The Other 46 or All 50 Wine States – James Melendez

I am still impressed how many great things came form Wine Bloggers 2011 Charlottesvile…and some of those great things are a combination of people I met—not just one-on-one networking opportunities but how much further along the nexus each connection made.  How many ideas started to ferment and continue to do so.

I bring up #WBC11 because there was a tasting called “The Other 46” more precisely wine producing states beyond California, Oregon, Washington and New York as these are the four largest and in some minds the best known. Though I do agree with New York being in the top four of wine producing states–there are so many people I meet who still are surprised New York is a wine producing state.

The Other 46 featured tastings from Ohio, Missouri, Indiana, Virginia, Vermont and Texas–and I wish there were many more from other wine producing states.  There are so many producing states that I have still not had the opportunity to taste.

I do envision that someday there is a comprehensive 50-state tasting (The United States of Wine).  I think it would be quite difficult to do a virtual tasting of all 50 states of wine.  But a real in person event would be a great tasting to complete and probably the most realistic way to complete this tasting.  There are logistics involved with this type of tasting or any other other wine event but even with all of the obstacles it is a tasting worth doing.

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About James Melendez

I love wine and have had the privilege of working in the wine trade as a senior national wine marketing manager for a wine, food and home goods retailer in 30+ US States. I executed into making wine experiential and made 'wines of the world' programme work in a highly regulated framework for a successful business proposition. My "wine" site also incorporates those categories intimately involved with wine such as food, travel and lifestyle. This site incorporates my many dimensions of interest. I love to review and also talk about many aspects of wine. I have been privileged to visit many wine countries and find them enthralling no matter how many times I visit. I love all aspects of wine: viticulture, history, winemaking, brand development, wine regions and many more aspects. This is a living tradition that needs documentation, education, reporting and reviewing. Do I have favourite varieties and styles? I love so many varieties and often it is situational and yet there are time honoured wines that I anticipate and I am passionate about. I like all colours of wine and all styles. I have had a mad passionate affair with sparkling wines and they are always top of mind. Wine nourishes our soul and is the key to connecting with other people at our dinner table. Salute, James © 2014, 2017 James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy— All Rights Reserved – for my original Content, logo, brand name, rating, rating graphic and award and designs of James the Wine Guy. James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other social medias.
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