Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Experience the Mexican wines

I drove over the Mexican and American border yesterday morning, and I was thinking how close but yet so far we are from Mexico. It’s a completely different world, a fascinating one with completely different dynamics. I have a deep affection for the country. I travel there regularly.

Interested ? The article continues here: http://www.jamessuckling.com/mexican-wines-vino-mexicanos.html

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mexico: Wine industry begins to soar

MEXICO CITY – The dry and barren landscapes of the Mexican state of Baja California – where dust blows through with little thought for those caught in its path – do not necessarily lend themselves to the notion of fertility.
It’s a land where open views are often interrupted only by rocky interludes or a solitary cactus.
Yet this dusty canvas is also home to one of Mexico’s homegrown successes.
Baja California has a temperate climate, with warm days and mild evenings, making for the perfect environment for wine production.
Despite favorable conditions, however, the Mexican wine industry still is relatively young. Many vineyards have been in operation only since the 1980s or later and are just beginning to find their feet.
The sale of Mexican wine began slowly, but in the past five years the industry has experienced something of a boom. Of the wine purchased within Mexico, three out of 10 bottles are made with national produce, according to wine aficionado website Vinisfera.com .
Efforts have been made to break down negative stereotypes regarding wine, making it more attractive to a wider market, though there is still a lot of work to be done in order to help nurture a stronger culture of wine-drinking nationwide.
As a result, the number of wine drinkers has doubled in the past five years – a boom wine critic Rafael Ibarra said “has largely been stimulated by young people.”
“Previously, those who consumed wine regularly were over the age of 50,” he added.
Mexican vineyards, which often concentrate on producing more boutique wines at the upper end of the price range, find themselves competing against more affordable foreign imports.
As a consequence, those buying wine have to ask themselves why buy a Mexican brand for US$20 per bottle when they can find a foreign brand for about US$10?

Mexican wine clubs

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Have a fine Mexican wine with your meal !

In which restaurants in Mexico can you have a fine Mexican wine with your meal ?

For many years, the offer of wine lists in the restaurants has been an obligation more than an opportunity for the owner of the restaurant and difficult to understand for the client

But nowadays things are changing a lot The restaurants discovered the potentialities of the combination of wine with plates, making nice profits on every bottle offered, improving the satisfaction of the customer and much more interesting developments.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Do you know realy everything about Mexican wines ?

If not, look at it here:

Mexican wine profesionals

Discover our profesional website about Mexican wines: restaurants, wineries, sommeliers, wineclubs and other Mexican wine profesionals


Other websites promote fine wine tasting, other wines etc.

Opinions about Mexican wine
Discover what other discovered in Mexico while visiting the Mexican wine regions

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Mexican wines at the Cancun Riviera

A gala celebrating Mexican cuisine, held Thursday night at the Fiesta Americana Hotel in CancĂșn, kicked off the first CancĂșn-Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival . While many of the chefs and sommeliers who attended the event were from around the world, each dish offered was cooked in honor and in celebration of Mexican cuisine. Attendees tasted ceviche, empanadas, and braised pork while sampling wine from all regions of the globe, but most were clamoring to taste the unique and rarely displayed wines from Mexico.

Interested ? The article continues here: http://www.thedailymeal.com/showcasing-local-wines-canc-n-riviera-maya-wine-food-festival

Monday, June 11, 2012

Some universities in California (US) and in Mexico give training in gastronomy and in enology (wines etc.) or training for sommeliers. Are you interested by this subject ?

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Is there a official Mexican wine classification ?

Discover the official Mexican wine classification which includes three types related to information on the bottles' labels.
  • Varietales
  • Combinadas
  • De Origen