Baja – the new California?


I am excited about the potential for wine in Mexico, having recently spent a morning with Hugo D'Acosta of Casa de Piedra and gravity-fed Paralelo (pictured) tasting a range of Baja California wines he had shipped over to London. As Hugo explains in yesterday's video, wine appreciation is relatively new in this country where beer and spirits have long been much more important. But it does seem as though Baja California, where 90% of Mexican wine is produced, has real potential for wine with huge local personality.

Although latitudes are relatively low – the northernmost and more important wine...