Micro Distillery Opens in Southern Illinois Wine Country
March 13, 2013
According to the Southern Illinoisan, the first micro-distillery has opened near the popular Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Grand River Spirits in Carbondale is owned by Karen Binder, who was formerly the executive director of the Illinois Grape and Wine Resources Council. Funding for this state organization to improve Illinois grape growing ended in 2004 and it was disbanded.
For more information on Grand River Spirits see: http://thesouthern.com/business/southern-illinois-plays-the-booze/article_2faed314-894a-11e2-a79c-0019bb2963f4.html
See related story: More Midwest Wineries Adding Distilled Spirits
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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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