NPR: Frontenac Blanc Bottled in New York
May 16, 2013
Today, National Public Radio did a national four-minute segment on cold climate grapes and wine! Considering NPR reaches 19 million people per month, today’s radio segment by David Sommerstein is probably the largest public relations plug ever for cold hardy wines. (Some of his facts about Frontenac don’t sound exactly correct, but who’s nitpicking such a great report?)
NPR also broke a piece of news in the report: Coyote Moon Vineyards in Clayton, New York has the first commercial Frontenac blanc for sale. (The University of Minnesota, who developed the grape, does not capitalize the “b” in “blanc” but Coyote Moon does. Midwest Wine would like to propose that the second word in all grape names be capitalized.)
Take a listen at: http://www.npr.org/2013/05/16/184399442/researchers-dont-wine-about-cold-weather-their-grapes-thrive
Tags: Frontenac BlancNorthern Grapes Project
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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