Full Extent of Winter Damage Becoming Apparent
You hear a lot of people in the Midwest complain about how cold it was last winter. But unless you spent the winter around or above 45 degrees north, you have nothing to complain about compared to folks who truly live “up north.” (Apologies to our Canadian readers, I don’t know how you do it.)
Not surprisingly, the upcoming harvest at the northern limits of Midwest viticulture does not look good. The Minneapolis Star Tribune recently ran a well researched story about how the wine grapes are progressing at this stage of the growing season. It’s not a pretty picture. But it’s only one year, and as we’ve reported recently, some of the world’s leading grape growing regions have taken it on the chin during 2014.