Will Wine Tourists Become Weed Tourists?

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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4 Responses

  1. Mark: Just wondering if you plan on attending the Wisconsin annual wine fruit and vegiable conferance next weekend sunday and monday. I do not knnow if you have attended in the past but it would be great to get more subscribers to your site.

    • Mark Ganchiff says:


      Yes, I will be a the Wisconsin Fruit and Vegetable Conference for the third year in a row. I’ll be speaking about regional wine trends in the Midwest.

      See you there,

      Mark G.

  2. I’m game for field testing this topic…. 🙂

    • Mark Ganchiff says:

      Pot may be like gambling, first you could only gamble in Nevada. Now there are casinos everywhere. What will be the first Midwest State to legalize pot? I would put my money on Wisconsin. (Or Illinois because we really need the money.)