Shana Speaks Wine

Wine Marketing Consultant and Journalist

Drinking out loud. 

Southern Charm

 

With the increasing public service announcements about the dangers of smoking along with the numerous smoking bans in cities around the country, the tobacco industry has taken a nosedive.  Tobacco farmers had a plethora of land but their current crops are undesirable.  What to do? That's right, plant vines and make wine.

It seems like a crazy concept, but North Carolina has started to produce some interesting varietals as the terroir lends itself to creating some decent wine.  On a recent trip down there, I had a Shelton Vineyards dry Riesling.  It was reminiscent of a Finger Lakes Riesling.  Slightly viscous, lush orchard fruits along with some citrus fruits filled the glass.  High in acid, it was a zingy surprise. 

I'm not too sure what their shipping and distribution regulations are, but keep your eyes out for them - definitely worth a try. 

Keep tasting, friends...

 

Shelton Vineyards Riesling, photo by Shana Sokol of Shana Speaks Wine

Shelton Vineyards Riesling, photo by Shana Sokol of Shana Speaks Wine