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When Washington Governor Christine Gregoire took a shot at the California wine industry Monday, she got a big laugh from supporters. But as it turns out, there may not be a whole lot of validity to her statement.
According to a study released in February and commissioned by the Virginia Wine Board, the state's wine industry saw growth in nearly every facet of its economy from 2005 to 2010, the scope of the study, including a 106 percent increase in the industry's economic impact on the state and a 50 percent rise in jobs.
The collective wisdom of Washington state's wine producers can be crushed down to just a three-word inquiry: What economic recession?Since 2007, the annual contribution by Washington wineries to the state economy has almost tripled, from $3 billion to $8.6 billion
For more than a decade, the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation in Monterey County has been building its reputation for dramatic pinot noirs. And this relatively young area continues to evolve and improve.