USA - California
USA - Californian Wine
Californian wine is responsible for producing 90% of the wines in America and, as it is nearly 75% the size of France, it is easy to see how!
It is now large enough to be listed as the Fourth largest wine producer.
Californian wine production can be traced back to the 18th century with the arrival of the Spanish, but due to Phylloxera in the late 19th century and then prohibition in the 1920's, many vineyards were either destroyed or uprooted leading to a huge shortage in later years of established wineries.
It was in the 1970's when fortunes changed for the area, when Californian wines beat their French counterparts in a blind tasting in Paris.
This changed the history of the region and with vast investment from some leading producers, California was soon established on the Worlds wine map for the production of some truly outstanding wines.
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