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【娱乐艺术】华盛顿州发展成为葡萄酒业的力量 Washington State Growing into a Force in Wine Industry

1,000 wineries this year, and that growth is likely to continue.

Maryhill Winery is part of that growth. The business makes 60 kinds of wine. It recently opened tasting rooms for its products in the cities of Spokane and Vancouver, Washington. It also is in the process of opening a tasting room just outside Seattle.

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今年有1000家酒厂,而且这种增长可能会持续下去。

玛丽希尔酒庄是这一增长的一部分。该企业生产60种葡萄酒。它最近在斯波坎市和华盛顿温哥华市开设了品酒室。它还正在西雅图附近开设品酒室。


"Our timing was great," Craig Leuthold told The Associated Press. "Washington wine has really increased in popularity."

The state of Washington has become a force in the wine industry. It has the second-highest number of wineries in the United States, after California. But California, which has around 3,700 wineries, remains a much bigger part of the industry than any other state. It sells more than $40 billion worth of wine nationwide.


“我们的时机很棒,”克雷格·洛伊特霍尔德(Craig Leuthold)告诉美联社。 “华盛顿葡萄酒的受欢迎程度确实提高了。”

华盛顿州已成为葡萄酒业的一支力量。它拥有美国第二大酒庄,仅次于加利福尼亚。但是加利福尼亚州拥有大约3,700个酒庄,仍然是该产业中比任何其他州都要大得多的部分。它在全国范围内销售价值超过400亿美元的葡萄酒。

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Within the United States, wines from California are the top sellers, followed by wines from Australia and Italy. Steve Warner noted that Washington finished in fourth place. Warner is president of Washington State Wine, the industry's trade group.

在美国,来自加利福尼亚的葡萄酒是最畅销的,其次是来自澳大利亚和意大利的葡萄酒。史蒂夫·沃纳(Steve Warner)指出,华盛顿排名第四。华纳是华盛顿州葡萄酒行业的贸易集团总裁。


"More Washington wine is sold in the United States than French wine," he said.

The state's wine industry earns about $2.4 billion a year and adds more than $7 billion a year to the state's economy, Warner said.


他说:“华盛顿出售的葡萄酒比法国出售的葡萄酒还要多。”

华纳说,该州的葡萄酒业每年赚取约24亿美元,并为该州的经济增加超过70亿美元。


Washington's wines are always highly rated, he added.

"We are competing against wine regions with 28 generations of winemakers, who were doing it before America was a country."

Warner noted most of the industry's success comes from the state's climate and soils. Grapes, the small round fruit used to make wine, like long sunny days and cool nights.


他补充说,华盛顿的葡萄酒总是受到高度评价。

“我们正在与28代酿酒师竞争葡萄酒产区,他们在美国成为一个国家之前就已经这样做了。”

华纳指出,该行业的大部分成功都来自该州的气候和土壤。 葡萄,一种小的圆形水果,用于酿造葡萄酒,如漫长的晴天和凉爽的夜晚。

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Grape growers in the central and eastern part of Washington enjoy those conditions. The area also gets little rainfall compared with other grape-growing regions, which is a plus, said Warner.

Thomas Henick-Kling is director of the wine studies and grape growing program at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. He said the state still has plenty of available land at reasonable prices in wine country.


华盛顿中部和东部的葡萄种植者享有这些条件。华纳说,与其他葡萄种植区相比,该地区的降雨也很少。

托马斯·海尼克·克林(Thomas Henick-Kling)是华盛顿州普尔曼市华盛顿州立大学葡萄酒研究和葡萄种植计划的主任。他说,葡萄酒产区,该州仍有大量土地,价格合理。


The land being set aside for wineries is expanding. Twenty years ago, there were fewer than 10,000 hectares of grapes. Today there are nearly 24,000 hectares.

Washington also has skilled farmers and winemakers, graduates of winemaking programs at several local colleges, Henick-Kling said.


留给酿酒厂的土地正在扩大。二十年前,葡萄不到10,000公顷。今天有近24,000公顷。

华盛顿还拥有熟练的农民和酿酒师,还有几所当地大学的酿酒专业毕业生。


Washington's growth is no surprise, as the number of wineries and wine consumption continue to grow in the United States.

Jens Hansen retired from the U.S. Air Force, moved to the Seattle area and decided to become a winemaker.


华盛顿的增长不足为奇,因为美国的酿酒厂和葡萄酒消费量持续增长。

延斯·汉森(Jens Hansen)从美国空军退休,搬到西雅图地区,并决定成为酿酒师。


Hansen received the 1,000th active license to operate a wine business. He now owns the Uva Furem winery in the city of Maple Valley.

"I feel like the Washington wine community is a lot like the Air Force in that everyone looks out for each other," he said.


汉森获得了经营葡萄酒业务的第1000个有效许可证。他现在在枫谷市拥有Uva Furem酒厂。

他说:“我觉得华盛顿的葡萄酒界很像空军,因为每个人都互相看待。”


About 70 grape varieties are grown in the state, with the most popular red wines being cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Chardonnay and white Riesling are the most common white wines.

Most of Washington's wineries are fairly small


But Steve Warner said that more investors from outside the state are joining the industry. It also helps that Washington has long had a lot of wealthy people who work for companies like Boeing, Microsoft and Amazon and have money to invest.


该州种植了大约70个葡萄品种,其中最受欢迎的红酒是赤霞珠和美乐。霞多丽和雷司令白葡萄酒是最常见的白葡萄酒。

华盛顿的大多数酒厂都很小。

但史蒂夫·沃纳(Steve Warner)表示,来自该州以外的更多投资者正在加入该行业。这也有助于华盛顿长期以来拥有很多有钱人,他们为波音,微软和亚马逊等公司工作,并且有钱进行投资。


重点词汇:

Words in This Story:

winery– n. a place where wine is made

region(s) – n.a part of a country or of the world that is different or separate from other parts in some way

graduate(s) – n.a person who has earned a degree or diploma from a school, college, or university

consumption– n.the act of eating or drinking something

license– n.an official document or card that gives you permission to do, use, or have something

varieties– n.a particular kind of person or thing


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