September 20, 2017

Cosmic Wines from Southwest Michigan

Joe Herman, proprietor of Karma Vista Winery believes he has the best job on the planet. As he puts it, "If I pour myself into my work, at the end of the day, I can pour my work into myself!"Joe knows what he's talking about. As the sixth generation owner of the family farm, he feels his stewardship is a proud tradition to be passed on to new generations of grape growers and winemakers."My … [Read more...]

Carlos Creek Helping to Name New Grape

Carlos Creek Winery in Alexandria, Minnesota is asking for wine drinkers' help with naming two new highly anticipated red wine varieties developed by the renowned grape breeder Tom Plocher. ┬áThe two new grapes are currently known only as T.P. 1-1-34 and T.P. 2-11-17.But that's about to change. One hundred┬ápotential names have been submitted already, according to Tamara Bredeson of Carlos … [Read more...]

Petite Pearl in the Bottle at Paralell 44

According to Steve Johnson at Parallel 44 Winery in Kewaunee, Wisconsin, the first commercial wine made from the new Petite Pearl Grape was bottled at the end of April. "You can't really compare Petite Pearl to vinifera," Johnson said. "However, the wine does have Syrah like qualities. It also has good tannins and structure and I think there is potential for aging."Parallel 44 produced 25 … [Read more...]