May 27, 2017

Cold Climate Conf Photos and Report

The Minnesota Grape Growers Associaitons’s Cold Climate Conference wouldn’t be complete without the Winter Wine Fest.On February 5th 2016, 30 vineyards and wineries, along with a few cider makers, sampled their best local wines and hard ciders. The Winter Wine Fest was held at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. Alongside the wines and hard ciders were also a slew of … [Read more...]

Cold Climate Conference Photos

The Cold Climate Conference was held in Minneapolis for the first time this year from February 5th to February 7th. (The Conference was previously held in St. Paul.)Midwest Wine Press' Danny Wood gave a presentation on Midwestern State Wine Organizations  at the Conference. Long time contributor and St. Paul resident Theresa Preston also provided these awesome photos taken at the Winter Wine … [Read more...]

Cold Hardy Grape Documentary Debuts

The short-form documentary "Cold Climate Grapes Uncorked" premiered Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Sovereign Estate Vineyard and Winery in Waconia, Minnesota. The husband-and-wife team of Marcus and Emily Taplin launched a Kickstarter campaign to get funding to write, direct, and produce the documentary.  Emily is a television news reporter in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, while Marcus works for Fox Sports … [Read more...]

Midwest Wine Press Reviews Cold Climate Conference 2014

The Cold Climate Conference Winter Wine Fest was a delight for the senses.  Fabulous Minnesota wines from all over the state were served alongside delectable bites and samples of food from a wide variety of vendors.Held on February 21 at the Crowne Plaza in St. Paul, the Winter Wine Fest featured 12 food exhibitors alongside 26 wineries, showcasing the best fruits of their labor.Emily … [Read more...]