How did the United States become such a big wine producer? The United States ranks fourth overall in world wine production, led only by France, Italy and Spain (in that order). How and why did this happen? [Read more…]
It’s time to explore the 1,000 year history of American wines.
Let’s start with my last article where my cat Bandit taught us about the Catawba grape, a grape that played a big role in the history of American wine making.
Surprisingly, it turns out that the history of American wines date back over 1,000 years. One thousand years? Really? Well, sort of. The oldest European explorers, the Vikings, discovered “vins” on what is believed to be Newfoundland. [Read more…]