September 21, 2017

New Grape Varieties Thrive in Eastern Iowa

According to Google, Eureka, Iowa has a population of 88. That makes the local Eureka newspaper story about local wines even more impressive. The reporter spoke with Paul Tabor of Tabor Home Winery about what he sees as the future of Iowa wine.  He also interviewed master somm Doug Frost from Kansas City.

Towards the end of the story, an unannounced Mr. or Mrs. “Booze” enters the article, seemingly from outer space. Perhaps Mr. or Mrs. Booze was also on hand to provide a little inspiration while the article was being written?

See: New Grape Varieties Thrive in Eastern Iowa


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.