Wine, Weather and Wiles: The History and Culture of Local Wine

Wine, Weather and Wiles: The History and Culture of Local Wine

You've heard of eating local, but what about drinking local? We take a look at the ways weather, culture and history conspire to create wines unique to the area.

The locavore movement is growing and for some people, eating local isn't enough - they want to drink local too. The region's wine industry has blossomed over the last few decades, but unpredictable weather and favoritism for European or California wines mean local vintages still have a long way to go. We take a look at the ways weather, culture and history combine to create wines unique to the Washington area.

Guests

Tony Wolf

Professor of Viticulture, Virginia Tech; Director, Alson H. Smith, Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Todd Kliman

Food and Wine Editor and Restaurant Critic, Washingtonian Magazine

Dave McIntyre

wine columnist, The Washington Post; co-founder, DrinkLocalWine.com

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