Tuesday, March 15, 2011

USA Today Raves About Delaware Wine and Ale Trail

Mid-summer last year a new wine trail was opened in Delaware that linked the states wineries and breweries. The result? A fantastic time!
“Tourism employs 38,000 Delawareans, and small businesses – like our breweries and wineries – are driving job creation,” said Delaware Governor Jack Markell. “The Wine and Ale Trail is a great example of how government, industry and other organizations can join forces to develop business and enhance the local community.”

The Delaware Wine and Ale Trail was created by a coalition initiated by the Delaware Tourism Office to capitalize on the growing craft brew and wine industries. The Trail encompasses a collection of wineries and breweries where visitors can enjoy and learn about Delaware’s distinctive craft brews and award-winning wines.

“A 1.7 trillion dollar business, travel and tourism is one of the most prominent and reliable industries in the nation,” says Linda Parkowski, Director of Tourism. “Enticing out-of-state visitors to Delaware can improve the local economy and enhance job creation.”

Another state that gets it, and is promoting its wine and brewing industry to promote tourism and revenues.

USA Today raved about the trail...read the article here...