JamesSuckling.com ranks Maryland-grown wines among top nationally
The wine review team at the internationally recognized JamesSuckling.com has ranked Maryland wines in its latest feature, “American Wine Revolution.”
“When the world thinks about American wine it’s firmly located on the West Coast, but the truth is that wine is produced in all the states of the Union,” says contributing editor, Stuart Pigott.
Maryland’s wines, selected and submitted voluntarily by the wineries, were scored on a 100-point scale, and tasted by the review team who gathered from their posts around the world. Maryland wineries earned scores from 83-93 points, proving world-class competitiveness.
Nineteen wines were scored as “Outstanding,” with 90+ scores.
Maryland Wineries Association Executive Director, Kevin Atticks, believes this is the beginning of a national spotlight on the state’s wines. “Our wineries are producing international contenders, and this is the start of the recognition they deserve.”
“Weather and terrain are not the only difficulties in making great American wines. The historical problems with alcoholic beverages in the United States mean that winemakers in many states face regulatory challenges that obstruct the further development of the wine industry. Worse still is the effect of the disinterest of many state politicians. Yet, the American dream for making local and unique wines in every state survives, even thrives. God bless the American Wine Revolution!”
Wineries receiving national accolades on JamesSuckling.com include:
- Antietam Creek Vineyards
- Big Cork Vineyards
- Black Ankle Vineyards
- Boordy Vineyards
- Bordeleau Vineyards
- Catoctin Breeze Vineyard
- Cool Ridge Vineyard
- Crow Vineyard & Winery
- Elk Run Vineyards
- Linganore Winecellars
- Links Bridge VIneyard
- Mazzaroth Vineyard
- Old Westminster Winery
- Port of Leonardtown Winery
- Rocklands Farm
- Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard
- The Vineyards at Dodon
About the Maryland Wineries Association
Maryland Wineries Association is a non-profit, member based, trade organization representing more than 90 wineries across the state. MWA’s mission is to cultivate a sustainable wine-growing community by expanding agricultural products and by increasing awareness through special events, industry education, advocacy, promotions and tourism. MWA is represented by Grow & Fortify. For more information, please visit www.marylandwine.com.