Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Marketstudy Mexican wines 2005


Snapdata's Mexico Wine 2005 report provides 2004 year-end market data, with 2005 estimates and five-year forecasts.

The report gives an instant overview of the Mexican wine market, and covers red, rosé and white wines, champagne and sparkling wines, fine wines and others.Market size is based on apparent consumption.The data is supplied in both graphical and tabular format for ease of interpretation and analysis.

Mexico Wine 2005 forms part of Snapdata's Alcoholic Drinks industry coverage.

Summary
Page 3 - Executive Summary
Page 4 - Category Definitions
Page 5 - Market Size by Value (2000-2004)
Page 6 - Market Segmentation by Value
Page 7 - List of Main Players
Page 8 - Company Websites (Main Players)
Page 9 - Market Forecast by Value (2005-2009)
Page 10 - Socio-Economic Data for Mexico
Page 11 - Sources for Further Research

Interested? Contact us at mexicanwines@hotmail.com

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Wine festivals 2006 in Baja California, Mexico



Program from 4 to 20 August 2006
Ensenada, Baja California in Mexico


Thursday 3 August

9.00 a.m. : III INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR OF VITIVINICULTURE

Conferences on vineyard management and zoning of soil and climate in the production of quality wines. The Spanish experience.
WHERE: Hotel Santa Isabel
SPONSOR: INIFAP, CYTED y Asociación de Vitivinicultores
COST: 25.00 Dlls.

Friday 4 August

9.00 a.m. : 14th INTERNATIONAL WINE CONTEST “ENSENADA LAND OF WINE”

Professional judges select the best wines in the competition
WHERE: Coral y Marina
SPONSOR: Asociación de Vitivinicultores

7.00 p.m. : 16th WINE EXPERIENCE

A presentation of the wines, labels and vintages of Baja California, music, food tasting and art
WHERE: Centro Cultural Riviera
SPONSOR: Asociación de Vitivinicultores
COST: 25.00 Dlls.

Saturday 5 August

9.00 a.m. WINEMAKERS VISITS I

The winemakers host visitors at their wineries to taste and describe their wines.
WHERE: Different wineries
SPONSOR: Asociación de Vitivinicultores
COST: $300.00 M.N

1:00 p.m. WINE + LOBSTER

Lunch in our San Antonio vineyard, with Puerto Nuevo-style lobster and wide selection of award-winning Santo Tomás wine.
WHERE: Rancho San Antonio Km. 95 carr. Ensenada-Tecate
SPONSOR: Bodegas de Santo Tomás
COST: $600.00 M.N.

6:30 p.m. TANAMA, MUSIC AND WINE

A sunset in the Tanama Valley vineyards, music by the INNUENDO group of Mexicali, acompanied with hors-d’oeuvres by the famous La Diferencia Restaurant of Tijuana, CALIFORNIO & TANAMA wines.
WHERE : Viñedos Tanama, Tecate, B.C.
SPONSOR: Vinos Tanama y Corredor Historico, (CAREM A.C.)
COST: 35.00 Dlls.

6:30 p.m. GALA DINNER
Formal dinner, music and wine auction.
WHERE: Vinícola / Adobe Guadalupe Winery, Valle de Guadalupe
SPONSOR: Vinícola Adobe Guadalupe
COST: 80.00 Dlls.

Sunday 6 August

1:30 p.m. :COUNTRY LUNCHEON
Lamb, house wine and music
WHERE: Viña de Liceaga, San Antonio de las Minas
SPONSOR: Viña de Liceaga Winery
COST: 50.00 Dlls

6:00 p.m. SUNSET CONCERT
At our vineyard in Valle de Guadalupe, we present works from the classical repertoire, accompanied by fine cheeses and house wines.
WHERE: Monte Xanic Winery Valle de Guadalupe
SPONSOR: Monte Xanic Winery
COST: 55.00 Dlls

7:00 p.m. A NIGHT IN CASA DE PIEDRA
Music, wine, ambigu
WHERE: Winery Casa de Piedra Winery, Highway Tecate-Ensenada, Km.93.5 San Antonio de las Minas.
SPONSOR: Winery Casa de Piedra
COST: $1200.00 M.N.

