On this week’s The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we chat with author Jessica Dupuy. She recently wrote a book called The Wines of the Southwest USA. It covers the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. We discuss these regions and learn more about her publication.
Please note – we held the release of the podcast version of this and a few other great shows (last one – on to new 2021 shows!) so that they could be included in the relaunch of The Nitty Grits Podcast Network – the podcast network connected to the Southern Food and Beverage Museum and the National Food and Beverage Foundation.
Pictured above – Jessica Dupuy, author of Wines of the Southwest USA on the wine industries in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas.
The NOLADrinks Show – Wines of the Southwest USA – Dec20Ep6
In our featured interview, we speak with author, Jessica Dupuy. She is based in Austin, Texas and writes on various topics including food, wine, spirits, and the people connected to those things. She recently published a book, The Wines of the Southwest USA.
The book covers the wine regions found in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. Though many of us may not be familiar with the wines and the wine industry in these four states, there are a lot of exciting things happening in each. We discuss the book, the challenges in putting it together, and give you a snapshot of the places it covers.
It is a fascinating conversation discussing these regions. Each has a long-standing history of winemaking, which we discuss. But it has only been in recent years, for the most part, that their respective industries have grown and made great strides in both quality and approach.
We talk about how the industry in each state has developed. This includes touching on the journeys they have taken to produce good wines based on a better understanding of their terroir, learning from other regions, and taking advantage of their realities. Additionally, we chat about the market for these wines (in all four states, the vast majority of the wine is consumed locally) and what the current landscape looks like.
Along the way, we learn about Jessica’s background and talk about the book. It is an excellent guide that informs readers on the regions, terroir, and producers. It is a terrific resource for those looking to explore these up-and-coming winemaking states!
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