Jun 02, 2015 3:20 AM GMT
NYT: American wine, for all the hype and hyperbole in recent years about Idaho rieslings or Pennsylvania pinot noirs, is still overwhelmingly a California thing. Even in an off year, wineries there produce more than 20 times as much wine as the vineyards here in Washington State, the perennial No. 2 in the rankings.
Washington’s winemaking production has more than doubled in the past decade, and the expansion may be accelerating, wine researchers and growers say, for an unlikely sounding reason: drought.