Sun, 17 January 2016
The state of Virginia in the US has been trying to make great wine since the 1600s. After 350 years, they finally made it work! From great terroir to outstanding talent, this may be the most exciting place for wine in the US today.
After a listener question on the difference between Brouilly and Beaujolais, we talk Virginia wine:
1. The place has has 400 year history, but only about the last 30 have been exciting!
2. We talk about the challenges of climate, pests, humidity, etc of growing vitis vinifera in Virginia
3. We discuss the various regions and grapes of Virginia
4. I name names: Linden, Glen Manor, Barboursville, RdV, King Family, Veritas, Early Mountain and Blenheim make the list.
This state has a bright future if they keep churning out wines like they do from the top talent in Virginia. Delicious stuff!