California is not quaking in its boots, but you may be interested to know that Oklahoma's Grape Industry Council can count among its members almost 50 wineries. And The Drinks Business reports that the council, along with Oklahoma State University (OSU), is undertaking a project to craft a red wine and white wine blend that can be served at the Governor's table when visiting dignitaries are feted.
Some of the wines the Governor has already received, both blends and single-grape:
- An off-dry wine from Plymouth Valley Cellars composed of Niagra, Riesling, and Gewürztraminer
- A dry blend of Chardonnay, Riesling, and Muscat Canelli from Canadian River Winery
- Woods & Waters Malbec
- Canadian River Winery Merlot
OSU's William McGlynn sums it up: “The project gives exposure to the good wines in Oklahoma. The more people who know about your wine, the more people will buy it.”