AMERICAN WINE TRAIL }
Every region of the United States brings something unique and valuable to the wine industry.
fter spending months researching the industry and conducting interviews with wineries across the country, I believe Shayn Bjornholm, master sommelier with the Washington Wine Commission, sums it up best when he said, “There is no such thing as a perfect area for growing wine.” It’s too broad of a category. It would be like trying to determine what region of the country is the best for making music, creating art or cooking food. Furthermore, all 50 states have at least one legally operating vineyard, with each bringing its own unique attributes to the trade. So it’s not about deciding who’s the best – it’s about sharing best practices and ideas to foster innovation, create new business opportunities, and to unify and strengthen the industry itself. We hope the American Wine Trail will help readers understand how and why each region of the United States is a valuable asset to the world of winemaking. – Kathryn Jones
14 food and drink • spring 2011 • www.fooddrink-magazine.com
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