It is easy to get the impression that, apart from conventional practices, there are only two options available in viticulture: organic and biodynamic. However, there are other methods being developed.
Out of 170 Master Sommeliers in the world, 105 of them are in the United States. Of those, only one lives in Ohio. So for someone pursuing this coveted accreditation in a state unknown beyond the Great Lakes for its wines, what reason is there to stay? According to Chris Dillman, Ohio is exactly the place for him to carve his own market where little currently exists.