Jesica and I having been mulling over a new tour lately, and we’re both pretty excited about it.
It’s a preview of some of Mexico’s best-known alcoholic beverages: mescal (a distilled spirit made from the agave plant); pulque (the fermented juice of the maguey plant); tequila (a distilled spirit made from blue agave) and, lastly, Mexican wine.
Few people outside Mexico realize that Mexico does indeed produce wine, and a good amount of it. Currently Mexican wine-makers manufacture more than 300 labels, and Mexican wines have won more than 450 medals in contests around the world.
A few weeks ago, we did a test-run for our new Pulque, Mezcal, Tequila & Wine tour. (That’s the tentative name we’re using.) It was lots of fun. Our first stop was the El Encrucijada wine bar in Condesa, where the owner had set out three great wines for us to try: an Entretanto Carignan Syrah from Aguascalientes, a Miguel Tempranillo Cabernet from Adobe Guadalupe outside Ensenada, and an award-winning Santo Tomás Merlot, also from Ensenada.
As we sipped, we talked about the long history of wine-making in Mexico and where wine is principally grown here. I won’t get into too much further detail, but suffice to say everyone had a great time. (If you want to know more, we humbly ask you to book the tour, once we get the details up on the website. Or you can organize a tasting with us.)
Here are a few more pictures from the event. And a question for you: Do you enjoy Mexican wine? If so, what’s your favorite variety?
- To read more about popular, low-cost Mexican wines in Spanish, check out wine mag Vinísfera’s recent article: “Cuál es tu ‘vino de diario’ favorito?”
- To book a tour with us, fill out the form on our Contact page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- More details — including the price of our pulque, mescal, tequila & wine tour — will be coming soon!