As you can see from the map above, there
are two sweet spots generally between the 30th and 50th parallels
(in both hemispheres) where grapes flourish. These are areas where
the growing season is long enough to ripen fruit, but not so hot
that the grapes lose all their acidy zing in the heat. We're used
to wine being a staple of western civilization, but grapes are grown
in all manner of cultures, from China to Kenya. Virtually every
state in the U.S. has some manner of wine industry, though the big
players are California, Washington, Oregon and New York.
To zoom in to the Northwest U.S., where Life in Vine takes place,
or on the target on the map.