Saturday, December 31, 2011

Enjoy the Mexican wineries and the wines made in Mexico.

What about ...
... a visit the wine regions in the tourism section in the Mexican wineries from
    Baja California ?     More here ...>>>

...  a list of Mexican grapes, used by the vintners and winegrowers all over   
     Mexico ?    More here...>>>

... a tour in order to discover the wineries of Mexico, from Baja California to 
    the wine region of Queretaro ?    Click here...>>>

... a fine restaurant where you can taste a good Mexican wine with your meal ? 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Mexican white wines, tasting notes

Freixenet Dolores Sauvignon Blanc 2009. A 100% Sauvignon Blanc that has spent 2-4 months in oak, has a pretty nose of newly mown hay, with dry, crisp flavors of sweet herbs, and tropical fruit, ending with a nice finish. Terrific food-friendly lip-smacker!

Freixenet Vivante NV Vino Blanco. A great warm weather sipper, a blend of Chenin Blanc, with two Spanish varietals, Macabeu, and Sant Emilion. Light (only 10.5% alcohol), crisp, dry-as-a-bone, sporting foxy flavors of honeysuckle, herbs and cashews that’s reminiscent of a good Pinot Grigio. Break out the cold cuts and ‘tater salad and head for the patio! A screaming deal!

Monteviña Blanco: Finally! A tasty, white quaffer at a great price! A blend of Chardonnay and Semillon, it serves up a light straw color and balances the crispiness of the Chard with the "fleshier" Semillon to create a fruit-forward, slightly sweet finish that will appeal to those who favor light food fare. From Casa Madero

San Lorenzo Blanco: A tasty blend of 50% Chenin Blanc, 25% Chardonnay, and 25% Columbard, it sports a pretty light straw color, with crisp, citrusy, tropical fruit flavors, along with sweet herbs and floral notes. It is excellent as an aperitif or to accompany cheeses, fish, or seafood, and a screaming value! From Casa Madero. 


Collection of Tasting Notes, Mexican Whites

Casa Madero 2V: A pretty 50%-50% blend of Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc, it sports a light golden color, which leads into aromas of honey and honeysuckle with hints of pineapple. Mouth-filling flavors of tropical fruit and pears tickle the palate, followed by a nice, looong finish....a great food wine!
Casa Madero Chardonnay: 100% Chardonnay. An attractive golden color, this wine brings aromas of warm toast, honey, and pineapple floating up from the glass, followed by delicious citrusy flavors of cinnamon, peach, and guayaba, with mineral and buttery notes. It is fresh tasting and expressive, with balanced acidity that confirms its fruit character. It has the hallmark of a superior vino, a long lingering finish. One third of the wine is fermented in American oak barrels for three months, the remainder in stainless steel. 

Casa Madero Chenin Blanc: 100% Chenin Blanc. This pretty little everyday quaffer starts with a delicate floral nose of honeysuckle, pears, and sweet nuts, then leads into a mouthful of delicious fruity flavors of pineapple and tangy orange zest, followed by a nice smooth finish. Clean as a whistle, this pretty little everyday sipper sees no oak; its early life is spent in 100% stainless steel. In 2007, this beauty won a Gold Medal at the Monde Selection in Brussels, took the Silver at the San Francisco Wine Competition and at The Thessaloniki Wine Competition in Thessaloniki, Greece. This is a wine for people who don’t ordinarily drink wine and is a great value! 


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Watch an interesting video about the Mexican winery Monte Xanci

“To be the producer of the best world class wine from Mexico, advancing the culture of wine while becoming the permanent standard in our industry”.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

VIÑAS PIJOAN a tribute to women and family

Viñas Pijoan started as a hobby, a desire to make wine and share it with family and friends, but Pau Pijoan, a Catalan  settled in México,  made a hit with his hobby and had no choice than to keep it going and growing!!!
I visited this winery a little while ago and i was very well impressed, not only for the quality of the wines, but also for the personality of Pau, the owner and winemaker. But most of all, i was impressed to see the love of this man for his family and his wines; such love that as a tribute to the women of his family, each wine have their names.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Valle de Guadalupe – The Ensenada wine country

