In the US, Washington State is the new kid on the block. Washington's wine industry has grown significantly in the last 15 years, now second in overall volume, behind California and trailed by Oregon. Washington built its reputation on the production of white varieties like Riesling, but the trend is changing, today 49% of its production is dedicated to reds. Since the late nineties, Washington wine growers have expanded their repertoire of red wine grapes significantly. Classic Bordeaux varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec can be found, as well as Rhône va...Read more
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