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Sunday, October 29, 2006

3,400 Wineries from the sky

Appelation America has two distinct things about it's site.

First, it is easily the most eye-hurting, overly busy site I've seen in quite some time. It looks like GeoCities circa 1997.

Second, they're doing some fantastic work spreading the word of "
Terroir"that every wine writer seems to be freaking out about these days. They're doing it by making it so you can look up an appellation and see a map of the region as well as get a short synopsis of what that region is about. A very handy tool for learning the characteristics of an area.

A lot of the images are like the one here but they are starting to upload more and more satellite photos of the appellations.

Appelation America