Wines from the US East Coast, is there any hope?
Posted 02 October 2003 - 06:45 AM
Also, what's the deal with China? Doesn't China have about a billion acres of land at just the right latitudes for growing wine? Are you secretly buying up land in China as we speak, with the intention of naming a whole series of wines for General Tso?
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Posted 02 October 2003 - 07:05 AM
Alas, we see very few wines from the East Coast here in California so I am really not so well acquainted with them at all. I am told that there are some great rieslings currently being produced in the Finger Lakes area, but I have tasted precious few of them. My friend Dennis Horton is producing some nice wines in Virginia, but growing grapes in such a humid area is a great challenge. Currently my holdings in China would not be measured in the millions or even thousands of acres category, but yes, I am told that there are areas that would be quite appropriate for the cultivation of wine grapes. I now have a little daughter (aged almost 8 mos.) whose first language is certain to be Mandarin. If she can teach me to speak the lingo, I am definitely there. RG.