Canary in a wine glass: Drinkers flock to islands' distinct wines

The San Francisco Chronicle

Four years ago, wine from the Canary Islands was unheard of in America. Unless you were one of the tourists who visit the archipelago each year, you might have assumed that quality grapes couldn't exist 80 miles off the southwestern coast of Morocco.

But these days, Canary Islands wines have become almost a constant in good Bay Area wine shops and restaurants, largely thanks to their sole American importer, Richmond's Jose Pastor.

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