Monday 7 August

2.00 p.m.: WINE AND FOOD CASA DE PIEDRA-LAJA
Ingredient interpretation with Casa de Piedra vertical wine tasting
WHERE: Restaurante Laja
SPONSOR: Winery Casa de Piedra, Restaurante Laja
COST: By invitation only

6.00 p.m.: SUNSET CONCERT
At our vineyard in Valle de Guadalupe, we present works from the classical repertoire, accompanied by fine cheeses and house wines
WHERE: Monte Xanic Winery
SPONSOR: Winery Monte Xanic, Valle de Guadalupe
COST: 55.00 Dlls

Tuesday 8 August

7:30 p.m.: WINE, MUSIC AND SEMINAR
Wine tasting, culinary exhibition and wine seminar
WHERE: Rest. La Candelaria, Tijuana, B. C.
SPONSOR: Cofradía del Noble Vino de Tijuana
COST: 40.00 Dlls.

Wednesday 9 August

7:00 p.m.: 10TH WINE EXHIBITION IN MEXICALI
Tasting of selected wines acompanied with hors-d’oeuvres, music, art and wine topic lectures
WHERE: Centro Estatal de las Artes de Baja California, Mexicali, B. C.
SPONSOR: Cofradía del vino de Baja California, Capítulo Mexicali
COST: $250.00 M.N

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Wines Down Mexico Way

FEATURE STORY

Wines Down Mexico WayGo on a tour of the history and wineries of Mexico with Star Chefs. Start with the conquistadors and the Axtecs and wind up with modern Mexicans teaming up with Californians bringing life back to the wine industry....
More details here: http://starchefs.com/wine/features/html/mexican_wines.shtml

Grapes in Baja California - Mexico

FEATURE STORIES:


Grapes in Baja CaliforniaIn the past few years, the country's leading wineries have collected an impressive array of accolades, gaining a following among wine lovers excited by the prospect of finding excellent vintages in unexpected places.

All details here: http://www.chiff.com/a/wine-baja.htm

Marvelous Mexican Wines

Woman on Wine

By Amy Reiley

While the region may not be ready to take on the best of Bordeaux, the wines of Mexico’s Baja region are coming into their own. An influx of European vintners looking for affordable vineyard property has sparked the recent growth of an area in which grapes have been cultivated for centuries.

Find here some tastings of Mexican wine by Amy Reiley: http://www.travellady.com/Issues/August04/845MarvelousMexicanWines.htm

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

TOURING AND TASTING MEXICO'S UNDISCOVERED TREASURE


TOURING AND TASTING MEXICO'S UNDISCOVERED TREASURE
RALPH AMEY, PHD, CWE,
Preface by Dimitri Tchelistcheff

The first comprehensive book on Mexican wines published in English. Dimitri Tchelistcheff was technical director at Bodegas Santo Tomas, oldest winery in Baja. A historical Prologue is provided by Dr. Enrique Ferro.

Each winery is described in an “Essentials” section listing location, contacts, size, production and winemaker. History, winemaker notes and vineyard and fermentation techniques are included along with tasting notes and suggested food matches.

Chapters on Wine Terms, Grapes of Baja, Wine Festivals and Events assist the visitor, as well as sections on where to eat, rest and read more about this exciting region; plus how to get there and what to see in the wine producing valleys. Ideal for any wine enthusiast or armchair traveler

Monday, May 01, 2006

Baja Winery Tours



Baja Winery Tours

Visit Mexico's premier wine country with Steve Dryden, a former Napa Valley winery manager, wine writer for The Baja Times and local valley resident. Taste the wonderful variety of Mexico's "world class" wines and experience the beautiful scenery in this garden of Eden.

Tour includes luxury motor coach, departs from San Diego, tasting at three wineries (L.A. Cetto, Doña Lupe and Vinisterra) and lunch at Mustafa's Moroccan Restaurant. $80 per person.

More details here: http://www.bajawines.com/winery_tours.htm