April marks the start of my new gig as a regular contributor to Forbes online. I cover wine-at-work with special attention to growers and makers. I’m focused on wine and food creators – with culture, community, ecology, and travel pivotal to the stories.
I found it appropriate to ring the starting bell with a gust of wind from Petaluma Gap, America’s newest designated wine region:
Everyone knows that grapes are an essential ingredient for wine, but one natural — and unexpected — element is helping a newly designated wine region in California rise to prominence.
“The Petaluma Gap is a special area for the following reason: the wind,” says Ana Keller, director of Keller Estate. “Yes, it is an AVA based on wind patterns.”