The Other 46 or All 50 Wine States – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

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 have two blogs on this descriptor page--I use to be able to make separate. My fragrance blog is to express my thoughts on fragrance. A passion in addition to wine. I think it is a stellar component to the senses and that which I am in love with. I hope you like both blogs. My "wine" blog also incorporates those categories intimately involved - wine, food, travel and lifestyle. We all need food and water to survive but we need wine to nourish our soul. My favourite varietals are Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, Grenache, Syrah-Shiraz.. for my red wines. And I often circle back to these varieties and sometimes they are my home varieties. The journey of wine is an historical footnote also marked by viti-viniculture and artistry that makes this beverage a living one. I have worked professionally in the wine trade and have loved all aspects; marketing, history, science and art of wine. © 2014 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 and most major social medias.
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