Course: Understanding Wine
united states: washington
It is true that Washington and Oregon planted their first wine grapes in the first half of the 1800s, but their paths have diverged dramatically since the early 1900s.
Two major factors distinguish Washington: climate and latitude.
Climate: In addition to having cool coastal vineyards in Puget Sound like those found in Oregon, Washington also has warmer and drier continental vineyards. The result is that Washington can focus on bigger reds -- such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah -- for which the state...
• FREE enrollment in any course at Wine Spectator School
• Over 230,000 searchable ratings and tasting notes
• FREE mobile access so you can research wines wherever you are
• E-newsletters with advance ratings
• Editors’ blogs
• Food and wine matching tool
• And much more
If you have questions about Wine Spectator School, please contact us.
Passionate about wine? WineSpectator.com seeks a highly motivated digital journalist for an assistant editor position in its New York editorial department.