On October 15th at 9:30am on PBS, join World Class Chef and Restaurateur Extraordinaire Rick Bayless on the critically acclaimed series Mexico: One Plate at a Time as he and his team visit the undiscovered, world-class wine region Valle de Guadalupe, where he showcases one of the first major wineries in Mexico - L.A. Cetto.
With cool evenings and warm, sunny days (conditions comparable to Napa Valley) Valle de Guadalupe has the potential to be recognized as a premiere wine region. In fact, Valle de Guadalupe is one of only five Mediterranean climates in the world, where the combination of the oceans and hills controls a temperature ideal for growing grapes.
“Baja California Norte produces many world-class, gold medal-winning wines. That fact may surprise most people in the United States. Rick takes us on a tour of the region along with renowned wine maker and visionary Hugo d'Acosta, founder of La Escuelita, a nonprofit winemaking school that opened in 2004. Hugo introduces Rick to his Casa de Piedra wines before taking Rick on a tour of the school where locals and chefs come to make their own wines. At Tres Mujeres, a charming winery run by three women, Rick tastes each of their wines with their favorite dishes. Their cooking inspires Rick to make stuffed chiles with red wine at home. At L.A. Cetto, winemaker Camillo Magoni tells Rick about his 47-year career with one of the oldest wineries in Mexico. Rick cooks with Ludwig Hussong of San Rafael Winery in the Valle de Ojos Negros and they toast the wines of Mexico.” – Courtesy of KQED.org
Winner of over 250 international awards and prizes, L.A. Cetto has been featured by Chef Bayless at State Dinners with President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon. Bayless, a proprietor of authentic Mexican cuisine advocates L.A. Cetto wines as a way to shed new light on Mexican cuisine, in addition to promoting this underrated wine region.
The episode World-Class Wines of Baja will air on October 15th at 9:30am on KQED9 as part of Mexico: One Plate at a Time on PBS and also on the Create Channel on cable. For more information about the episode, visit http://www.kqed.org/
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For more information on this subject please contact Cassandra Frake at International Spirits and Wines, national importer for L.A. Cettp wines, by emailing Cassandra at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 914.471.4500
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