American Wine: A Coming-Of-Age Story
In 1965, there were 400 wineries in the United States. Today, the United States is home to more than 8,000 wineries, surpassing France as the world’s largest wine market. Tom Acitelli masterfully explores just how American wine came to rule the world in his new book, American Wine: A Coming-of-Age Story. The once sweet, largely fortified wine landscape saw a shift as a group of gutsy entrepreneurs made the decision to put America on the wine map. Since then, the U.S. has become a leading light for the world to witness and follow. Even European vintners are mimicking modern American techniques in great hopes of appealing to the American palate. American Wine traces the story back to the beginning, omitting no big players or milestones. For $30, follow the events and personalities that grew the American wine market into the most influential wine market in the world.