About Mexican Wines

In the last 15 years, our country has earned over 350 international awards that guarantee their quality level mundial. Hace some years, the very idea that in our country produce wine and, above all, quality sounded like an illusion by other naive, under which always considered Mexico essentially producer and consumer of beer and tequila. of course, we must admit that wine is not a drink of Mexican origin since it was not until the 16th century that the Spanish it brought. in 1524, Hernán Cortés, as first captain general and governor of New Spain ordered the settlers to plant vines per 100 thousand Indians who have at their service.

However, in 1595, Philip II, king of Spain, issued a royal decree banning the production of wine in our country, ordering destroy the existing vineyards, because the quality and quantity is then produced, threatened commercial interests, both Spanish producers and distributors. Wine production remained limited and almost exclusively ecclesiastical environment. During the following years, national internal conflicts, first independence movement and later the Mexican Revolution deeply affected agricultural production throughout the country. In the early the fifties of the 20th Century, the wine begins to be again significantly in various parts of the country, beginning to emerge in the sixties and seventies to position more established and depth from the eighties decade in which the Mexican wine acquires great relevance, as

During the following years, national internal conflicts, first independence movement and later the Mexican Revolution deeply affected agricultural production throughout the country. In the early the fifties of the 20th Century, the wine begins to be again significantly in various parts of the country, beginning to emerge in the sixties and seventies to position more established and depth from the eighties decade in which the Mexican wine acquires great relevance, as a result of the interest of a good producer number established by several generations of winemakers and experts winemakers and a handful of people with tempers somewhat adventurous with novel ideas and expectations, which insisted that Mexico produced wines highest quality to compete with the best in the world.

Thus, within the now called New world wines from countries such as Australia, Chile, USA, South Africa, New Zealand and Argentina, Mexico enters the stage and start participating and stand out in the best competitions in the world: the Chardonnay du Monde in France, Expovina Switzerland, Intervin International Award US Monde Selection of Spain, Monde Selection of England, Challenger International du Vin de France, Vinandino of Argentina, world Concours de Bruxelles and Wines of the Americas. So far in almost 15 years, Mexico has won more than 350 awards and free of bias.

Thus, within the now called New world wines from countries such as Australia, Chile, USA, South Africa, New Zealand and Argentina, Mexico enters the stage and start participating and stand out in the best competitions in the world: the Chardonnay du Monde in France, Expovina Switzerland, Intervin International Award US Monde Selection of Spain, Monde Selection of England, Challenger International du Vin de France, Vinandino of Argentina, world Concours de Bruxelles and Wines of the Americas. So far in almost 15 years, Mexico has won more than 350 awards and free of bias and that international recognition paradigms, guarantee the quality of Mexican wine World. In addition, different national wineries export their products to almost 30 countries. Currently, the Mexican industry offers 200 different types of wine, including red, white, rosé and sparkling wines, made with the latest technology and the expert hand of professional oenologists . different varieties of vinifera grape vinifera cultivated in wine – growing areas registered in Mexico, (Baja California, Coahuila Queretaro, Zacatecas Aguascalientes), and the European Community and other parts of the world. Although the average annual consumption in Mexico is 350 milliliters per capita, still very small in comparison with other countries, the increase in recent years allows an optimistic view on the one hand, because in some areas identified as the beaches and other major cities, consumption reaches 8 liters per capita, and secondly, because the market is currently adding two key segments:. the women and youth This effort

In addition, different national wineries export their products to almost 30 countries. Currently, the Mexican industry offers 200 different types of wine, including red, white, rosé and sparkling wines, made with the latest technology and the expert hand of professional oenologists . different varieties of vinifera grape vinifera cultivated in wine – growing areas registered in Mexico, (Baja California, Coahuila Queretaro, Zacatecas Aguascalientes), and the European Community and other parts of the world. Although the average annual consumption in Mexico is 350 milliliters per capita, still very small in comparison with other countries, the increase in recent years allows an optimistic view on the one hand, because in some areas identified as the beaches and other major cities, consumption reaches 8 liters per capita, and secondly, because the market is currently adding two key segments:. the women and youth This effort

