Cousiño Macul vineyard strengthens its presence in Mexico

An important trip to Mexico was made by the winemaker of Cousiño Macul, Gabriel Mustakis, and Waldo Valdés, Export Manager for Latin America. The objective: promote the presence of the vineyard in the different areas of the country. Gabriel Mustakis visited Mexico City, Queretaro and San Miguel de Allende where he went out to varied activities that allowed him to insert himself in the Mexican, gastronomy and culture, so he can introduce Cousiño Macul wines. This time the focus was on hotels, restaurants and shops, where Mustakis alongside Alexandre Langlois – brand manager for Cousiño Macul in Mexico – conducted trainings and interesting talks to vendors in different cities. The tested wines were the icon Lota, Finis Terrae and Antiguas Reservas, where it was found a marked tendency for Cabernet Sauvignon , also they much liked Lota and Finis Terrae. They realized a vertical in the Palms Restaurant of the Presidente Hotel in Mexico City with the Sommeliers School, where the wines used were the 2004, 2006 and 2007 Lota and; Finis Terrae1995, 1999, 2003, 2009, and 2011. “We were very pleased with the results, wines were very well evaluated, Mexico is a beautiful country, its gastronomy, its people, its culture… is a market that allows us to expose our wines greatly, also allows us to combine them with the intense flavors of the their cuisine. For this reason, the trip strongly promote our brand in areas such as Mexico City, San Miguel de Allende and Queretaro. For his part, Waldo Valdés visited Los Cabos, maked by its strong hotels presence and gastronomy. There, was strongly showed the range of white wines of Cousiño Macul, which achieved excellent coverage throughout the dining area. In the renowned restaurant, Monalisa Antiguas Reservas Chardonnay and Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon, will be wines from the house. “This allows us to have a strong brand presence in a place with great arrival of customers, that makes us very happy”, said Waldo Valdés. The same thing happened in Cabo Surf, another restaurant where the most important Chilean wines of the menu will be the Antiguas Reservas Chardonnay, Isidora Rosé and Isidora Riesling. “This was an important and intense journey through all around Mexico, a country rich in culture, history and gastronomy. A decision to strengthen and increase our presence there because Mexico is a major market and a leader in Latin America.”, said Waldo Valdés.