet to be discovered? Who knows?
I heard "rumor" several years ago that Mexico tried to make "Tequila" a product that can only be produced packaged and sold from Mexico...That idea "would have" closed bottling operations for Tequila in the United States...I heard there was a big "stink" over it...
I found this information on Wikipedia
On January 17, 2006 the United States and Mexico signed an agreement allowing the continued bulk import of Tequila into the United States. Without this agreement all tequila would have had to be bottled in Mexico. In addition to allowing bulk import, the agreement also created a “tequila bottlers registry” that identifies approved bottlers of tequila.
Other key elements of the agreement include:
- A prohibition on restrictions of bulk tequila exports to the United States;
- A prohibition on Mexican regulation of tequila labeling or marketing, as well as the labeling, formulation, and marketing of distilled spirits specialty products outside of Mexico;
- Continuation of current practice with respect to addressing Mexican concerns regarding the manufacturing of tequila in the United States; and
- Establishment of a working group to monitor the implementation of the agreement.
For more detail on TMA, see the entry in Tequila