Top Seven Stories For 2014
2014 was another record readership year for Midwest Wine Press. Below are the seven most popular stories of the past year based on total page views as of December 14th.
1. Game Changer Grape is a Little Pearl by Piero Spada
Midwest Wine Press was the first publication to write about Petite Pearl- the red hybrid grape from Minnesota breeder Tom Plocher. The popularity of this article speaks volumes about the enthusiasm and promise of Petite Pearl.
We’ve now been statistically tracking Midwest wine growth trends for the for three years. This year, we added rankings of the acres of grapes under cultivation by state.
The winter wine conferences are a great mix of education and wine party. Midwest Wine Press is the place to go for news about 2015 Midwest Wine Conferences too.
4. Ozonated Water Replacing Chemicals in More Vineyards by Danny Wood
We’ve been covering sustainable vineyard practices since Midwest Wine Press was founded in 2011. This story stirred considerable debate about using ozone to combat vineyard pests.
5. Solving the Distribution Dilemma at Small Wineries by Jamie Cox.
Jamie Cox, a practicing attorney in Jefferson City, Missouri has been writing a popular column in Midwest Wine Press since 2012. She has a talent for turning regulations into plain English, as demonstrated in this article which ran at the beginning of 2014.
6. Frontenac Blanc’s Promising Future by Danny Wood
Another groundbreaking viticulture story by our Kansas City based writer and editor. When it comes to reporting on new grapes, Danny is the best in the business.
7 . More Women Making Wine In the Midwest by Rebecca Ritz
Engaging interviews with Christine Lawlor-White of Galena Cellars, Karen Hand of Blue Sky, Phyllis Meagher of Meramec Vineyards and Nicole Sifford of Indian Hills explain how these women make some of the best wine in the Midwest.