95% of US wine production comes from California; Airén is the most widely planted grape in the world. It is only found in Spain and is used for fortifying wine. (Sherry, Marsala & Brandy); Spain has the largest amount of land planted for growing wine; Italy is the largest producer of wine in the world
Wine study is more than just tasting wine. In this case, they really don’t care if you like it or not, that’s not the point. The point is to understand styles and tastes of different regions. There is tasting but no drinking (yes, you spit it out). This is serious stuff and extremely intensive. Wine school brings together a study of geography, history, climate, viticulture (growing of grapes) and viniculture (wine making). It is incredible how much information there is to know when you start to dig into this. I am excited to share this with you!