Cathal McBride: New World wines make a great American tale

Let’s cast an eye over the best wines being produced in California - and some less expected states - to mark July 4

Pasa Robles in central California: best known for red varieties such as cabernet sauvignon and merlot

This Monday marks the United States’ national holiday, when they celebrate their independence. Aside from the fireworks and festivities, July 4 presents us with an opportunity to cast a glance over the wines being produced there.

As I wrote about earlier this year, the vast majority of American wines are made in California. However, there are also plenty of high-quality examples from Oregon and New York. Wines from Washington state in the Pacific northwest have ...