March 28, 2017

Clark Smith Upbeat About Midwest Wine Industry

Clark Smith, winemaker, wine innovator and author, is one of the star speakers at Missouri’s upcoming Midwest Grape & Wine Conference in St. Charles. As editor of Appellation America he also keeps a close eye on emerging grape varieties and has a particular interest in the hybrid grapes grown in the Midwest. The California based Smith comes to this year’s conference excited about the future … [Read more...]

Alternative Grapes Center Stage at 2015 Midwest Wine Conference

Wines made from more than twenty little known grape varieties will be unveiled and tasted at the upcoming Midwest Grape and Wine Conference in St. Charles, Missouri. Among those due to tickle the palates of conference participants, about five originally bred by the legendary 19th century viticulturalist, Thomas Volnay Munson.“The Munson varieties are one example among many of emerging, hidden … [Read more...]

2015 Previews for Midwest Wine Conferences

It's that time of year again, and we're not talking about the Holidays.  Yes, Midwest wine fans, it's time to check your snow tires and find your white rabbit ushanka, cause it's Midwest Wine Conference season.This year, it would be technically possible to attend all the Midwestern wine conferences, although the Michigan and Nebraska events overlap.  Some wine conferences, like the Michigan … [Read more...]