Keeping the Wine Flowing

Posted November 21, 2007 at 1:29pm

A bartender fills a glass at a Nov. 15 tasting hosted by the Congressional Wine Caucus to celebrate the new book “Wine Across America: A Photographic Road Trip.” Photographer Charles O’Rear and author Daphne Larkin attended the reception, mingling with lawmakers and sampling some of the wine on hand. The California husband-wife team visited only 40 of the 50 states in making the book, but they highlighted wine production in all 50. With winemaking so widespread, every Member of Congress has an interest in the industry, Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) said.