September 20, 2017

“Midwest Winery Dog of the Year” Contest Now Accepting Photos

What’s the first thing a visitor usually sees at a Midwest Winery?  Dogs are the unofficial greeters at many Midwest wineries so Midwest Wine Press is having a contest for the Midwest Winery Dog of the Year.

Please email a picture of  your favorite winery dog with his or her name to the email address below.  Please also include the name of the winery.  The photo will be included in the upcoming Midwest Wine Press feature, “Winery Dogs of the Midwest.”  The top three photos as selected by reader voting will receive a framed “Midwest Winery Dog of the Year” certificate.   Please email your photo to:  [email protected]



About Mark Ganchiff

Mark Ganchiff is the publisher of Midwest Wine Press, the leading source of news on the growing wine industry in the central United States. Mark has been a wine judge at the 2012 and 2014 INDY International Wine Competition, the 2014 Cold Climate Wine Competition, the 2013 Mid-American Wine Competition, the 2012 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition and the 2013 Michigan Wine Competition. He also enjoys speaking at wine events including the Cold Climate Wine Conference, the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association Annual Meeting, the Midwest Grape and Wine Conference and the Wisconsin Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Mark’s articles about regional wine have appeared in Vineyard & Winery Management, WineMaker and several regional magazines.
Mark is a Level One Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers. He lives in Louisville, but also has a residence in Chicago.