Foreword Introduction Evolution of American wine American grape varieties Terroir/AVAs/regions US wine labeling Distribution/sales/marketing Viticultural advances Winemaking advances Issues/trends, including Great Under-the-Radar American Wines THE WEST California Lake County Mendocino County Sonoma County Alexander Valley/Chalk Hill/Knights Valley Dry Creek Valley/Rockpile Russian River Valley/Green Valley Sonoma Coast Sonoma Mountain/Bennett Valley/Sonoma Valley Los Carneros Napa Valley Yountville/Mount Veeder Stags Leap/Atlas Peak Oakville Rutherford St. Helena Spring Mountain Diamond Mountain/Calistoga Howell Mountain/Chiles Valley Bay Area Marin County/Petaluma Gap San Francisco Bay/Livermore Santa Cruz Mountains/Santa Clara Monterey County Monterey AVA Santa Lucia Highlands San Benito and Mt. Harlan Paso Robles/Edna Valley/Arroyo Grande Santa Barbara County Santa Maria Valley Santa Ynez Valley Sta. Rita Hills SOUTH COAST LA/Orange/San Diego Co. Temecula/Riverside Co. Sierra Foothills El Dorado County Amador/Calaveras Central Valley San Joaquin/Sacramento Valley Lodi/Delta Oregon Willamette Valley Umpqua Valley/Rogue/Southern Oregon Washington Puget Sound Columbia Gorge Columbia Valley Yakima Valley Horse Heaven Hills Red Mountain Wahluke Slope Walla Walla Valley Idaho Colorado Other Mountain States (Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana) Off-Continent (Alaska, Hawaii) THE SOUTHWEST Arizona/NewMexico Texas/Oklahoma Central/Hill Country High Plains/Oklahoma THE MIDWEST Missouri Michigan Ohio/Illinois/Indiana/Iowa/Kansas/Nebraska/Minnesota/Wisconsin The Dakotas THE NORTHEAST New York Finger Lakes Long Island Hudson River Lake Erie/Niagra Escarpment Pennsylvania New Jersey/Maryland/Delaware Connecticut/Rhode Island/Massachusetts/Maine/Vermont/New Hampshire THE SOUTHEAST Virginia West Virginia/Kentucky/North Carolina/South Carolina Georgia/Florida/Alabama/Arkansas/Mississippi/Louisiana/Tennessee Glossary Index Credits/Acknowledgements
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