Mexico is one of the Latin American countries that are on the radar of the best wine producers. The work of Mexican wineries is getting better every day; from Queretaro, Durango, San Luis Potosi, Zacatecas, Sonora, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Puebla, and Baja California arise incredible grapes to produce delicious and...
MEXICAN DRINKS: DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES
The hot season is just around the corner, and it is common that during this period our body is prone to suffer discomfort from high ambient temperatures. To avoid health problems, body fluids lost through sweat, urine, and breathing must be replaced. And one strategy that is useful to stay well hydrated, considering good nutrition, is to know the...
The Mexican wine industry is suffering the ravages of the pandemic as its sales fell not only due to the closure of wineries, but also by the cancellation of wine tourism events, however, producers found a way to avoid a greater impact through e-commerce.
Pulque tells a story that is much older and more complex than that of its cousin liqueurs, which today is ignored and retains traces of social and cultural disrepute, the product of black legends that must be reversed in order to place it on the list of original national drinks.
No more arguing about which is the best tequila in the world. The most recent edition of the World Tequila Awards 2020 has already given its answer: the event that takes place every year selects the best of this internationally recognized beverage category in four categories: White, Reposado, Añejo, and Extra Añejo.
The first drink of a mezcal glass usually evokes, for those who know a little about the subject, the agave landscape of a region in a state like Oaxaca, Guerrero, Guanajuato, Michoacán, etc. Some people also think about the palenque or factory where the boiled maguey was processed to ferment it in wooden barrels and later distill the must, but...
The traditional fermented drinks that are still produced in Mexico and are generally characterized as follows: they are ancestral processes (before and after the Spanish conquest), they use different substrates of vegetable origin, they normally use rustic and traditional methods in which uncontrolled spontaneous fermentations occur, they are...
The pleasure generated by a cup of steaming coffee is indescribable. At any time of the day, coffee, whether at home or at the office, enlivens the sensations and keeps us alert.
Mezcal has become the new emblem of Mexico. Its elaboration is an expression of the tradition and culture transmitted by generations of master mezcaleros, turning this distillate into a complex and extremely captivating drink.
Raicilla is a strong drink that could pass for a cousin to mescal and tequila. Its preparation is handmade and originated in the west of Jalisco. It began to be produced in 1600 at the same time as the mining boom in the area and its popularity is increasing.
Drinks with a Mexican flavor
In Mexico, there is a vast legacy in the production and consumption of traditional beverages, some of which have even millennia of use among the cultures that preceded ours.
There is evidence of the formation of a "maguey culture", which has inherited for centuries the use of its fermented sap for the preparation of pulque drink, as well as in the cooking and distillation of the alcohol of the pineapple of some agaves, which have given the varieties of regional distillates of mezcal and tequila, representatives of the Mexican in the world.
There are other products with centuries-old roots associated with a ritual purpose, such as the indigenous drink of chocolate, which became popular in colonial times and is now a flourishing industry in the world.
The introduction of the Mediterranean vine, for the production of wine, is a Spanish heritage that has been welcomed as part of a national industry that aims to find out how to savor and combine its products with a good meal.