Friday, February 18, 2011

Discover wines from Mexico


Wine From Mexico meaning Mexican wine and wine making began with the Spanish, who brought vines here from Europe. They found that grapevines did very well in the colony of New Spain (Mexico) and by the 17th century wine exports from Spain to the New World fell. In 1699, Charles II of Spain prohibited wine making in Mexico, with the exception of wine for Church purposes.[1] From then until Mexico’s Independence, wine was produced here only on a small scale.[2] After Independence, wine making for normal purposes was no longer prohibited and production rose, especially in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. However, the Mexican Revolution set back wine production, especially in the north of the country.[3] Wine production here has been rising in both quantity and quality since the 1980s although competition from foreign wines and 40% tax on the product makes competing difficult within Mexico.

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