Wine tasting in California’s Sonoma and Napa Valley is a great experience. California is the world’s fourth leading producer of wine, producing over 800 million gallons and produces 90% of all wine in the United States. Italy, France, and Spain produce more. In February, I was fortunate enough to visit the region for a few days and enjoyed the unseasonably warm eighty degree temperatures. The vistas are breathtakingly beautiful. If you haven’t been to this region, I sugge
I have heard it over and over again that wineries in Pennsylvania cannot make a good wine to save their soul. If you really believe this, then you are not trying hard enough. America’s first commercial vineyard, The Pennsylvania Vine Company was established in 1793 by the French near Philadelphia. Two factors affected the wine industry here. The first is phylloxera, a microscopic insect that attacks the root of the grape vine, and the second was the prohibition movement.