If It’s Not From Mexico, It’s Not Real Agave Wine

Premium Blend, the popular brand of wine-based spirits, recently took the WSWA Access Live Convention 2023 by storm, winning three awards for their exceptional products. Their Agave wine, imported from Jalisco, Mexico, has become a favorite among people in the industry due to its premium quality and smooth flavor.

At the convention, El Guitarrón Especial won a gold medal, while El Guitarrón Cristalino and El Guitarrón Classic won silver medals. The judges were impressed by the balance of flavors, the aroma, and the smoothness of the beverage, making Premium Blend one of the most awarded brands at the event.

El Guitarrón Especial Agave wine with a gold medal. El Guitarrón Cristalino and El Guitarrón Classic with silver medals.

For the ones who are new to this traditional Mexican drink, Agave wine is a unique and delicious alcoholic beverage that is made from the sap of the Agave plant. While it is similar to Tequila in some ways, agave wine has its own distinct flavor and production process.

Why is it so important that it is imported from Mexico?

There are two different types of agave wine: One made from the Mexican Agave plant and the other made from fermented agave syrup yes, that same one you use for your morning coffee.

A photo of the Agave plant next to a photo of Agave syrup.

In contrast to the traditional Mexican alcoholic beverage that has been produced for centuries, Agave wine made from Agave syrup is actually a relatively new invention. Unfortunately, many brands are turning to this option due to the fact that the production process from the actual Agave plant is more involved, expensive and time-consuming.

As you might expect, the resulting beverage is of lower quality and has a much simpler flavor and profile compared to Agave wine made from the Agave plant. 

Another downside of this type of Agave wine is that Agave syrup is often heavily processed and may contain additives or preservatives that can impact the flavor of the final product – not to mention that Agave syrup is often produced using large amounts of water and energy, which can have a significant impact on the environment.

We Like to Keep It Real

At Premium Blend, we’re committed to offer high-quality, genuine, and sustainable agave-based products which support the traditional and authentic way of producing this beloved Mexican beverage. 

All our Agave wine products are made with 100% Blue Agave from Jalisco, Mexico. Our team sticks to Mexican tradition and follows each step as it has been done for centuries. 

The process takes place in Tequila, a small town in Jalisco which is best known as being the birthplace of the drink that bears its name: Tequila. The blue agave plant is native to this area, and its popularity and cultural richness has made the town a World Heritage Site.

Agave field in Jalisco

About the Process

Agave wine made from the Agave plant is produced by extracting the sap from the plant, which is then fermented and distilled. The Agave plant used to make this type of agave wine is harvested after it has reached maturity, which takes around 7-10 years. Once harvested, the leaves are removed, and the piña, the heart of the plant, is cooked in large ovens. The cooked Agave piña is then crushed and the juice is extracted.

This juice is then fermented using natural yeasts and distilled to produce agave wine. This type of agave wine has a complex flavor profile with notes of citrus, smoke, and earthy undertones. The taste is smooth and slightly sweet, making it a popular choice for sipping on its own or used as a base for cocktails.

In conclusion, while many brands go for the fermented Agave syrup option, Agave wine made from the Agave plant will always be considered superior. Real agave wine has a rich cultural and historic significance in Mexico and beyond. The production of Agave wine has deep roots in Mexican traditions and has contributed to the economic development of the country. 

Have You Tried It Yet?

If you’re interested in trying any of our agave-based products don’t hesitate to contact us today!

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