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Mexican Wine

 

The history of Mexican wine production begins in the 1500s, when Hernan Cortes and his conquistadors exhausted their supply of wine while overthrowing the Aztecs. He ordered the colonists to plant 1000 grapevines for every 100 native “employees.” (Needless to say, “that mensch” is not something you hear people say about Cortes.) The Spanish conquistadors had vines brought over for religious mass, and more likely, wash down their food. With failed attempts to grow grapes in the more tropical regions of Mexico, the first grapes, known as Criolla (the mission grape of California and the Pais grape of Chile), were successfully planted in the Parras Valley of Coahuila. Growing in Puebla and Zacatecas soon followed. The first Mexican wine estate, Casa Madero, was founded in 1597 by Lorenzo Garcia in Santa Maria de los Parras in Coahuila and still exists.
 
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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Baron Balch'e

    Barón Balché is a symbol of Nobility. The Mission of the Barón Balché Vineyard is to produce the ...

  • Casa Madero

    Casa Madero is the first official wine estate in Mexico, founded in 1597 by Don Lorenzo de Garc...

  • Tularosa Vineyards

    David Wickham, owner of theTularosa Vineyards Winery, is a native of Watkins Glen, New York. His ...

  • L.A. Cetto

    Vinos Cetto bajo la tutela y dirección de Don Luis Agustín Cetto, en 1963, da paso a una trans...

  • 1921 Tequila

    We use the highest quality Agave in the production of our Tequila. Cultivated in the red soils of...

  • Asombroso Tequila

    The recipe for the original tequila, AsomBroso, dates to the time the first agave heart was cooke...

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Mexico on Snooth

  • "I live in México, and have widely varying temperatures, there are ... ...  And which part of Mexico?Great pictures not only of your original project, but of the cellar, too. The cellar looks cool, and a great place not only to store wines, but to enjoy them, as well. I like your slice-of-barrel-in-the-wall decorative touch. Were you at all t... Read More

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  • Marqués del Valle Cabernet-Malbec 2008

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    Wine review by mark


  • Gruet Brut Rose New Mexico 2013

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    Very very good rose from Gruet which is located just outside of Albuquerque. IMO this bottle outperforms many higher dollar quaffs. A very smooth and yeasty flavor, with notes of lemon and cream. Not too robust bubbles. Crisp and well balanced acidity. Read More

    Wine review by pboss


  • D'Poncelis 2010

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    DPoncelis 2010 es un vino elaborado por los Sommeliers Pedro Poncelis Jr y Don Pedro Poncelis Brambila.Su Pasión por el vino los ha llevado a trabajar en el desarrollo de un proyecto enologico que pretende interpretar a su modo y estilo lo que a ellos mas les gusta del Vino y en especial del Vino Mexicano.Baja California fue el lugar elegido par... Read More

    Wine review by poncelis


  • Santo Tomas Barbera 2010

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    Love the 2010, just started getting into reds and can only recommend this to anyone wanting a spicy/sweet, extremely smooth wine. Read More

    Wine review by Tumanator


  • Tequila Ocho Anejo Los Corrales 2010

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  • Tequila Ocho Anejo Los Corrales 2009

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  • Taos Lightning Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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    A good value Bourbon that I always look for when visiting New Mexico. Very smooth and great for sipping. Read More

    Wine review by Purplenose


  • Taos Lightning Single Barrel Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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  • Can't be for comfort, I'm guessing. I wore a mexican wrestling mask I purchased in Mexico a few years ago, as part of a last minute costume. I still remember how uncomfortable it was. Also, I was surprised at how truly bizarre/crazy I looked in the pictures that were taken.  Lucha sports a mask better than I do. :)I'll come back and post about a... Read More

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