Located in the north part of the state of Baja California, the route of wine (sp. Ruta del vino) it enjoys the mediterranean weather, perfect for growing grapevines. There are just a few places in Mexico that combine these unique features: the altitude, seasons, weather, and temperature – without forgetting the love of the art of making wine.
The first colonies on this region where the Kiliwa and Kumiai cultures, followed by missionaries and Mexicans who opened the route to the arrival of immigrants from Russia, Europe and the rest of Mexico. All this influences helped to create a unique characteristic of the route of wine.
Valleys of Calafia, Guadalupe and San Antonio de las Minas are the hearth of the wine route that also extends to the north of Valle de las Palmas (en. Palms valley) and south to the valleys of Santo Tomas and San Vicente Ferrer.
Both wines white and red are made with lots of dedication starting from the grapes Chenin Blanc, Colombard, Souvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, while reds typically uses Cabernet ouvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Genache, Carignan, Barbera, Nebbiolo and Zinfandel.
The wine route offers a wide range of attractions that goes from small familiar wineries to the great scale products. Reasons why you can find from a small familiar camping restaurants to the most fine table, and places for camping, ranch’s, artesian centers, museums, hotels B&B, wine boutiques, art galleries, Indian culture and natural places.
In this region you can enjoy a fun, active, exotic or romantic vacations in an interesting and secure place. The wine route is the perfect destiny for vacations for couples or family.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Baja Wines: Using a Unique Business Model to Bring Mexican Wines to US consumers

Anyone who has had the privilege of trying Mexican wines can tell you that they are fantastic. The Valle of Guadalupe, just outside of Ensenada in Baja California is home to some of Mexico’s premiere wineries. Every year in September, the Association of Viniculture organizes “Fiestas de la Vendemia”, a month long festival promoting wines from the region. Unfortunately, many of these boutique wineries do not receive the exposure or the distribution that they deserve. The problem has been getting these wines into the hands of consumers on the other side of the border without charging exorbitant import and distribution fees.

Interested ? The article continues here.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Last Saturday our friends Carlos and Daniela had us over for dinner. After we’d finished Carlos’s sublime lime-cucumber-mint-tequila cocktail, and a bottle of muy suave Mexican Sauvignon Blanc, I started hollering about how difficult it is to find great Mexican wine in the stores here.
“You go to a restaurant and have an amazing bottle, and then you leave and you can never find it again. You can’t find it anywhere!” I said. “You can’t find it anywhere!” (Did I mention that you can’t find it anywhere? God. This is when I should probably have stopped drinking wine, and I did, but then we switched to mescal. And then tequila. Eeek.)
Don’t get me wrong: You can find Mexican wine in Mexico City. It’s just very hard to find the smaller, less-commercialized varieties. Near Reforma where I live, the supermarket sells a handful of big-label brands for around $15 to $35 USD each. La Naval, a high-end liquor store and gourmet deli in Condesa, has a larger selection, but they still tend to concentrate on the Big Mexican Heavies: L.A. Cetto, Domecq, Monte Xanic, Santo Tomás.
Interested? Continue reading the article here.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mexico: Our wines as good as yours

I get what seems to be an endless stream of email pronouncements from the press office of Mexico’s Congress. Most I simply delete with barely a glance. But occasionally one catches my eye.
Yesterday, one came over the transom with this headline:
Mexican wines are of equal or greater quality than imports: Deputy Vega Delamadrid

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Saturday, November 05, 2011

Where can you buy Mexican wine ?

Where can you buy Mexican wine in Mexico and in the US ? How to buy
these wines on the Internet ? Look hereafter for interesting addresses:
Wines from Casa de PiedraBuy through the Internet here:
Winery Monte XanicBuy through the Internet here:
Wines from the winery Chateau CamouHere you can find them:
Want to Buy Chateau Camou wines in the USA ?
Here are some addresses.
More information here:

Friday, November 04, 2011

Discover the seven states in Mexico where the grapes are grown in significant quantities.

These are
- Baja California, Sonora (Wine region North)
- Coahuila and Durango, which together form the area of vineyards known as La Laguna (the lake)
- Zacatecas, Aguascalientes and Queretaro (Wine region Center).

More details here:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Essential Valle de Guadalupe food and wine!

