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Join us and DrinkLocalWine.com in celebrating Regional Wine Week 2009!  Here is an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the fruits of the labor of our respective states and communities and be a part of the commitment to local community and the environment, much like that prescribed by the Slow Food movement.  You may be surprised at the beauty, freshness and quality you will find right in your own backyard.  An excerpt from a post I submitted to the cause:

“At the beginning of the 20th century Georgia was #6 in wine production until Prohibition went and messed things up and the vineyards were removed to make way for other crops, such as peaches and tomatoes.  In 2006, Georgia was #24 with approximately 136,000 gallons produced compared to a mere 713 Million gallons produced in California.  There are currently about 25 bonded wineries which is up from about 15 just five years prior and many are producing fine wine from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Viognier, Sangiovese, Chardonnay, Vidal and Seyval among others.  A few of our favorite wineries that we often visit and write about include Montaluce Winery & Estates, BlackStock Vineyards, and Wolf Mountain.  The elevation in the Dahlonega area is approximately 1,500 feet, which helps aid against disease, like Pierce’s disease, and pests and often produces excellent airflow dynamics to many vineyards.  Most of the soils are well-aerated and contain iron and other metals that oxidize to give it the renowned Georgia clay red coloring, similar to that of Italy’s ‘terra rossa.’”

Other posting on behalf of Georgia include, Joe Herrig (suburbanwino.com), Gil Kulers (Wine Kulers), and Jane Garvey (Georgia Magazine),

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