It used to be that when people thought about wine tasting, they thought about swirling expensive glasses while snacking on brie in Napa Valley. It was a boujee, sophisticated weekend activity reserved for wealthy couples and the occasional bachelorette party. Now, literally every state in America has a wine region, even Alaska. So while the image of high-class leisure may be a bit diluted, the experience is far more accessible.
Granted, some states do it better than others. You’ll still find a lot more options in California or Washington than you will in, say, Mississippi. But no matter where you live, you’re never more than a few hours from a wine producing region. Even if you can’t tell a Cab Franc from a cab fare, you can still pretend to be an expert at one of these destinations — the best wine tasting destinations in all 50 states.