Americans Declare Wine Independance: We Now Drink More Vino Than The French.
Great news America. We win. A story printed earlier this year notes U.S. residents now make up the largest wine market in the world, consuming 13 percent of all that's produced globally. That's ahead of both France and Italy, which have historically been the biggest winos in the global market.
What's even better is a lot of that wine is being produced right here in the good ol' U.S. of A. And it's not just California and Oregon, two states known for their wine production, that are leading the way with notable varietals.
Virginia has been producing exceptional wines for years, and now Ohio, Hawaii, Alaska and yes, Texas, are offering up vino good enough to be served in some of the nation's finest restaurants. It's enough for Jancis Robinson, co-author of the recently published American Wine to declare a successful revolution.
Robinson was featured on NPR's Weekend Edition this Saturday touting bubbles from Arizona, Viognier from Virginia and other stateside wines. You can listen to the story, here. And perhaps the next time you're in a wine store you should pay a bit more attention to Texas wines.