July 23, 2017

What Happened to SouthWestern Ohio Wine?

The Ohio Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA) follows the river along the bottom of Ohio and extends into Kentucky and Indiana. It’s the second largest AVA, but wineries are positioned sparsely throughout the viticultural area. In the decades before prohibition, this region was one of America’s largest producers of wine, but what are they doing now? I did a little research and placed a few … [Read more...]

Take An Interstate 80 Midwest Wine Tour

A common thread stitching together the Midwest states is Interstate 80 (I-80) which connects the Midwest to both coasts.  I-80 pushes like a needle through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska, zipping past Great Lakes, crossing rivers, plunging into valleys and crossing plains.Wine lovers who travel I-80, sampling local wines as they go, can see for themselves how each state’s … [Read more...]

2013 Ohio Wine Competition Results

Here are the results of the 2013 Ohio Wine Competition:Best of Show:  2011 Grand River Cellars Vidal Blanc Ice Wine Grand River CellarsBest Fruit Wine: Brandeberry Winery Blackberry Wine Brandeberry WineryBest Red Wine:  2011 Valley Vineyards Cabernet Franc Valley Vineyards Winery & BreweryBest White Wine:  2012 Ferrante Winery Vidal Blanc Ferrante Winery & … [Read more...]