Slowing Wine Consumption Good For Cold Hardy Grapes

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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2 Responses

  1. G.Frey says:

    As one of a number of cold hardy grape growers in northern Michigan we have been saying for some time that getting a cab, Merlot, chardonnay,etc. is like going to a McDonald’s-they are everywhere around the world and pretty much the same-expand your taste bud horizons with a dry Marquette red wine!

  2. I was first introduced to mead at a medieval banquet and have loved it ever since. As a dessert wine it takes some beating, especially at the price. Recently, I have bought it from a retailer who sets up at various fairs in Kent, but since stocks are fast running low, I will have to order a couple of bottles online.