September 30, 2014

Grown In Serbia, Vinted In Maryland, Winner at Indy International

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At the recent 2014 Indy International Wine Competition a wine called “Russian Kiss” from Big Cork Vineyards in Maryland won Best of Class in the White Vinifera Blend category. Indy International is known for showcasing new and exciting wines, but bestowing such an honor on a wine made from experimental Eastern European grapes is highly unusual. (That four judges selected “Russian Kiss” as their … [Read more...]

March Warm Spell “Dark Cloud” for Midwest Grape Growers

Spring-like temperatures so soon in the year may be swell for joggers, but vineyard managers aren’t so thrilled. With June level temperatures forecast for the Midwest during the week of March 12, there are widespread concerns about early bud break. Next week’s forecast for St. Louis predicts highs from the upper 60s to the high 70s, and even the Twin Cities area expects a spike into the 60s … [Read more...]