It was another divine couple of days in Baja last weekend.The food, the wine, the people, the scenery.It has now been about 8 years or so since I've been traveling regularly to Tijuana, Ensesenada, and the Valle de Guadalupe.Occasionally Rosarito, and two trips driving all the way to Loreto.Much has changed.

I've also been in a couple of discourses on wine and food in the Valle de Guadalupe here and on the wine board in the past 7 months which got me to thinking recently,thanks ibstatguy and dnamj! "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in" What is the Valle de Guadalupe and Mexican wine?This is the question that drives the restauranteurs, vintners,chilango wine enthusiasts, journalists,quesotraficos, tourists, and adventurers alike.In Polanco, it's about the boutique and cult Mexican wines.Do you have any Tres Mujeres?Casa de Piedra? For the American media it's Laja, Monte Xanic,Adobe Guadalupe, and Cetto.I mean, every article sends you to the same five places!

Currently, I count 34 wineries in the Valle de Guadalupe(Francisco Zarco,El Porvenir),San Antonio de Las Minas(sub apellation), Ensenada, Santo Tomas, and Ojos Negros.There are an equal number in development in the Valle according to my friend Steve Dryden(Baja Times wine writer/D.F. columnists), and there are people making table wines from their own backyards being sold in restaurants and shops.Yet, where does everyone go?Cetto, Domecq,Santo Tomas,Monte Xanic, Chateau Camou, or Adobe Guadalupe.Where do they eat?Laja.Where do they stay?Adobe Guadalupe or La Villa del Valle.The report, so-so wines, great meal at Laja, wine was expensive, brought my own, I can find better wines cheaper.....

There are good wines at these places, but not necessarily on the tastings.Cetto wines are usually the cheapest in a restaurant and a good value wine with dinner, but they do have better wines not on their tastings in a higher price range.Dona Lupe makes organic wines, but her real talent is in the amazing food products she makes not her wines, which are OK.The Camou tasting has a nice blanc de blancs and chardonnay, but the reds are their cheaper offerings, again their best wines aren't part of the tasting.The more expensive Camou and Xanic wines are not on the tastings and are more of a reflection of their potential.There are wineries just like this in California, and anywhere for that matter.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Looking for distributor of Mexican wine in the midwest United States?


I am looking for information on being a distributor of Mexican wine in the midwest United States. In particular, Illinois and Michigan. It is very hard, almost impossible to buy Mexican wines here. I am looking into how to become a distributor and if I can exclusively distribute Mexican wine. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Mary Ann Mosele

Monday, October 24, 2011

looking for Casa Madero wine


An account of ours in Orange County, CA is looking for the Casa Madero Cabernet Sauvignon, Parras Valley, Mexico (any vintage)

Can you help me find the importer in the USA??


Thank you,

Christopher Coon
Branch Wine Manager- Orange County
Advanced Sommelier
949.226.2129 Cell
714.734.6424 Fax

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Videos about Mexican Wines and Wineries from Mexico on YouTube

Want know more about Mexican Wines without having to read long articles ? Like to look to YouTube videos in order to discover the Mexican Wineries ? Here you will find a lot of videos in Spanish on Youtube about Mexican wines and Wineries form Mexico :

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Amazing Mexican Wines......yeah, they're really good

I was just blind tasted and semi-quizzed on a few wines by a buddy of mine at the shop where I work. Imagine my surprise when after using up all five of my guesses (South Africa, South America, Paso Robles, Australia, and Canada) what he revealed??? Yeah, well you already read the title of the post....wines from our buddies down in Mexico. I don't actually know why I'm so blown away by the high quality of these wines. I mean, Mexico has been providing a large part of our really good quality produce here in the South West for decades or longer. Hell, California used to be part of Mexico.

