Mexican wine in l.a.
rather than call or drive around, i thought i'd ask if anyone had seen any for sale in the wine stores, and who, if anyone, has the best selection.
Do you have any names? Since you don't, here's what I'd do: Go to Google and type in mexican wine. Then click on the first link -- you'll see why.
Then, go to wine-searcher.com and type those names into the search field. Yes, I found a couple of vintages in the L.A. area...
Mexican Wineries still play it close to the vest and tend to focus on Mexico, mainly supplying resorts and fine restaurants there... The only distributor that I know of here is San Antonio Winery, HOWEVER, right now, they sell it strictly to restaurants and perfer to sell it by the case... Call the wine shop and ask for the number of their whole sale guy. If you sweet talk him, he will quote you a price and then have it for you at the pick up dock. That is how we got our L.A. Cetto...
And of course, you could also make a trip down to Baja as well! :D
Some of the Latino oriented chain grocerys carry them. Sorry, my memory about which labels isn't razor sharp. I've found at least one Baja label at Northgate, none at Big Saver. You might check Gigante or Vallarta as well.
I was just at Babita's last night (was delicious), and had ordered a bottle of L.A. Cetto that we very much enjoyed. Anyway, Berrelleza was out talking up the patrons, and I asked him where he got the wine and whether there was anywhere in L.A. we could pick up some on our own--he insisted that he knew of no where but inside Mexico. Don't know about the other Mexican wines he stocks though, only asked about Cetto.