We spend months planning every Gastronomad Experience.
Right now, we're here in Mexico City, where we'll spend most of the rest of the year working on our New Year's Eve Mexico City Experience (December 28 - January 2).
This is the phase of our research where we taste everything.
We're exploring Mexico's nascent natural wine movement, starting with Bichi Wines' No Sapiens red table wine.
This wine is made from mysterious grapes of unknown variety, but which could be dolcetto grapes (an Italian variety commonly found in the Piedmont region). The vines, which grow in San Antonio de las Minas in Baja California, are 70 years old.
The wine is low in sulphites, and is made without added yeast or other additives and without filtering, according to the winemaker.
The wine was very nice!
(Also: The label is pretty funny. The front label shows a luchador (masked Mexican wrestler) who's naked. The back label shows the same luchador from the back.)
Mexico City is such an incredible foodie city, and now has a rapidly emerging modern, hipster international food scene.
(We still have room for one more couple, if you'd like to join us on this gastronomic adventure of a lifetime!)