San Miguel de Allende Wineries
Celebrating Ten Years of Eating Well: The Restaurant in San Miguel de Allende

Celebrating Ten Years of Eating Well: The Restaurant in San Miguel de Allende

Ten years ago this spring a San Miguel institution was born. Fleeing the commercial pressure of the U.S. restaurant industry, young chef Donnie Masterton sought refuge in this charming Mexican city. Turns out it was the right location and the perfect timing for Donnie to create one of San Miguel’s most beloved restaurants. Named simply The Restaurant, this locale had little need for a fancy moniker to set it apart. Back in 2008 this corner of Mexico was not yet… Read More

Wine on Whim: San Miguel de Allende’s Newest Wine Experience

Wine on Whim: San Miguel de Allende’s Newest Wine Experience

Wine lovers headed for San Miguel de Allende continue to be delighted by the city’s growing interest in grapes. New San Miguel wineries and wine bars are proof positive that this central Mexico city is becoming the destination in Mexico for oenophiles from around the world. The San Miguel de Allende wine scene’s newest kid on the block is an intimate bar and tasting room tucked into the walls of the Instituto Allende, one of the city’s most iconic spaces… Read More

San Miguel de Allende’s Best Wine Bars

San Miguel de Allende’s Best Wine Bars

Second only to tasting good, when it comes to wine, it’s all about ambiance. San Miguel de Allende’s vineyards (link) are breathtaking day trips, but if you don’t have an entire day, there are a bevy of choices in town for enjoying a good glass and contemplating the finer things in life. Here are a few of our favorites. The Luna Rooftop Bar sits atop the gorgeous Rosewood San Miguel hotel overlooking the Instituto Allende. Luna’s glass and steel architecture… Read More

The Best New Restaurants in San Miguel de Allende of 2017

The Best New Restaurants in San Miguel de Allende of 2017

While San Miguel de Allende has always served up a great list of local restaurants, 2017 has been a great vintage for eating and drinking San Miguel. There are all the old favorites of course from The Restaurant and Moxi to Restaurante 1826, but here’s our take of best of the best from 2017, from fine dining and gourmet markets to the best new coffee in town. Bovine combines the crowd-pleasing know-how of Hotel Matilda’s Bruce James and the belly-pleasing… Read More

This Tequila Is Aged Like Fine Wine

This Tequila Is Aged Like Fine Wine

Napa Valley is 1,920 miles from the Mexican state of Jalisco, but the metaphorical distance from the vineyards, where winemaker Dave Phinney has spent most of his career, to the fields, where the Ramirez family harvests agave to make tequila, can seem much greater. Together, however, they’re trying to bridge the span between wine and tequila with a new collaboration: Ayate. Phinney has made his name in wine, helping to build brands like The Prisoner Wine Company and Orin Swift… Read More

Where to Find San Miguel’s Best Bottle of Wine

Where to Find San Miguel’s Best Bottle of Wine

As San Miguel de Allende wineries mature and Central Mexico wine tourism starts to boom, each year brings new vintages and new opportunities for discovering what the area’s microclimates have to offer its wine drinkers. Here’s a quick buying guide to some of San Miguel’s most delicious vintages and where to find them. Cuna de Tierra This architecturally provocative winery has been producing wine since 2005 and selling since 2008. Cuna de Tierra is the area’s most established vineyard, and… Read More

The Luxury of Wine by the Glass in Your Own Home

The Luxury of Wine by the Glass in Your Own Home

We have all been there. You really want to pull out a bottle of one of your favorite wines in the cellar but you’ll have to drink whole bottle, within a few hours to maximize it’s flavor and aroma.  Yes, wine requires a commitment, but it is not pricey bottles that comprise the whole equation. Now the other side of the equation is good to go, drinking the wine, whenever you wish, but you don’t have to drink the whole… Read More

The Pleasures of Vino & Tapas in San Miguel de Allende

The Pleasures of Vino & Tapas in San Miguel de Allende

There are a lot of simple pleasures in life, one of them is good wine, with good food enjoyed by friends. There is a place in Centro San Miguel now that offers the perfect combination in a simple, comfortable yet chic environment, welcome to Vinos+Tapas. As the name suggests, they serve great wines, from what I saw mostly tasty Mexican wines with Tapas, small plates of great food, a centuries old gastronomy concept from imported from Spain and now popular… Read More