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Casa de Piedra has a building, that has not only a home warmth, it has also the enologic sensitiveness and the technology needed to give the wine the taste of the terroir.
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Thursday, December 02, 2010
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
SouthwestWines: Inspired Mexican Wines are Now Being Served in Las Vegas http://dld.bz/3uxX
AwsmPackaging: Cool Mexican wines http://ow.ly/2WFx2 #packaging #design #wine
BajaVino: We're filming "The Grapevine" TV Show at the Wynn in Vegas, Chef Alex is the star, will pour Mexican wines: www.bajawineandcuisine.com
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
As usual in Mexico, we are so glad we said yes.
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Fine Mexican Wines at Adobe Guadalupe Vineyards and Inn
Tru and Don Miller were the first major California investors in Mexico's premier wine country, located in the Valle de Guadalupe of northwestern Baja ...
Sunday, September 12, 2010
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Saturday, September 11, 2010
The other day I had the opportunity to taste what was in effect the first introduction of Mexican wines to India at the residence of Ambassador Jaime Nualart of Mexico. And if these examples are anything to go by, I hope we'll see more of them in future, says Reva K. Singh.
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Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
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I have been in the wine business for 30 years and I have started my own Importing Company. I am requesting information regarding the potential of importing Mexican Wines into Northeast US. Would you please send all information that might beneficial to that goal?
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
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Monday, July 12, 2010
This year the popular Guateque artisan wine exposition was held at Bibayoff winery in Valle de Guadalupe. The “stars” were the handcrafted, artisan wines created by a diverse collection of passionate people who have recently embraced the art of making wine. Some of these “rising stars” are self-taught, many are graduates of our local wine school at La Escuelita, with a few certified by the new wine making program at UABC in Ensenada. Winemakers at all levels of accomplishment in Mexico are blessed with ripe fruit of superior quality, giving them an important element needed to create high quality wine. The task is to take this “treasured juice” and implement artisan techniques to make drinkable wine. Lately, it seems most folks are getting good with the art form of making good wine from great fruit.
Sometimes it’s hard to get serious and “go to work” at these events, especially after a plate of seafood paella and a few glasses of wine. Despite that, I didn’t come across any wine that wasn’t drinkable, in reality most were emerging in quality from better than average to very good. One outstanding wine comes from Encino or Jorge Cortés of Rancho Cortés. His 2009 Tempranillo is excellent with a nose of plums, black and red cherries flavors, soft and balanced, with hints of vanilla. A little time in the bottle will make this a superb example of what artisan winemakers in Mexico can achieve. Samples of his 2007 Tempranillo simply explains to your palate why Tempranillo is becoming a “star” varietal in Baja California. Jorge has stood out in past events for his high quality handcrafted wines, most likely he’ll go on to become another “star” among Mexico’s best winemakers. In addition, his family produces superior cheese and olive oil in Valle de Guadalupe. Another popular wine and beer maker is handcrafted by Almixia. His passion for producing a diversity of quality products is amazing. Almixia 2008 Grenache shows great promise, nose of sweet, lush cherry with black raspberry, followed by the same flavors ending with an elegant finish. 2009 Almixia in a remarkable blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Tempranillo and Zinfandel.
Several good wines were found in “bottled treasures of delight” from: a delicious 2007 Petite Sirah from Terra Nostra, a “sweet” Zinfandel from Temptation, a full-flavored 2009 Tempranillo from Aledu with smokey notes, and racy tannins, a nice 2009 Cabernet/Petite Sirah blend from Vino Sant Jordi, aka: Vinicola Parres. Winemaker Laura Chanes has another winner with her newest 2009 Algo Petite Sirah, spicy fruit flavors, black cherry with hints of caramel and vanilla, aged in toasted French oak barrels for eight months. Paulette 2009, a wonderful !00% Cabernet Sauvignon, fruit forward with hints of cocoa followed by soft tannins. I also enjoyed the wine from Plata .925, a blend of Zinfandel 33% and Tempranillo 67%. In addition, I was impressed with Tardio 2008 Merlot and wine from Vayu 69. Finally, on my way out the door, I tasted two delightful wines from Abel Bibayoff and an awesome Tempranillo from Eva Cotero Altamirano of Tres Mujeres winery. I do want to mention a newcomer to the Baja California wine scene, Madera 5. Their 2008 Tempranillo/Cabernet blend is a palate pleasing wine of good balance with lots of depth and character. The Tempranillo comes from old vines in Valle de San Vicente adding some structure and complex flavors. This blend was aged for ten months in new American and French oak barrels. Madera 5 is one of those wineries that you might want to follow as they continue to improve and evolve with each vintage.
