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VINTAGES 3

Literally neighbours but

figuratively miles apart,

what

Washington

and

Oregon

share

is an aptitude for

cultivating and crafting

a varied palette of

tasteful wines.

Even though Oregon and Washington are side by side, the differences in their wine

scenes are night and day – or more accurately, wet and dry. One of them is a desert

that relies on river irrigation to grow 40 different wine varieties, while the other sits in

a marine rain corridor and sticks to a few grapes from Burgundy and Alsace. Here, we

parse the wine regions of the American Pacific Northwest.

STATES

OF

THE

ART