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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  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Merlot

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

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  • Santa Fe Vineyards

    "All our wine labels are from original paintings by Amado Peña" We have recently partnered with ...

  • Casa de Piedra

    This project was born with the desire to produce an excellent wine for the enjoyment of the group...

  • Milagro Vineyards

    Milagro Vineyards and Winery strives to make fine wine, starting in the Vineyard by raising the f...

  • Asombroso Tequila

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

  • 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...

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  • Casa Rondena Viognier 2014

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    Another home grown from Casa Rondena. A creamy viscous looking gold in the glass. Opens with a herbaceous, yeasty, pear; then more unripe pear; ending with apricot and pear. Medium body in the mouth, small legs, and very tart with high acidity. Some of the pear carries over to the palate, but with tart kiwi and cranberry and a pleasant mineralit... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Casa Rondena Meritage 2012

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    From a local Winery...as opposed to other wines of this relatively old age, still a bit young in the bottle.Brown Ruby Red semi-opaque in the glass with little legs. Opens with milk chocolate plum mousse; then off to cherry rhubarb; finally a bit of raisin honey.Not much of this carries over to the palate. Medium full in the mouth with mineralit... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • here's also some decent stuff from New Mexico of all places. GregT - I am assuming you are talking about Gruet.  They make a real nice sparkling wine.  And (what else could you expect) the family immigrated here from France...That Gruet is very decent.  I was surprised by that for the price.  I would recommend that for your selection, Joe.  Read More

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  • There's also some decent stuff from New Mexico of all places. GregT - I am assuming you are talking about Gruet.  They make a real nice sparkling wine.  And (what else could you expect) the family immigrated here from France...Treveri Cellars in Yakima makes some real nice sparklers.  All come in under the $20 price point.In addition to Ch. Ste.... Read More

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  • I used to hate California bubbles (if I could have afforded Schramsberg back ... some decent stuff from New Mexico of all places.&nbs Read More

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  • Going back to the Lingcod story I hinted at in the other thread, here's how ... BC, Alaska, and down to Baja Mexico, though a few are caught throughout the CA coast and Pacific Northwest. So anyway, I was predictably stoked when my friend let me know he had some fresh Lingcod for me, fresh off a trip to Baja...forgot the name of the fishing tow... Read More

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  • While looking at the NYTimes food section, I saw a piece for this book by ... ... ... one of their books in Mexico recently, and used them when I hitched across Canada in 1990.  Not sure how deep their expertise is in this area.  I looked through the table of contents and it's fairly basic:  Major wine areas in most countries associated with ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Or Maybe It's Wine Book Reviews?


  • Greetings, Im a wine drinker from El Paso, Texas. Industry is government with a ... festivals in southern New Mexico. I guess all this makes me a novice.   Hope everyone has a great holiday.&nbs Read More

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  • And if you will permit me a tiny bit of thread drift: While we were in Mexico, almost everyone we met from an English speaking country was from British Columbia, including a few from around Lake Okanagan.  Turns out that WestJet flies from Calgary right to Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo airport. Smart move when the days are 6 hours long and the temp is hitt... Read More

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