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Thomas Jefferson was one of America’s original oenophiles. But his lifelong goal to create an American wine to match European vintages was never achieved. In the 1820s, it was a different Virginia-native– Dr. Daniel Norton — whose experimentation in his home garden would lead to a grape that still bares his name. We explore the unique story of Norton wine, and the evolution of American wine-making.
- Todd Kliman Food and Wine Editor, Washingtonian Magazine; and author of "The Wild Vine: A Forgotten Grape and the Untold Story of American Wine (Clarkson Potter/ Crown Pub)
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