New-wave Mexican wines tasted

Mexico City wine cellar

Yet another country is making better wine than ever.

In early April on a warm, sunny day in Mexico City while Nick and our friends marvelled at the inspired simplicity of architect Luis Barragán’s house, I spent five hours entombed in the well-lit but chilly wine cellar shown above.

It’s at the back of the first wine bar in the world run by the Belgium-based global wine competition Concours Mondial de Bruxelles*. This is the domain of somm/wine writers Manuel Negrete and Carlos Borboa. Borboa represents the Concours in the Americas and annually organises the México Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles...