The wines and brandies of Spain and Mexico
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The wines and brandies of Spain and Mexico by Jones, Stan

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Published by BarGuide Enterprises in Los Angeles, CA .
Written in English



  • Spain.,
  • Mexico.


  • Cookery, Spanish,
  • Cookery, Mexican,
  • Wine and wine making -- Spain,
  • Wine and wine making -- Mexico

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesStan Jones" the wines and brandies of Spain and Mexico.
Statementby Stan Jones.
LC ClassificationsTX723.5.S7 J66 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination191 p. :
Number of Pages191
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2875179M
ISBN 100918338050
LC Control Number84072489

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Considering the sub-title of this Book " A Beginner's Guide to the High-Value, World-Class Wines of Spain" It is missing any information on the Wine Growing region of the "Ribeira Sacra" (which roughly translates to "Sacred Riverbank") In Galicia North-West Spain. The Book only mentions the Rias Baixas which is located mainly on the Atlantic /5(20). Praise “Casas’s seminal The Foods and Wines of Spain features traditional dishes from even the most obscure Spanish villages and restaurants.” —Food & Wine “[The Foods and Wines of Spain] introduced many Americans to the cuisine that is only now getting its due.”—Los Angeles Times “For decades the only act in town if you wanted to know about authentic Spanish food.”. Spain is known around the world for its lengthy list of red wines (vinos tintos), different styles of white wines (vinos blancos) and sparkling wines (Cavas or Espumosos). Despite the fact that the most widely planted variety in the country is the white blending grape Airén, Spain is recognized internationally as home to some of the best red.   Mexico knows it produces quality wines, the same as California. And though the country may be better known for tequilla and mezcal, you can find elegant blends and sparkling wines that will impress you just as much as any Italian or Spanish wine. The next time you visit Mexico, ask for the wine list and check out the Mexican Wines list.

  The majority of grapes in this area are used for brandy production, but due to its location close to Mexico’s largest city, some fine wine can be found here as well. For example, Spain’s Freixenet (“freshen-nay”) has an outpost here called Cavas Freixenet, which is the largest producer and specializes in, of course, sparkling wine. Wines from Spain are mostly memorable offering a large selection of Reds, White and Rose wines, which thankfully, are mostly inexpensive for the quality on offer. Wine Tours - Book in Advance Rioja (from the yards around Logrono) is rightly Spain's best-known wine and includes wines such as Cune, Berberana, Marques de Caceres and La Rioja Alta.   Meet and taste the best Mexican Wines The drink of the Gods, made in Mexico “Wine moistens and tempers the spirit and lulls the cares of the mind to rest, it revives our joys and is oil to the dying flame of life ” Socrates. In Mexico, the cultivation of the grapes for wine began after the arrival of Hernan Cortes and his conquerors.   Wines are made in Mexico from aro acres (6, hectares). If we count also table grapes and grapes used for brandy production the total surface under vine is larger.

We also have some of the best and famous Brandies. Spain is one of the Top Ten wine producer countries of the world and we would like to let you taste some of its wines, with a great variety of grapes but also very different between the Spanish regions. All wines are in 0,75 litre bottle, although if you need a special size (as 1,5 litre Magnum. Mexican wine and wine making began with the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century, when they brought vines from Europe to modern day Mexico, the oldest wine-growing region in the gh there were indigenous grapes before the Spanish conquest, the Spaniards found that Spanish grapevines also did very well in the colony of New Spain (Mexico) and by the 17th century wine .   Mexico may be better known for its beer and tequila, but it is also home to the oldest wine industry in the Americas. In fact, there are several wine-producing regions in the country, with excellent vineyards in the states of Guanajuato, Querétaro and Coahuila. Yet the undoubted epicenter of Mexico’s wine country is found on the peninsula of Baja California, where multiple vineyards, wine.   The younger brandy takes on characteristics of the more mature spirit, and the older wine retains a freshness and vitality. If it ages at least three years, it’s called solera reserva.