Wine producing areas and vintages in Mexico. Nearly 2,500 hectares (6,200 acres) are planted to grapes in Mexico. Principal white wine grapes include chenin blanc, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and viognier, and reds include all five Bordeaux varietals plus Grenache, tempranillo, dolcetto, syrah and petite sirah. Does Mexico produce any wine? Mexican wine is still very […]
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The Wabash River is a 503-mile long river in the Midwestern United States that flows southwest from north-west Ohio near Fort Recovery across northern Indiana to southern Illinois, where it forms the Illinois-Indiana border before draining into the Ohio River, of which it is the largest northern tributary. What major river borders Indiana? Indiana is […]
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A 2.7 billion-year old metamorphic rock called gneiss makes up much of the Teton Range. These rocks were formed when sea floor sediments and volcanic debris were buried up to 18 miles deep as two tectonic plates collided – similar to the collision of India and Asia today forming the Himalayas. How was Teton National […]
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The first were companions of great explorers like Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain; later on, others settled for the long term. The latter were usually the engagés, labourers also nicknamed “trente-six mois” (thirty-six months) because they were hired on three-year contracts. What were the French colonies in North America? New France, French Nouvelle-France, (1534–1763), […]
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On the typically rainy southern Caribbean Coast, the rain lightens up in September and October, making it a great time to visit. Talk with a Costa Rica Expert about the best destinations to visit during this time of year. Is it worth going to Costa Rica in October? October weather is terrific in Costa Rica […]
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The philosophy drove 19th-century19th-centuryThe 19th (nineteenth) century began on 1 January 1801 (MDCCCI), and ended on 31 December 1900 (MCM). The 19th century was the ninth century of the 2nd millennium. How has America benefited from Manifest Destiny? With its triumph in the Mexican-American War, the United States seemingly realized its Manifest Destiny by gaining […]
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Pueblo Indians, North American Indian peoples known for living in compact permanent settlements known as pueblos. Representative of the Southwest Indian culture area, most live in northeastern Arizona and northwestern New Mexico. Where did pueblos come from? Pueblo is the Spanish word for “village” or “town.” In the Southwest, a pueblo is a settlement that […]
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