“Locavores Drink Local” at Kendall College Photos
August 20, 2012
On July 30th, the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association and the Illinois Stewardship Alliance hosted “Locavores Drink Local” at the Kendall College River Works Campus in Chicago. Illinois varietals were paired with foods created by students and faculty in the Kendall College culinary program. The Kendall College School of Culinary Arts has 12 professional grade commercial kitchens and a Zagat rated and Michelin Guide recommended fine dining restaurant that is open to the public.
In addition to Kendall College, Locavores Drink Local events were also held during 2012 at Rend Lake College in Ina, Illinois, Illinois Central College in East Peoria and Lincoln Land College in Springfield.
Kelly Kniewel, co-owner, Fresh Coast Distributors and Mark Ganchiff, publisher, Midwest Wine Press
Tags: Brad Beam IllinoisChristina Anderson-HellerGreg Fisher Wild BlossomIllinois Grape Growers and Vintners AssociationIllinois WineJoe MonasteroKelly KniewelRichard Faltz
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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