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October 10, 2023

Main theme: California

California wine is wine the one in the American state California  was produced. California accounts for nearly 90% of the total wine production in the United States. If it were an independent country, California would be the world's fourth largest wine producer, na FranceItaly en Spain.

In the 18th century plant Spanish missionaries the first vineyards in Alta California, but wine production really took off in de Napa en Sonomavalleys at the end of the 19th century. However, production suffered phylloxera en, from 1919, de Prohibition. Beginning in the 1960s, thirty years after the end of prohibition, California developed into a respected wine region. The 'Judgement of Paris' in 1976 confirmed that Californian wines were not inferior to classic French wines.

Today, there are more than 1,200 wineries in the state, ranging from small boutique wineries to multinational corporations such as E&J Gallo Winery. More than a hundred grape varieties are grown in California. The seven largest are cabernet sauvignonchardonnaymerlotpinot noirsauvignon blancsyrah en zinfandel.

California's wine regions are generally classified into four major regions:North Coast (North Coast): the coastal areas north of San Francisco, including Wine Country (Napa,Central Coast (Central Coast): the coastal regions south of San Francisco up to Santa Barbara County, South Coast: the coastal regions of Southern California south of Los Angeles up to the border with Mexico,Central Valley (Central Valley): the largest wine region in the United States by production volume; includes all of the Central Valley and de Sierra Foothills.


This evening, sommelier Noël Vanwittenbergh will take you on a journey through California and present to you the wide variety and exceptionally high quality of these wines.

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