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Matching Mexican fare with Oregon wines |
Americans devour Mexican food so frequently, we can hardly call it “foreign.” The cuisine flourishes from coast to coast, tempting us with many approaches, from traditional to inventive, from taco trucks to fine dining; in Portland, Nuestra Cocina and Xico both stand as shining examples of the latter.
AHIVOY serves as an excellent example for any unrepresented group seeking to increase participation in an industry. It brilliantly balances individual initiative with community support to expose participants to the widest range of options and begin their preparation to assume new roles.
Elena was nominated for the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber Bravo award for best Latino Business in Oregon and Southwest Washington alongside Mark Lopez of Gather and Feast in La Center, WA, and Crave Catering in Portland, OR.
The Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber's mission is to "Advance Latino economic and community vitality through business development, leadership, education, and advocacy. Thank you HMC for recognizing Alumbra.
THANK YOU TO ALL MY CUSTOMERS! Thank you to the Oregon Wine Press and News register for telling my story. I am a Mexican-American, born and raised in Oregon. My father is an immigrant from Durango, Mexico. I am a first generation farmer. I never dreamed of farming, winemaking, or being a business owner. Thank you for supporting me.
“I hope that Alumbra brings more Latinos into the wine community, and wine industry as well,” she says. “Wine is a story that begins from the workers out in the vineyard to the tasting room. When we share our wine, I share our story. And when we take the time to listen to a story, it brings families, friends, and communities together.”
Read entire article: BY JILL BARTH Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Elena was recently aired on a popular Spanish network show called Telemundo En Casa
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