A local red wine takes on a couple of the world leaders.

A local red wine takes on a couple of the world leaders.

I had lunch at Terruño, the restaurant at local San Miguel winery, Tres Raíces, a few weeks ago. On my way out, I bought a bottle of one of their reds, their Tempranillo. It was a significant…no, make that very significant…purchase. It was the most...
Got a friend with a car? Tell them about Tres Raíces.

Got a friend with a car? Tell them about Tres Raíces.

I did a count today. There are now eleven wineries within an hour of San Miguel de Allende that welcome visitors. Five more if you add a few more minutes to the journey. Pick up a copy of the state government’s “Rutas del Vino de Guanajuato” and you might be tempted...
Can our local sparklers compete with a Spanish Cava?

Can our local sparklers compete with a Spanish Cava?

Underneath our staircase, you’ll find a wine rack and, in that wine rack, you’ll usually find it about half full of chubby bottles topped with foil and wire. These bottles contain Don Day’s Wife’s all-time, without-a-doubt, very best favorite beverage. Sparkling...
Three Mexicans I’m Missing.

Three Mexicans I’m Missing.

In Mexico, I drink a lot of Mexican wine. In Canada, where I’m holed up these days, I drink none. Not one single bottle. Despite what you may hear about the international success of Mexican wineries, there is only one winery that I know of who has distribution here,...
The March wine-pairing dinner takes us to Japan.

The March wine-pairing dinner takes us to Japan.

Our next San Miguel wine-pairing dinner will focus on some of Japan’s most celebrated dishes. Guest chef Satoru Takeda will join Chikatana chef Alejandra Landeros in creating four courses paired with local Mexican wines. ONE NIGHT IN TOKYO Yakigyoza Boiled and roasted...

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