Wine Enthusiast decision has more than a few states feeling left out
July 15, 2022
Recognition for most wineries doesn’t come easy, especially for those that aren’t located in an established wine region such as Napa Valley or the Finger Lakes.
Decisions like the one recently announced by Wine Enthusiast will make it a little tougher for a winery to raise its national profile.
One of the major national players in the dissemination of information on wine and spirits, which includes reviews, Wine Enthusiast tucked a note into a tasting newsletter earlier this week under the title of “Removed Beats.”
It read: “The following regions will no longer be tasted by Wine Enthusiast: Other U.S.(States outside of CA, WA, OR, NY, VA) and Other Europe/Asia (Bulgaria, Croatia, China, Luxembourg, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Switzerland).”
What wasn’t included was a mention of the states that were dropped, and the editors didn’t respond to an email seeking to clarify that. But the news caught the eyes at wineries in states such as Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Michigan, all of which have growing wine industries that are trying to grab a bit of the spotlight from the states that have remained on Wine Enthusiast’s list.To continue reading this story, please visit PennLive.com.