Currently, the Mexican industry offers 200 different types of wine, including red, white, rosé and sparkling wines, made with the latest technology and the expert hand of professional oenologists . different varieties of vinifera grape vinifera cultivated in wine – growing areas registered in Mexico, (Baja California, Coahuila Queretaro, Zacatecas Aguascalientes), and the European Community and other parts of the world. Although the average annual consumption in Mexico is 350 milliliters per capita, still very small in comparison with other countries, the increase in recent years allows an optimistic view on the one hand, because in some areas identified as the beaches and other major cities, consumption reaches 8 liters per capita, and secondly, because the market is currently adding two key segments:. the women and youth This effort is the result of a huge interest in wine culture and the work of producers and traders to strengthen and provide an important consumer of Mexican wine. Effort Wine Industry, motivated by the need for a body to represent their interests before local, national and international public and private institutions, created in 1948, the National Association of Winemakers, AC This association brings together both grape growers in the country, as companies and organizations dedicated to

Effort Wine Industry, motivated by the need for a body to represent their interests before local, national and international public and private institutions, created in 1948, the National Association of Winemakers, AC This association brings together both grape growers in the country, as companies and organizations dedicated to process the same for obtaining derivatives, such as raisins, grape juice, and, of course, the splendid Mexican wines. its main functions are, among others , promoting the development of grape growing, grape industrialization and commercialization of the products obtained from them; also it represents the interests of the industry to authorities and public and private organizations, and acts as interlocutor with all matters of interest to the industry; also defends the interests of its members and seeks to promote the creation of oenological stations and other technical and practical to protect and improve the quality of wine products organizations. Since 1998, the wine market in Mexico had an average growth of 7 percent annual.However, in the last year, consumption increased up to 11 percent.

The goal, in the short Since 1998, the wine market in Mexico had an average growth of 7 percent annual. However, in the last year, consumption increased up to 11 percent. The goal, in the short term is to position in the domestic and international markets, with growth of 12 percent for the next three years. This growth obviously high, reached by multifactorial reasons: On the one hand, the synergy created the enormous interest by producers, traders and consumers worldwide with respect to wine and, mainly, in the case of our country, the implementation of the campaign of promotion and dissemination of Mexican wine, basically in the field of Public Relations . the wine market in Mexico has had profound changes, both nationally and internationally. Enological offer available to the consumer through different distribution channels and marketing has increased, with a presence in the market, 60 percent of products imported from many nationalities, with 40 percent of wines produced in Mexico . We reiterate our point of competition is not to the volume but the quality of our products, same as in principle is supported by the acceptance of our wines on the market that has more knowledge in the world in this regard, which is precisely the European countries. at the national level, the vast majority of supermarkets carry out direct imports, omitting some links in the marketing chain, enabling lower costs and represents an unfair competition for the Mexican wine, since among other things, it does not allow us to enter world markets under the same scheme. as for the competitiveness of our sector relative to the rest of the world, we must reiterate adverse situations such as, in the case of the countries of the European Union, the sensitive issue of subsidies, because as the 25 countries of the Union knows, usually the practice of subsidy, even openly. the European Union produces 36 billion liters of wine, with a . surplus production, while Mexico produces only 45 million liters of wine annually, including wine that is sold in bulk Brussels World Contest 2005: Gold Medals

Enological offer available to the consumer through different distribution channels and marketing has increased, with a presence in the market, 60 percent of products imported from many nationalities, with 40 percent of wines produced in Mexico . We reiterate our point of competition is not to the volume but the quality of our products, same as in principle is supported by the acceptance of our wines on the market that has more knowledge in the world in this regard, which is precisely the European countries. at the national level, the vast majority of supermarkets carry out direct imports, omitting some links in the marketing chain, enabling lower costs and represents an unfair competition for the Mexican wine, since among other things, it does not allow us to enter world markets under the same scheme. as for the competitiveness of our sector relative to the rest of the world, we must reiterate adverse situations such as, in the case of the countries of the European Union, the sensitive issue of subsidies, because as the 25 countries of the Union knows, usually the practice of subsidy, even openly. the European Union produces 36 billion liters of wine, with a . surplus production, while Mexico produces only 45 million liters of wine annually, including wine that is sold in bulk Brussels World Contest 2005: Gold Medals.

At El Maguey restaurants we serve the finest Mexican wines. For more information check out Bowling Green Menu and our Salem Menu