Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wine festival in San Luis Potosi in June 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Paradox in Mexican Wine

Why no vino Mexicano on U.S. shelves? It could be economic and political. Our loss.

By Alain Romero

First, let me relate my love affair with wine. It did not start back when I worked in the wine and spirits industry as a brand ambassador many years ago. At that time my expertise was tequila and mezcal. Therefore I always considered myself a tequila and mezcal connoisseur not only by trade, but also by taste. My love affair with wine started only recently during my first weekend trip to Solvang. I was and am lucky that LA has a close proximity to the Santa Ynez Valley. Equipped with my tequila tasting skills, all I had to do was transfer them; and that I did during my first trip to a winery a few years back.

Interested ? The article continues here: http://laprensa-sandiego.org/featured/the-paradox-in-mexican-wine/

Found on Twitter about Mexican Wines



Destination: Mexico City - Wine Enthusiast Magazine - March 2011 http://ow.ly/4s7KS

The One and Only Palmilla in Cabo San Lucas - Business News - Food and Drink Digital http://ow.ly/4s7Kh

Taste of Playa 2011 scheduled for November 20 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico http://ow.ly/4s7Jm

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Taste of Playa 2011 scheduled for November 20 in Playa del Carmen, Mexico



Pleased by the success of Taste of Playa 2010, many of last year’s corporate sponsors and participants have already pledged their support for Taste of Playa 2011. “We are already seeing a lot of interest this year.” remarked event Chairperson Monica Hartlief. “The event grew much faster than we had anticipated. A lot of restaurants have already contacted us to reserve a place.” Over 40 restaurants, bars and specialty food merchants will offer their signature dishes to a crowd that is anticipated to exceed 7000 people


Interested ? More information here.

Monday, April 04, 2011

The One and Only Palmilla in Cabo San Lucas

Dining at One and Only Palmilla in Cabo San Lucas promises moments of culinary discovery to even the worldliest palates

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The One and Only Palmilla has an impressive 220 bottle wine collection, which allows guests to learn about new, up-and-coming Mexican boutique wines as well as savor prestigious older vintages. In addition to Mexican wines of every possible variety and style, the list also displays 1500 international trendsetters and all time classics from France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, USA, Chile, Argentina, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.
In addition to wine, the resort offers more than 53 exclusive labels of tequila by the glass with private or group tasting sessions and food pairings offered by Wine Director Manuel Arteaga at the resort’s signature open-air restaurant Agua.
Mexican Wine Highlights at One and Only Palmilla include the Tequila Tasting experience and the Dinner and Wine Tasting experience.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Destination: Mexico City


Both worlds away and an easy weekend jaunt, Mexico City is a fascinating culinary and cultural capital.

The menu features inspired versions of historic dishes and family recipes—tostadas of chintextle (a paste of smoked Oaxacan chiles and dried shrimp), fried shallots and pansies; octopus stewed in its ink with pecans, almonds and pinenuts—without a hint of pretension. Theirs may be the only all-Mexican wine list in the city, and in a country where even locals are skeptical of Mexican wines, Lugo’s efforts are heroic. Fun fact: Corkage fees are 10 pesos (under $1) for Mexican wine, 150 pesos for everything else.

Interested ? More information here.