Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Eco Friendly Jute Wine Bags from India

We are pleased to introduce oursleves as Manufacturer Exporters of Eco Friendly Jute Shopping Bags , Jute Wine Bags etc from India.

Please find herewith our catalogue displaying few images of Jute Wine Bags.

Our mission and mantra is to design, produce and sell stunning wholesale Jute Wine Bags and accessories unlike any others. Our style, quality, service, price and packaging are our point of difference from others.

If interested we can send you our scanned catalogue through e-mail and samples are provided on request.

We hope that we both can be good partners in the business and look forward to your favourable reply at your earliest.Best Regards,Vishal Saraogi
Vijay International
10, Narayan Prasad Babu lane, 1st Floor
Kolkata - 700007, India
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Monday, October 30, 2006

Visit the wine country of Baja California

Visit the wine country of Baja California with the wine writer for The Baja Times and the former manager of a Napa Valley winery.
Private and motor coach tours are availalble for intimate tastings at four wineries, lunch, and detailed history of the region. Tours focus on meeting winemakers, barrel tastings, artisan wines, new releases and hidden treasures.

Contact: Steve Dryden
E-mail: sbdryden@hotmail.com
Phone: (619) 300-4976 US or (646) 118-9801 MX

Friday, October 20, 2006

Wines from Zacatecas

The Zacatecas' very low annual rainfall means that irrigation is essential in this area as it is in the rest of Mexico. The vine varieties planted include a range of European red varieties (e.g., Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot) supplemented by those more common to California (e.g., Zinfandel) as well as American hybrids such as Black Spanish and Lenoir.

The historic Mission grape, planted by Spanish settlers, has all but disappeared. A range of white wine grapes are also grown.

More information, here: http://www.mexicanwines.homestead.com/REGIONCenter.html

Friday, October 13, 2006

A revolution ferments in Mexico: Winemaking

You can count on south-of-the-border spirits to be flowing this Friday, Cinco de Mayo. Mexican beer. Tequila. How about wine? Mexico? Wine? It's no joke.

Last fall, accompanied by Maria Romero of the Baja California Tourist Bureau, I toured the area's principal vineyards. About 90 percent of all Mexican wine, I learned, is grown about 30 miles inland from Ensenada, on the Pacific Ocean Baja coast. There, serious winemakers have been zeroing in on one particular stretch, the dry, rocky Guadalupe Valley, which benefits from the temperate climate generated by ocean breezes gliding over the hills.

Nobody is confusing the Guadalupe Valley with Bordeaux or Napa, at least not yet. But entrepreneurs are investing millions of dollars to put the region on the world wine map."It's the Napa Valley 100 years ago," enthuses Steve Dryden, a wine and travel writer who lives there. The growing wine industry, he says, is "Mexico's secret revolution."

The Spanish conquistadores brought winemaking to Mexico, planting vineyards as soon as they got a foothold. (Cortés and his men drank their supply of Spanish wine celebrating the defeat of the Aztecs.) But in 1699, Spain, fearful of New World competition, put an end to commercial Mexican wineries.

Continued here: http://www.azcentral.com/home/wine/articles/0503wine0503.html

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Wines of Baja California: Touring and Tasting Mexico’s Undiscovered

The first comprehensive book on Mexican wines published in English. This modern account starts with a preface by Dimitri Tchelistcheff, former Technical Director at Bodegas Santo Tomás—oldest winery in Baja California, and a historical prologue by Dr. Enrique Ferro, whose father was the first Manager at Santo Tomás.

Each winery is described by location, contacts, size, production, and winemaker’s name. Winery history, winemaker notes, and vineyard-fermentation techniques follow. Tasting notes and suggested foods for currents wines are included.

Sections on Wine-Related Terms, Grapes of Baja, Wine Festivals and Events as well as information on where to eat, rest, and read more about this exciting region will assist the visitor. Included are a brief history of winemaking in Mexico, from the shocked Cortés, “No Rioja?” to the dauntless missionaries and the mysterious Mission grape. Directions, travel tips and special attractions make this book ideal for the wine enthusiast and the armchair traveler.

Wine Appreciation Guild, ISBN: 1-891267-65-5, Paperback