Monday, February 18, 2013

Where to Drink Wine in Mexico City

Colorful, vibrant Mexico City (it's no wonder why Frida Kahlo lived here) is home to a lavish wine scene hidden beneath the exteriors of many of its hotels and restaurants. I recently pushed aside images of Mexico's capital as merely a good place for tequila and tacos and went in search of the best wine-sipping spots. I drank wine—including many Mexican wines, a treat considering so few are exported to the United States—alongside delicacies like huitlacoche, empanadas, mole, plantains, and ceviche.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Mexican Wines by Zin Valle Vineyards

When you think of where good wine comes from you’re probably thinking of the usual areas – France, Italy and California. But other countries are emerging as excellent producers in the wine industry. One country that might be last on your mind when it comes to wine is our Southern neighbor – Mexico.
In the 16th century, long before Napa and Sonoma, the Spaniards coming into Mexico brought wine with them. While Mexico had some indigenous grapes, the Spaniards quickly found that their own varietals were well suited to Mexico’s warm, generally sunny climate.  Wine has been made in California by the missionaries with vinifera from Mexico since the 1770’s.  Even before, Spanish grapes from the Juarez area and the Senecu Pueblo in Spanish controlled areas of present day New Mexico found their way to the Missions in the Paso del Norte Region in the late 1660’s.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Top Mexican Winemakers 2012

Written by Steve Dryden. Posted in Baja Wines

We’ve been selecting this award for the last eight years, and this is the first time we’ve had a tie. The Wine Persons of the Year for 2012 are Anthony Escalante of Roganto winery and Christoph Gartner of Vinsiterra winery. 

Both of these boutique winemakers are intensely focused on creating “World Class” wine in Mexico, resulting in premium bottles of wine that validate their efforts. Rognato is a partnership of Anthony Escalante and Rogelio Sanchez del Palacio, Vinisterra is a partnership between Christoph Gartner and Guillermo Rodriguez.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Discover the Mexican wineries on Facebook

Many mexican wineries are on Facebook nowadays. Here are some examples.

La Cetto:

Latest publication:
Baja California's Valle de Guadalupe, experience the fruits of founder Don Angelo's Cetto hard work, sacrifice, and dreams!

Monte Xanic:

Latest publication: "Un vaso de vino en el momento oportuno vale más que todas las riquezas de la tierra."
-Gustav Mahler

Adobe Guadalupe:

Visit also our pages (in Spanish) on Facebook:
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