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    Wine Tours by Epicurean Expats

    Mexico has been making wine longer than any other country in the Americas, a full 242 years longer than the oldest winery in the United States. But for social, religious and govermental reasons wine has not been fully embraced by the native population. This country has been a tequila, brandy and beer culture for hundreds of years as these are enjoyed in abundance at fiestas and celebrations. The concept of enjoying an alcoholic beverage daily is frowned upon. Wine is considered a beverage for the wealthy and foreigners, and is taxed by the federal government at the unbelieveable rate of 46%. So that means a 100 peso bottle is 46…

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