With the rise of chefs like Alex Atala and the announcement of Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants List coming in September, the culinary spotlight has slowly shifted its gaze to Latin America over the past few years.
Chefs like Ferran Adria have been predicting the shift for a while and while many are now focusing on new styles of cooking and all new Latin American ingredients in food we're also seeing a rise in drinks like tequila.
In this infographic created by the team from Hispanically Speaking News - the rich history of tequila is explained.
It also includes a look at how the drink is produced and the top 5 tequila brands across the market.
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