Interested ? The article continues here

Friday, October 14, 2011

Day 29: Mexican Wines! – 30 favorite things about Mexico; September celebrations

According to legend, Hernán Cortés and his soldiers quickly depleted the wine they brought with them from Spain especially while celebrating the conquest of the Aztec Empire in 1521. Because of this, one of Cortés’ first acts as was to order that grapevines be planted throughout “Nueva Espana”, aka Mexico.
There were indigenous grapes before the Spanish conquest, but the new grapevines did very well and by the 17th century, the wine exports from Spain to the New World decreased. It was then that Charles II of Spain prohibited wine making in Mexico, with the only exception being wine that was used for religious purposes which resulted in a small scale production of Mexican wines.
Interested ? The article continues here

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Baja Wines: Using a Unique Business Model to Bring Mexican Wines to US consumers

Anyone who has had the privilege of trying Mexican wines can tell you that they are fantastic. The Valle of Guadalupe, just outside of Ensenada in Baja California is home to some of Mexico’s premiere wineries. Every year in September, the Association of Viniculture organizes “Fiestas de la Vendemia”, a month long festival promoting wines from the region. Unfortunately, many of these boutique wineries do not receive the exposure or the distribution that they deserve. The problem has been getting these wines into the hands of consumers on the other side of the border without charging exorbitant import and distribution fees.

Interested ? The article continues here

Monday, October 03, 2011

Do you have a smartphone with Android system ? You can now download a guide to Queretaro (and its wine region) in order to visit it :

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Future of the Mexican wineries

The fundamental problems faced by Baja California (and all Mexican) wineries, are two:
- First, there's little tradition of wine drinking in the country, except among the Europeanized upper and upper-middle classes.
- Second, Mexicans still look to Europe, and increasingly to Chile and Argentina, when they want wine.

Baja California producers must build a reputation for their wines among Mexican nationals, just as California needed to persuade New Yorkers that its wines could compete with European imports. Time and increasing quality will help.

To expand their markets, many Mexican vintners hope to export their wines, particularly to the U.S., with its large population of Mexican descent. In truth, there's little reason to expect that strategy to succeed. Aside from cultural ties, the Mexican foods most popular in the U.S. aren't particularly compatible with wine, and U.S. (and Australian and Chilean) wines are better values and often better quality.

The Mexican wineries need to persuade their own large population of 100 million people to drink their wines, rather than trying to get U.S. consumers to do so.

That said, the many excellent wines coming from a few Baja California wineries show what the region can do. They don't need to take a back seat to anyone--just get the word out and increase production to match.

(Sources of information: In addition to the wineries, Gilberto Salinas, an importer and wine seller, is very knowledgeable and helpful. E-mail him at or phone + 52-664-971-0953. Gary Sehnert at Wines of Mexico, 619-233-VINO or, is also a good contact.)
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Visit a mexican winery this summer: Wine Festival

A great way to get to know these wineries and others is to attend the Vintage Festival (Fiesta de la Vendimia) in Ensenada, Baja California Norte, which takes places in August every year. The festival's wide variety of attractions-including wine tastings and contests, winery tours, fishing tournaments, cook-offs, gourmet food and concerts-are sponsored, organized or subsidized by area wineries. For further information about the events, contact the Winemakers Association (Asociacion de Vinicultores) at

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Monday, August 08, 2011

Visit a mexican winery this summer: Bodegas Santo Tomas

Open since 1888, this winery has been producing wine longer than any other winery in Mexico. It is best known for having joined California's Wente Vineyard to produce Duetto, a 50-50 Santo Tomas/Wente blend. It is also known for its Santo Tomás Reserva Unico. The winery is open daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Sunday, August 07, 2011

Visit a mexican winery this summer: Casa de Piedra:

 This discreet vineyard, located at Km 93.5 in the valley of San Antonio de Las Minas, is considered by some as Mexico's most innovative and ground-breaking winery. Its red Vino de Piedra and white Piedra de Sol are considered among the best wines in Mexico. They are exclusive, expensive and hard to find, but many who have tried them say it's worth it. For more information, visit

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Saturday, August 06, 2011

Visit a mexican winery this summer: Chateau Camou

Inspired by what he saw in the Monte Xanic winery, Ernesto Alvarez-Murphy Camou took his mother's maiden name, bought 1000 acres in 1995 and created Chateau Camou. Like Monte Xanic, Chateau Camou aims at creating top-quality wines and is considered one of Mexico's most modern and sophisticated wineries. It is best known for El Gran Vino Tinto, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The 1995 vintage won a silver medal in the 1998 Challenge International du Vin in Bordeax, France and the 1997 vintage picked up a silver medal at the 2000 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles in Belgium and a gold medal at the 2000 Wines of the Americas fair in Los Angeles. Chateau Camou offers tours Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon for US$3. For more information, visit