Guateque 2010 presented a collection of handcrafted wines that further illustrates the vastly improving quality of wines coming from Baja California. Zinfandel,Tempranillo, Nebbiolo, Carignan and Petite Sirah appear to be gaining popularity with winemakers and growers as well. Furthermore, the quality of local Cabernet and Merlot continues to improve with intensive vineyard management, the use of new technology, and the creative skills of innovative winemakers.
Serious wine lovers from around the world are now discovering Mexico’s premium wines, so it might be time to fill your cellar with your favorite local wines while you can still find them. Hopefully, the rest of the world won’t discover that Ensenada has become the Wine and Food capital of Mexico. Due to the proximity of the wine country from Ensenada, our chefs have established personal relationships with winemakers and wineries, tasting the available wine inventory daily, while perfecting their skills at matching regional culinary delights with our best wines.
Now that our well-kept secrets are out, let’s hope that the US finishes their border wall, before we’re invaded with wine fanatics and food junkies craving our best wine and gourmet cuisine. Thankfully for us locals, foreigners are only allowed to take one liter of Mexican wine across the border into the US. Otherwise, we may have to call out the troops, check papers of suspected wine drinkers (possibly using profiling techniques) to stop the illegal smuggling of our best wines:)
Steve Dryden is a wine, food and travel writer living in Mexico’s wine country where he guides small group wine tours. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org. To find detailed information about Baja wine and gourmet food, please visit: www.bajawineandcuisine.com
Sunday, June 27, 2010
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Of course, one must admit that wine is a drink of Mexican origin since it was not until the 16th century that the Spanish brought with him.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Freixenet of Mexico has two lines of product: Frothy Wine, which is 80 % of the total production and 20% remaining are wines of table.
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.
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Thursday, April 29, 2010
|Bonus Rains could mean a Banner Year for Mexican Wines|
The 2010 vintage is off and running with a large dose of rain soaking the soil in vineyards across Baja California, Mexico; and the above average rainfall ...
Sunday, April 25, 2010
LA Cetto available in the USA and winning gold medal.
Details here: http://bit.ly/9mXHZA
Monday, April 19, 2010
I was looking for information on L.A. Cetto Winery, which is in the Guadalupe area.
My husband and I visited the winery a few years ago, and bought some wine, but we really fell in love with the olive oil that they sell there. I live in Southern California, but due to all the security issues with American tourists, I can not travel back to purchase more. I was wondering if you know of a place I can buy it from on the web, or another way to get some.
Thank you for your time,
Monday, March 22, 2010
|Mexican Wines, Baja California (Mexico)|
|Mexican wines - Baja California|
Thursday, March 18, 2010
2007 Adobe Guadalupe Uriel Rosé
Grapes used: Tempranillo, Barbera, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Muscat in the blend in order of proportion.
Is this Rosé or Chianti?!? form mt:asset-id="512" class="mt-enclosure mt-enclosure-image" style="display: inline;">It is fruity, floral, rich and masculine as rose's go. One of the most appealing pinkies tasted this summer.
200 cases made.
11.1% Vol Alc
Adobe Guadalupe is a working winery, plus a bed and breakfast with six guest rooms. We are located in the Guadalupe Valley near Ensenada, Baja California. The successful wineries in the Guadalupe Valley today continue the tradition begun by the Russian immigrants who, arriving with their vine cuttings in 1904, planted the valley's first vineyards.
The Guadalupe Valley is about two-thirds the size of Napa Valley and weather conditions there are quite similar to those
More details here: http://www.adobeguadalupe.com/en/adobe_about_en.html
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Baja Mexico Winery Guide, Wine Tours, Pictures & Information
Monte Xanic - We include this Spanish-only site because it's a winery that you
will hear about if you look anywhere for Mexican wines. If you don't habla, ...
Do you have any idea of how much wine was produced in México in 2009 (or 2008)?
