North Carolina, raise up.
This morning on NBC’s Today show, James Oseland, editor-in-chief of Saveur, predicted the food trends for 2012. One was the popularity of wines from “other” (not West Coast) parts of the country. On the table was a bottle from red wine from RayLen Vineyard & Winery, Yadkin Valley, N.C. (Oseland did not mention the wine by name.)
From the Today website:
All the success of California wines has left little room in the conversation for the wines of the rest of America. In 2012, that’s going to change. The wine-growing and wine-making regions of Virginia, North Carolina, the north shore of Long Island and the Finger Lakes in upstate New York are coming into their own and creating wines that are, in certain cases, just as good as wines coming out of California. To wit: the exquisite Dr. Frank’s Riesling from the Finger Lakes region is a fruity, floral delight, and the Texas Tempranillo from Pedernales in the Texas Hill Country is one of the most drinkable wines available today.