Mexico Grog Files

 

XA Vino Domecq

Type: Wine (Cabernet Sauvignon)

Contact: http://www.domecq.com.mx/

Rating: 2 sheets to the wind

Notes: Decent table wine, the inexpensive price makes buying it for an evening with friends a possibility.  Decant for a much better flavor.  We used a blender (everything on a boat has 2 uses!!) and it came out well.

 

Vallarta Adventures Tequila

Type: Tequila

Contact: we are KICKING ourselves for not getting any contact info!  You’re best bet is to contact the tour company that took Tiffany there and ask them.  http://www.vallarta-adventures.com/

Rating: 4 sheets to the wind

Notes: We normally don’t drink tequila but this place made believers out of both of us!  Fantastic little local distillery Tiffany visited during her canopy zip line tour with Vallarta Adventures while Greg was working on his movie role.  She brought home 2 bottles: Chocolate & Amaretto.  Neither lasted long.  Unfortunately we can’t remember the name of the tequila factory…

 

Pacifico (the ones actually made in Mexico)

Type: Beer

Contact: http://www.mexicoviapacifico.com/

Rating: 4 sheets to the wind

Notes: There was a persistent rumor that Pacifico made in Mexico tastes vastly superior to the Pacifico made in the US which is absolutely true!  While she never drank the stuff in the States (except once to confirm the rumor!  Yuck, Pacifico in the US only rates 2 sheets to the wind…), this was Tiffany’s drink of choice in Mexico.  You have to realize that before this she refused to drink beer in general.  They also sell the stuff in 1.2 liter bottles!


Corona

Type: Beer

Contact: corona.com/

Rating: 2 sheets to the wind
Notes: It is good – and a lime wedge in the bottle (well, the normal-sized bottles anyway) does in fact make it taste much better.  However, why would you drink a Corona in Mexico when you can drink a Pacifico?

 

Monteviña

Type: Wine

Contact: http://www.madero.com.mx/english/

Rating: 3 sheets to the wind

Notes: A nice dessert wine.  While not necessarily something he’d ship home, this was Greg’s favorite desert wine while living in La Cruz, MX for 3 months.

 

LA Cetto’s Cabernet Sauvignon

Type: Wine (Cabernet Sauvignon)

Contact: http://cettowines.com/

Rating: 3 sheets to the wind

Notes: Nice red.  Smooth, good for an afternoon on the boat with friends (well, that’s what we used it for anyway 😉  Decanting (even if it’s just with a blender) makes a noticeable difference.  Decent wine for the price.


LA Cetto’ Blanc de Blancs

Type: Wine (White)

Contact: http://cettowines.com/

Rating: 2 sheets to the wind

Notes: Meh.  Made for a not horrible dinner drink with tacos on the street (now that place was good).  Probably would be better when chilled but really, probably not that much better.


Dos Equis

Type: Beer

Contact: http://dosequis.com/

Rating: 1 sheet to the wind

Notes: We got it for free on a flight.  For free plane beer it was OK.  Their commercials are better than their product.


Tecate

Type: Beer

Contact: http://www.tecate.com/

Rating: 1 sheet to the wind

Notes: Not really memorable.

 

 Modello

Type: Beer

Contact: http://www.crownimportsllc.com/ourbrands/modelo.htm

Rating: 2 sheets to the wind

Notes: Nice beer that, like Corona, suffers from the fact that Mexican Pacifico is an excellent beer.

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