September 20, 2017

Frontenac Blanc’s Promising Future

Frontenac blanc, a mutation of Frontenac gris, is the latest member of the Frontenac grape family. Viticulture experts say the variety was first observed in Quebec during 2005 and that the mutation was probably taking place at several Canadian and Minnesota vineyards at roughly the same time.The parent grape, Frontenac, was introduced by the University of Minnesota in 1996. This dark … [Read more...]

Katie Cook’s Recipe for Increased Marquette Tannins

In her latest Enology blog post,  University of Minnesota researcher Katie Cook explains how whole cluster fermentation can increase tannins in Marquette.   There are some caveats,  so please see for more details. … [Read more...]