September 21, 2017

The Global Influence of Midwest Wine

Dionysus (also called Bacchus) is the well-known god of grapes. What's not so well-known about Dionysus is that he had a tough time fitting in with the other gods.  His mother was a mortal and his father was Zeus, king of the gods, which made him a foreigner wherever he went.In many respects, Midwestern wine is like Dionysus, something of an outcast but also historically significant. … [Read more...]

New Minnesota Wine Tour Company Knits the Road

GetKnit has put together the newest Midwest wine event with their St. Croix River Valley Wine Tour which kicked off on Sunday, April 7.  At $65 per person, the day trip (10:30am-5:30pm) includes a scenic tour of St. Croix Vineyards, Northern Vineyards, and Chateau St. Croix Winery and Vineyard with the tasting of 15 different wines.  The cost also covers a pasta and salad lunch at Luna Rossa Wine … [Read more...]

Cedar Creek Winery Open House

On March 16th and 17th, Cedar Creek Winery hosted an open house that included Wisconsin product samplings from several artisan Wisconsin cheese makers and butchers. Cedar Creek Winery is located in the sleepy town of Cedarburg, about 25 minutes outside of Milwaukee. It is the sister winery of Wisconsin’s largest winery, Wollersheim, which won 2012 Winery of the Year at San Diego International … [Read more...]

Have Midwest Wine Press Speak at Your Next Event

Midwest Wine Press publisher Mark Ganchiff  loves Midwest wine.  Now he's developed an entertaining presentation highlighting the colorful history of Midwest wine along with details of the exciting new wines from the region's top wineries.Did you know that the first commercial vineyard in the United States was in Kentucky? Or that the first wine grape grower in northern California got his … [Read more...]

Wisconsin Wine Tour Company Grows for 2013

After starting operations in 2012, Wisconsin's only winery tour company is expanding and changing its name. This spring, Wisconsin Wine and Beer Tours - formerly Midwest Winery Travel - will be increasing the number of tours to Wisconsin wineries and breweries, according to company owner Heather Harrison."My goal is to help promote the wine industry in Wisconsin, provide entertaining and … [Read more...]

Chicago Wine Tour Company Expanding

Evanston Cellars is expanding its guided Midwestern wine trail tours leaving from Chicago because of increased demand according to company president, Dileep Gangolli."We started with tours of wineries in and around the The Illinois River Wine Trail this summer," Gangolli said.  "Those tours sold out, so we began excursions to North and West Suburban Chicago wineries.  Now, we're expanding to … [Read more...]