Virginia vineyards

It doesn't get the media coverage that California does, but Virginia is tipped to be the next big thing in American wine. Jason Tesauro picks out the varieties and producers…


Small producers in Sonoma County are angered by new legislation requiring them to label their wines Sonoma County even if they are part of specific sub-appellations.


The Walla Walla AVA in the eastern part of this state offers superb festivals, dining and touring options, says Paul Gregutt. Read the full guide to Washington State, including the…

Moon mountain

Winemakers on the mountainous eastern slopes of Sonoma Valley may soon be part of California’s newest American Viticultural Area (AVA), which contains some of the country’s most historic vineyards.…

travel, Oregon

Gourmet food, sensational wines and the chance to mingle with winemakers – Fiona Beckett is in heaven at Oregon’s International Pinot Noir Celebration. Read the full guide to Oregan, including…

Finger Lakes

A hidden gem of a wine region with stunning scenery, down-to earth hospitality, diverse outdoor activities – and plenty to eat and drink, says Howard G Goldberg. Published in the…

Calistoga latest AVA

Calistoga has become the latest American Viticultural Area – over five years since an initial application was filed.

The New World’s Most Exciting New Terroirs

As regionality continues to emerge in the New World, we asked our leading experts in each country to pick out the single most exciting terroir to look for and three…

The US Appellation system

The US appellation system, a mish-mash of countless AVAs, has come under fire for violating its own rules. LINDA MURPHY questions its value

Willamette Valley gains another AVA

Chehalem Mountains has been given its own AVA (American Viticultural Area), making it Oregon's 15th delineated viticultural area.

New AVA for Washington

Washington’s Rattlesnake Hills will soon become this Pacific Northwest state’s ninth federal appellation.

Ramona Valley new AVA

The Ramona Valley has become the third wine growing region of Southern California to be granted AVA status.

Niagara Escarpment AVA approved

The Niagara Escarpment Viticultural Area is the latest AVA in New York State to be approved by the government.