Mexico, a new frontier for Italian wine?

¡Viva el México! Thank you to all the Mexico City wine professionals who came out to taste with me yesterday!

cathedral mexico cityA note to wine professionals: If you ever want to be the most popular table at a wine tasting, make sure you’re pouring Franciacorta!

Yesterday found me in Mexico City, pouring wine at the Gambero Rosso Top Italian Wines Road Show tasting for a Franciacorta Consortium member winery.

I was really impressed by the positive reception for the wines and the high caliber of wine professionals who tasted with me.

oscar st regis sommelier four seasonsBut the thing that really surprised me was how many of the attendees knew Franciacorta and its place in the panorama of sparkling wines from around the world.

Repeatedly, I had people come to my table and tell me that they loved Franciacorta and the overwhelming majority of wine professionals who tasted with me knew where and how the wines are made.

Oscar, the gentleman in the photo above, works as the wine director at the St. Regis Hotel on the Paseo de la Reforma — one of the city’s swankest neighborhoods.

He told me that as a rule, the St. Regis wine list features only Champagne and Franciacorta in its sparkling section. No Prosecco, for example, he told me.

Click here to continue reading my post today for Franciacorta, the Real Story.

One thought on “Mexico, a new frontier for Italian wine?

  1. This is good news! It only means that the wine industry is really growing so fast and every country will definitely benefit from it through export and impost process, as well as in the selling market value of different wines today.

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