Every so often, I like to take note of when our fabulous Washington wines are recognized in traditional media. The latest story to catch my eye was in the U.K. on Sept. 19.
In an article called WInemaking in Washington, the UK Telegraph notes that many European winemakers have recently bought vineyards in our state because Washington wines “combine New World purity and intensity with Old World structure and freshness.”
The article also points to what we’ve known for years — our state’s latitude is the same as some of the best wineries in France.
” … many of the best wines in the world come from the most northerly (in our hemisphere) viticultural outposts where the grapes can just about stagger to full ripeness. The reason can be summed up in one word: freshness. Cooler temperatures make for fresher, brighter flavours in wine.”
So let’s hear it for Washington state wines!