American Wine

American wine has been produced for over 300 years. Today, wine production is undertaken in all fifty states, with California producing 89 percent of all US wine. The United States is the fourth largest wine producing country in the world after France, Italy, and Spain.The North American continent is home to several native species of grape, including Vitis labrusca, Vitis riparia, Vitis rotundifolia, and Vitis vulpina, but it was the introduction of the European Vitis vinifera by European settlers that led to the growth of the wine making industry.
Posts about American Wine
    • Is Texas Wine Like Orange Juice?

      Label on Carton of Florida Orange Juice Is Texas Wine Like Orange Juice? A friend of mine related the following story to me with the caveat that many wineries were likely tired of hearing people like Andrew Chalk (click here) and I (click here) rant about sourcing of grapes used in Texas wines and how wine labeling should accurately reflect the source of the grapes.

      Vintage Texas Blog- 7 readers -
    • Daily Wine News: Right Now

      Rudy’s fake labels. In Food Republic, Chad Walsh lists “The 9 People You Need To Know In American Wine Right Now.” In Decanter, Chris Mercer reports: “A year since Rudy Kurniawan was convicted for mass wine fraud… experts are preparing to enter his private cellar to see if wines can be sold to compensate victims owed nearly $30m.” VinePair details “The History of Champagne Sabering.

      David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Merlot- 4 readers -
  • 2012 Juxtapoz

    …. Soft, round, long, and full on the finish. My Review: I was impressed when this wine showed up – it was housed in an impressive package that included tasting notes, a kaleidascope, and, of course, the wine. But that’s not what you’re really here for – you’re want to know what I think of the wine. Juxtapoz Packaging First off, in the glass…

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guruin Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah Malbec- 3 readers -
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  • Thoughts After A Decade of Wine Blogging

    …, the American Wine Consumer Coalition, Wark Communications’ clients and, most important, my family. It’s tempting to use this 10th Anniversary post to make a list of all the things I’ve learned about wine blogging or pontificate on how blogging and the wine media has changed in ten years or list my favorite posts or something else that marks the time…

    Tom Wark/ Fermentation- 3 readers -
  • Arizona Wine Grower’s Association Recognizes Excellence

    …, and in that time huge strides have been made. Arizona is now recognized as a region capable of producing world-class wines, it’s not just a novelty “wine from the desert”. But the growth can’t all be credited to just two wine makers, a chef and a handsome Colombian from Brooklyn. The industry as a whole, and all the wine makers have really worked…

    Weekly Wine Journalin Syrah- 8 readers -
  • 2012 Gnarly Head Authentic Black

    … Varietal: Petite Sirah Based Blend Region: Lodi, California – USA Cost: $12 (SRP) Winemaker’s Notes: True to its name, Gnarly Head Authentic Black opens with brooding aromas of black cherry and black licorice providing a powerful entree’ to this big, robust Petite Sirah-based blend. Dark and inky in the glass, concentrated flavors of blackberry…

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guruin Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir- 1 readers -
  • 20 Most Admired

    … Most Admired People in the North American Wine Industry include: • Peter Bell, Fox Run Vineyards (New York) • Bob Bertheau, Chateau Ste. Michelle (Washington) • Cathy Corison, Corison Winery (California) • Paul Draper, Ridge Vineyards (California) • Merry Edwards, Merry Edwards Winery (California) • Daryl Groom, Groom Wines (California) • Josh Jensen…

    Red Wine Diva- 1 readers -
  • For the Love of Riesling (And Being a Better Person)

    … wine that your parents drank in the seventies? Greico’s explanation was simple: “If you drink Riesling you will be a better person.” In our last post, we wrote about the documentary American Wine Story from which we learned that one wine above all others is most likely to produce an epiphany when sipped. Yes, it’s Riesling, dry Riesling…

    The Thirsty Kittenin Syrah Riesling Chardonnay- 4 readers -
  • October 2014 Virginia Wine Chat

    … showed hone on the nose, with flavors of lychee, apricot, and hint of grapefruit in the mouth. While there was certainly some sweetness to the wine, it was subtle, and in no way syrupy, making it a good choice for a hot day to sip on, provided the wine was ice cold. 2013 Saude Creek Traminette This wine threw everybody for a loop I think, given…

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guruin Cabernet Franc Merlot Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • 2012 Noble Vines 667 Pinot Noir

    … or with salmon, Veal Parmesan, or grilled lamb. My Review: This was one of those rare cases where I actually got to try the wine twice over an extended period of time, and then see if my initial impressions held up on the second go around thanks to a pair of the 2012 Noble Vines 667 Pinot Noirs showing up at my house. Having tried the first bottle a few…

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guruin Pinot Noir- 4 readers -
  • Scotto Old Vine Zinfandel 2009

    … Sometimes your wine choice is restricted, and on this occasion my options were to buy a bottle with a screw cap, or buy a bottle with a corkscrew. The little wine shop in The Mumbles, South Wales, deep in Dylan Thomas country did not sell corkscrews and the rain was coming down in the way that only Welsh rain can, so I wasn’t minded to head…

    Erin Mellor/ Golly's Wine Dropsin Syrah- 2 readers -
  • Fall Line Winery: Current and Upcoming Releases

    … Recently, we had the pleasure to catch up with winemaker Tim Sorenson and taste through Fall Line Winery’s current and upcoming releases. We tasted six of their current releases and also previewed three other wines that will be released in the fall of 2015. While we were very impressed with all nine wines, we thought that the 2012 Cabernet…

    Wine Peepsin Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot -
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