By Kori ~ November 2nd, 2009.
For years, Iâ€™ve had friends tell me that they canâ€™t find the great Washington State wines that I tell them about where they live. So with the help of Wine-Searcher.com and a lot of legwork, Iâ€™ve set out on a mission to prove them wrong. And until today, I had.
This is the third in a series of posts to help you find great Washington State wines in the major cities and areas all around the country. The first post in the series featured New York City, and the second featured Chicago. Today, Iâ€™m searching for Washington State wine in the Atlanta area.
Hereâ€™s the format: To be selected, a store first has to have a Wine-Searcher.com rating of 4 or higher on a scale of 1 to 5 for customer service, reliability, etc. Next, it has to stock Washington State wines that we really like. Finally, they need to be an online retailer as well, so that if you donâ€™t live close enough to the store to drop in, you can still purchase their wines.
If there is an abundance of great Washington State wine available in Atlanta, or even in the state of Georgia for that matter, I canâ€™t find it. The best selection I found that almost fit our criteria was at the Smoke Rise Bottle Shoppe in Stone Mountain, Georgia. And even here, it was mostly value wines, not truly any great wines, and it was not that easy to even find these on their website.
In contrast to New York and Chicago, Atlanta doesnâ€™t seem to have as vibrant a wine community. I wish it was different, because I really like Atlanta as a city, but I believe that we owe it to you, our readers, to tell it like it is. Stay tuned as we move on to Houston, Texas, next month in our quest for great Washington State wines around the USA.
Filed under: American Wine, Great Washington State Wine Available in (City), Washington State Wine