When most people think of Mexico, they think of Tequila, Margaritas and Coronas, but winemakers in regions like Baja California, Coahuila and Durango have been putting Mexican wines on the map with some exceptional vintages.
Though the history of winemaking in Mexico dates back to the 16th century with the arrival of the Spaniards, it has only been in the past few decades that wineries have honed their craft and the demand for Mexican wines, both in Mexico and internationally, has boomed.
But for those new to Mexican wines, it can be difficult to differentiate the best bottles and grapes. Two local sommeliers, Vanusa Forster (originally of Brazil) and Natalia Villa-Lobos (of Mexico) offer you a unique guided experience into Mexican wines with Uncork Mexico.
With a new storefront located at Matamoros 425-A in downtown Puerto Vallarta, they carry a wide selection of Mexican wines of every variety and a nice selection of artisan cheeses. Vanusa and Natalia will help guide you in finding your perfect wine to take home or you can attend one of their very popular wine tasting events held every week with different themes (whites, reds, sparkling, etc.) that are paired with fine cheeses, fruits or chocolates. Uncork Mexico can also offer private tastings in the comfort of your Pinnacle Resorts vacation rental for a more personal experience and they offer free wine delivery service from their website.
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