Interview with Katie Cook, U of MN’s Rising Star

Mark Ganchiff

Mark Ganchiff is the publisher of Midwest Wine Press, the leading source of news on the growing wine industry in the central United States. Mark has been a wine judge at the 2012 and 2014 INDY International Wine Competition, the 2014 Cold Climate Wine Competition, the 2013 Mid-American Wine Competition, the 2012 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition and the 2013 Michigan Wine Competition. He also enjoys speaking at wine events including the Cold Climate Wine Conference, the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association Annual Meeting, the Midwest Grape and Wine Conference and the Wisconsin Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Mark's articles about regional wine have appeared in Vineyard & Winery Management, WineMaker and several regional magazines. Mark is a Level One Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers. He lives in Louisville, but also has a residence in Chicago.

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  1. Matt Paris says:

    Ms. Cook,

    Congratulations on your burgeoning success. This is less of a comment than a solicitation for your professional advice. We live in Wisconsin, zone 4. I am considering planting Marquette grapes for wine, but understand the wine usually requires amelioration with a different varietal. What other varietal should I plant…one that renders higher acidity?

    Thank you so much for your time. I haven’t been able to find a suitable answer to date.