Watch out, Oregon: the time is nigh for a (relative) newcomer to take the spot as wine region of the moment: Washington State. Here are a few super-compelling reasons why it makes complete sense to buy Washington wine now, via Greatnorthwestwine.com:
- Quality. 46% of Washington wines scored 90+ points in major publications from 2012-2015. This narrowly edges out 45% from Oregon, 41% from France, 34% from Italy, and 32% from California
- Price. The average price of a 90+ point Washington wines is just $43, versus $49 in Oregon, a whopping $73 in California, $95 in France, and $69 in Italy
- Access. Washington has 53,000 acres under vine, which is nearly 2X the acreage of Oregon (via the 2015 Oregon Vineyard and Census Report published by Southern Oregon University). Apparently 4 new vineyards open in Washington every month! This means it won’t be hard to find, and you will certainly be seeing a larger selection in stores and on restaurant lists.
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