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Friday, August 05, 2011

Visit a mexican winery this summer : Monte Xanic

Monte Xanic: Located near the town of Zarco, 25 miles northeast of Ensenada, this winery is less than two decades old, but has quickly gained a reputation as one of Mexico's finest and is credited with putting the country's wine on the map. The winery produces three lines: Monte Xanic, Calixa and the Gran Ricardo, which has a limited production of 1,500 bottles and is only bottled in Magnums. The winery has received many awards, among them a bronze medal at the 2000 Challenge International du Vin in Blaye-Bourg, France for the 1998 Monte Xanic Chardonnay. The 1995 Monte Xanic Cabernet Sauvignon received a Gold Medal and the Civart Prix d'Excellence in the 1998 challenge. For more information, visit

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Friday, July 22, 2011


I am a wine & food writer for several media in the Netherlands. As such, I am also interested in the latest information about regions, producers etc. you represent.

For some 20 years I have been the guest of many consortia during tastings, press trips, seminars and other presentations.  In Holland I participated in numerous events, sometimes as a visitor, but more often as moderator, member of a panel, the jury or organization of these events. More details on my work and position can be found in my attached CV.

I would like to know if you can inform me about the latest news and possible events organized by you, like press trips, tastings etc.

If you are interested in educational and promotional events in Holland, please let me know. Based on my experience and network including the best importers, top-quality restaurants, several media and other professionals as well as consumers, I’m sure I can be of assistance in these matters.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Best regards

Fred Nijhuis
Your favorite Dutch winewriter

Senior writer for:
- The Wine & Food Association
- DSV Media

Fred F.A. Nijhuis
Wilhelminastraat 22
4176 BN Tuil

Do you have Mexican Wine region maps ?

I am opening a wine bar in New Haven CT  called Cave a Vin.  I was wondering if you had any wine region maps that I could put on my wall.  In addition, if you have any info on Mexican wine regions such as pamplets, hand-outs or anything I would love to have them.  

My cafe is going to consist of small tables, couches, etc. It's going to be a comfortable place where people can sit around and just drink wine, read about wine regions/trails to visit, etc.  I would love to include anything from Mexico you can offer me.  

I am registered in the State of Ct as Cave a Vin, LLC if you need to confirm my status. I am especially interested in wine maps that I can put on my walls!
My mailing address is:
Linda Fitzpatrick
173 Cooks Lane
Guilford, CT 06437 USA
Thanks so much.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Tasting Monte Xanic, wines from Mexico

Eduardodelvino is tasting for you:

 Monte Xanic Viña Kristel Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon (2001): It's a beauty. Definitely Bordeaux style but with new world taste.
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Monte Xanic Chenin Colombard (2007): It is so nice to drink in summer with food or alone. Light, clean, refreshing and just juicy enough. I had some 2009 in Minnesota last summer and people were smiling after the first sip.
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Monte Xanic Gran Ricardo (2004): I was fortunate to have visited the vineyard on the day the winemaker, Hans Backoff was pouring this Gran Riserva for a press luncheon from a Magnum. Smooth, rich, powerful and memorable red.
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The perseverance of Mexican wine makers!

First introduced to Mexico by missionaries in Baja California, Mexican wine had a rocky start. A Jesuit priest, Father Juan de Ugarte, took charge in 1701 of the Loreto mission, and it was he who planted the first grapevines on the northern baja peninsula, which is well within the large wine growing region shared by California wineries.

Until recently, the only reputation that Mexican wines were able to establish around the world was that they were inconsistent at best. Over the past decade or so, big Mexican wine industries such as Pedro Domecq, Bodegas de Santo Tomás and L.A. Cetto, concentrated their efforts into the production of fine Mexican wines with an emphasis on quality and consistency. More recently, small boutique Mexican wineries, such as Cavas Valmar, Monte Xanic, Bodegas San Antonio, and Chateau Camou, started making very fine Mexican wines in small batches, attaining a level of excellence never before seen in Mexican wine. It appears that the new standard in Mexican wine quality is working, as some of the finer Mexican wines are now being exported to the United States and Europe.

