Welcome to the American wine renaissance
4 Oct 2023
Welcome to the American wine renaissance

More and more Americans are embracing domestically-produced wine from regions beyond the famed vineyards of California, Washington, and Oregon. But what has sparked this newfound appreciation for local vintages with roots in states less-known for producing high-quality wine?

Lyn M. Archer

Lyn M. Archer is an award-winning writer for consumer, B2B, and B2C publications and platforms worldwide, including The Drinks Business, Wine Business Monthly, and Wine Enthusiast.

Diego Meraviglia

Diego Meraviglia is the president of the North American Sommelier Association.

Christopher Missick

Winemaker Chris Missick has recently moved to Texas Hill Country to offer established Texan wineries mobile wine services such as crossflow filtration and mobile bottling. Missick is also planning to start producing wines from Texas-grown grapes as well as planting an estate vineyard. Before moving to Texas, Missick made wine in the Finger Lakes.

Jacopo Mazzeo

Dr. Jacopo Mazzeo is a freelance wine and drinks journalist and consultant.
He regularly contributes to leading trade and consumer publications including Wine Enthusiast, Whisky Magazine, Decanter, Meininger, Club Oenologique, Harper's, Pix Wine, and Good Beer Hunting. He consults on consumer trends and marketing strategy and offers copywriting services to drinks firms and agencies. Jacopo is a former sommelier, he judges international wine, beer, and spirits competitions, and sat twice on the board of directors of the British Guild of Beer Writers. Before he embraced full-time journalism, he studied musicology at the University of Bologna and took a PhD at the University of Southampton.