Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Baja Wines: Using a Unique Business Model to Bring Mexican Wines to US consumers

Anyone who has had the privilege of trying Mexican wines can tell you that they are fantastic. The Valle of Guadalupe, just outside of Ensenada in Baja California is home to some of Mexico’s premiere wineries. Every year in September, the Association of Viniculture organizes “Fiestas de la Vendemia”, a month long festival promoting wines from the region. Unfortunately, many of these boutique wineries do not receive the exposure or the distribution that they deserve. The problem has been getting these wines into the hands of consumers on the other side of the border without charging exorbitant import and distribution fees.

Interested ? The article continues here.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Last Saturday our friends Carlos and Daniela had us over for dinner. After we’d finished Carlos’s sublime lime-cucumber-mint-tequila cocktail, and a bottle of muy suave Mexican Sauvignon Blanc, I started hollering about how difficult it is to find great Mexican wine in the stores here.
“You go to a restaurant and have an amazing bottle, and then you leave and you can never find it again. You can’t find it anywhere!” I said. “You can’t find it anywhere!” (Did I mention that you can’t find it anywhere? God. This is when I should probably have stopped drinking wine, and I did, but then we switched to mescal. And then tequila. Eeek.)
Don’t get me wrong: You can find Mexican wine in Mexico City. It’s just very hard to find the smaller, less-commercialized varieties. Near Reforma where I live, the supermarket sells a handful of big-label brands for around $15 to $35 USD each. La Naval, a high-end liquor store and gourmet deli in Condesa, has a larger selection, but they still tend to concentrate on the Big Mexican Heavies: L.A. Cetto, Domecq, Monte Xanic, Santo Tomás.
Interested? Continue reading the article here.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mexico: Our wines as good as yours

I get what seems to be an endless stream of email pronouncements from the press office of Mexico’s Congress. Most I simply delete with barely a glance. But occasionally one catches my eye.
Yesterday, one came over the transom with this headline:
Mexican wines are of equal or greater quality than imports: Deputy Vega Delamadrid

Read more: http://blogs.mcclatchydc.com/mexico/2011/11/mexico-our-wines-as-good-as-yours.html#ixzz1eMORHcN9

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Where can you buy Mexican wine ?

Where can you buy Mexican wine in Mexico and in the US ? How to buy
these wines on the Internet ? Look hereafter for interesting addresses:
Wines from Casa de PiedraBuy through the Internet here: http://www.vinoscasadepiedra.com/
Winery Monte XanicBuy through the Internet here:http://www.montexanic.com.mx
Wines from the winery Chateau CamouHere you can find them:
Want to Buy Chateau Camou wines in the USA ?
Here are some addresses.
More information here: http://mexicanwines.homestead.com/BuyMexicanWines.html

Friday, November 04, 2011

Discover the seven states in Mexico where the grapes are grown in significant quantities.

These are
- Baja California, Sonora (Wine region North)
- Coahuila and Durango, which together form the area of vineyards known as La Laguna (the lake)
- Zacatecas, Aguascalientes and Queretaro (Wine region Center).

More details here: http://mexicanwines.homestead.com/REGIONS.html