Also, I see the Censo Agropecuario is out but it doesn't give much infomation on grapes (just hectares and production by leading states). Do you know of anyone who has a list of the major wine, table and raisin grapes and the number of hectares planted to each? Thank you.
Patrick W Fegan, Director
CHICAGO WINE SCHOOL
1942 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60608
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Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Examiner.com - USA
And Mexican wines get better with each vintage. LA Cetto Wines, Latin America's largest wine producer, has received numerous gold medals this year, ...
Monday, February 08, 2010
| Drinking Mexican Wine with the Locals in My Secret Idaho|
Mexidata.info - San Diego,CA,USA
Mexican wines are emerging in quality and production, but they have a good market in Mexico due to their popularity, and a large demand with a short supply. ...
Sunday, February 07, 2010
| Vinífera, a Good Place to Start your Wine Tour of Mexico 'Vino ...|
Mexidata.info - San Diego,CA,USA
If you're lucky enough to catch Juan Carlos with a free minute he'll be glad to share his passion and love for Mexican wines with you. He's busy now, ...
Saturday, February 06, 2010
| J.S.Zolliker » Blog Archives » Mexican Wines: Freixenet; Spanish ...|
This makes the production much more complicated and gives it some qualities that make it really different than other Mexican wines, if we could relate this ...
| The Essential Valle de Guadalupe food and wine! - Mexico - Chowhound|
In Polanco, it's about the boutique and cult Mexican wines. ... Baja makes different wines, the best Mexican wines, but you have to drink the right ones to ...
| Mexican wine visits Bay Area|
The great interest in Mexican wines among Bay Area people is probably not enough for the wineries to work through government regulations and expand their ...
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Also, I am a certified sommelier so I would love to try some seldom exported Mexican wines. Any advice on a knowledgeable wine shop in the Cabo area? ...
| Mexican Wine Experiences|
Experience six exclusive hand-picked wines and be inspired with the textures, aromas and flavors of the finest boutique Mexican wines. ...
Friday, February 05, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
En las instalaciones minimalistas del Hotel Distrito Capital en la zona de corporativos de Santa Fe al poniente de la Ciudad de México, se llevó a cabo el pasado 24 de Noviembre un encuentro directo entre consumidores y los productores de vino, en el que nosotros los enófilos, tuvimos el privilegio de conocer una amplia variedad de vinos mexicanos servidos de mano de sus creadores en el evento Viticultura Unida 2009 (VTU).
En esta ocasión Hugo D’Acosta, el Dr. Pau Pijoan, Juan Carlos Bravo, Trinidad Jiménez, Joaquin Prieto y Alvaro Ptanick compartieron con el público seis interesantísimas pláticas sobre diversos temas relacionados con la producción de vino en los estados de Baja California, Aguascalientes y Zacatecas, además de contar con diversos stands de las bodegas que forman parte de VTU, en los que el público podía degustar sus vinos. Fue una experiencia muy rica en información, con charlas con los productores y los enólogos que se dieron cita en el evento como Christoph Gaertner y Daniel Lonnberg, de las bodegas Vinisterra y Casa de Piedra respectivamente.
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Another year, another tasting. Last Wednesday, while most people left their desks before dark, I braved the snow and pigeon-stepped my way to Wahaca in Westfield.
Bibendum were hosting a Mexican food and wine dinner to showcase the wines of Hugo D'Acosta, the Robert Mondavi of Mexico.
Mexico City born D'Acosta, who trained in Bordeaux, owns four wineries in the Guadalupe Valley and consults for a number of others in the region. Widely considered the best winemaker in the country, his influence is almost Kurtz-like.
Article continues here: http://finewineandthecity.blogspot.com/2010/01/hugo-dacosta-mexican-mondavi.html
Friday, January 08, 2010
'Vino-Tourism' by Steve Dryden
Peter Mondavi, Jr., was in San Diego in November for the Sixth Annual San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival, where I presented him with a bottle of L.A. Cetto’s 2004 Nebbiolo from Baja California, Mexico. Peter is the son of Peter Mondavi, and the nephew of Robert Mondavi.
The parents of Peter senior and Robert (Rosa and Cesare Mondavi) purchased Napa Valley’s first winery, Charles Krug Winery, in 1943.
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