Thomas Jefferson’s Wine Legacy: America's First Wine Connoisseur

on 02/07/10 at 6:45 pm


Jefferson believed whole-heartedly that, “We could, in the United States, make as great a variety of wines as are made in Europe, not exactly of the same kinds, but doubtless as good.” However, it was not until almost 200 years later that America would begin to live the viticultural vision that Jefferson had embraced so early on.

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