The Wild Vine
The Wild Vine by Todd Kliman is an incredible tale of an unknown grape, an un-recognized pioneer in viticulture history, and an un-traditional wine maker producing notable wine in Virginia. Yes, Virginia, where our oenophile founding father Thomas Jefferson tried unsuccessfully to make more than good juice. Jenni McCloud is making great Norton wine in a state where TJ couldn’t. Part history, part mystery, and a wonderful account of the state of wine-making in the United States, we learn how modern science and agriculture practice is now making wine-growing possible in every corner of the US. Even wine experts will learn something, but the novice won’t be lost in esoteric wine knowledge.