We are continuously looking for new "Mexican Wine" resources. If you know of a great Mexican Wine link that we have left out, please let us know.


Find out the wine that tastes best with your favorite mexican food dishes.

To begin with, Mexico offers some top quality wineries. The Cavas Valmar winery, one of the newer, more experimental Mexican winegrowers located in Ensenada, has been producing robust wines since 1985. Their wine menu includes Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and a Tempranillo grape style grown in the San Vincente valley. This winery also produces a hearty, fruity Chardonnay and Merlot.

Another Mexican wine producer topping the list includes the oldest winemaker from Mexico, known as Casa Madero. Located in the Parras Valley in the state of Coahuila, Mexico, Casa Madero first started producing wine in 1597 under the San Lorenzo label. In 1893, the current owner, Don Evaristo Madero, purchased San Lorenzo. Since the 1970s, the winery underwent a major facelift, taking a backseat to their brandy production and putting their wine producing techniques at the forefront of their business. Currently, Casa Madero produces a top-notch Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. All three styles are available in the United States, and are primarily sold in the restaurant markets.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Discover the Mexican wine professionals

1. Mexican wine profesionals

Discover our profesional website about Mexican wines:
restaurants, wineries, sommeliers, wineclubs and other Mexican wine profesionals
2. The Mexican wine market
Want to have and idea about the potential of the Mexican wine market ?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Where to buy Mexican Wines ?

Where can you buy Mexican wine in Mexico and in the US ?
How to buy these wines on the Internet ? 
Look hereafter for interesting addresses:


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Visit Mexico this summer !

Like to visit during the summer holidays the Mexican states where the vineyards are grown, from Baja California to Queretaro, from Coahuila to Durango ?
Look here for more details:

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

A toast to Mexico's undiscovered wine country

One of the earliest casualties of the drug-related violence in northern Baja California has been its wine valleys, particularly the Guadalupe Valley, northeast of Ensenada, which has single-handedly put the country on the wine connoisseur's map and earned the moniker, "Mexico's Napa Valley." Monte Xanic, Santo Tomas and L.A. Cetto are among its best-known brands.

Mind you, we have heard from legions of oenophiles who have made tasting trips in the past year without encountering any of the types of problems currently grabbing headlines, but with Baja Norte officially outside the comfort zone, this might be just the time to sample Mexico's undiscovered wine regions.

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Mexican wineries available on your smartphone

Interested in Mexican Wines ?
Have a recent smartphone ?

Discover  your favourite blog about Mexican Wines on your smartphone by scanning this picture

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Discover a Mexican winery: Monte Xanic

In 1987 five partners founded Monte Xanic with the intention of producing the highest quality wines and establishing a new benchmark for Mexican winemaking. The name and logo of the winery came a visit to the winery after a spring rain. After the rain the entire valley was covered with beautiful desert flowers which led to the name Monte Xanic which means in Mexican and Indian - the first flower that blooms on the mountain after the rain. Monte Xanic is recognized as Mexico's first boutique winery.

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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Everything Old is New Again: Wine in Mexico & Turkey

Mexico is the oldest wine producer in the New World. Spanish soldiers and priests brought wine grapes with them,  The first evidence of wine production dates from 1521 (I see a 500 year anniversary celebration on the horizon). Conquistador Cortés ordered that new settlers plant grape vines (1000 vines for every 100 persons, according to the Oxford Companion to Wine), thus spreading Spain’s wine culture throughout the New World empire. Wine production in Mexico grew so successful that King Felipe II of Spain order a stop to new production in 1699 in an effort to protect Spain’s domestic wine industry.

Interested ? The article continues here.

Mexican Wine is Harvesting Recognition!

Mexico is world know by the quality of the drinks that go with its food. Whereas we talk about unmistakable tequila or the extraordinary mexican beer. In the case of Mexican wine, though not as world reknown as those drinks, follows the same path of world quality and acknowledgement. Mexico has always had excellent natural conditions for grape growing and wine production is not a novelty. It started since the Colony, but was forbidden by Felipe II, King of Spain in 1595, given that its quality and quantity threatened the wine producers and distributors of the old world. So, during centuries, wine production was limited.

The article continues here.