What is U.S. Wine Culture? No, really I want to know!

After seeing all the hullabaloo surrounding a 'royal birth', I started thinking about what influence Europe has on US wines and US wine culture. 

Ok.   To be honest, I've been thinking about it before the Duchess of Cambridge got to the hospital, but I really do want to know:

Do you believe there is a real US Wine Culture already?

What will it look like in 10 years?  50 years?

What about Euro wine culture should we keep, what should we lose, and what have we misinterpreted completely?

My answers below: