From Inside Indiana Business comes a report of a new vineyard technology company based in Lafayette, Indiana. The new company, VinSense, was developed by three members of the Purdue faculty. (Note: While judging the Indy International Wine Competition in 2014, I toured the part of Purdue’s campus devoted to technology and engineering. It’s like a piece of Silicon Valley in the middle of Northern Indiana.) The article explains how VinSense will be tested at Huber Orchard and Winery in Southern Indiana.
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.