Author: Karen Edwards

Should Wineries Be Craft Brewers Too? 1

Should Wineries Be Craft Brewers Too?

Diversifying product lines is a smart business move. But ask any of the increasing number of winery owners who have recently started to make beer and/or spirits as well as wine why they did...

Take An Interstate 80 Midwest Wine Tour 0

Take An Interstate 80 Midwest Wine Tour

A common thread stitching together the Midwest states is Interstate 80 (I-80) which connects the Midwest to both coasts.  I-80 pushes like a needle through Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska, zipping past Great...

More Ohio Wineries Adding Distilleries 0

More Ohio Wineries Adding Distilleries

In 2011, Ohio passed a law, House Bill 243, which did several things to improve the lives of the state’s imbibers. The bill allowed distilleries, for the first time, to: Exist in counties with a...

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Fertile Market For New Ohio Cider Makers

With nearly 20 cider houses producing hard cider in Michigan, it seems Ohio , with just three cider-producers, offers a bushel-full of opportunity (and little competition) to anyone wishing to open a cider operation...

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Markko Gouda Cheese Shows Great Pumace

Wanting to give his blue cheeses a more complex, nuanced flavor than most other blue cheeses, the owner of Oregon’s Rogue Creamery turned to a nearby vineyard, Carpenter Hill Winery, and asked for leaves...

Imed Dami’s Ohio Winegrape Trials Update 2

Imed Dami’s Ohio Winegrape Trials Update

On February 21st, Dr. Imed Dami,  Associate Professor of Horticulture and Crop Science at OSU, updated participants of the Ohio Wine and Grape Conference on research findings of OSU’s “Winegrape Variety Evaluation Trials.”   Dami...

Ohio Grape and Wine Conference:  Making Good Wine from a Difficult Harvest 1

Ohio Grape and Wine Conference: Making Good Wine from a Difficult Harvest

Ohio’s 2011 growing season and harvest was one of the wettest on record. ‘It was the worst harvest I’ve seen in 30 years. We had 75 inches of rain,” says Nick Ferrante, owner and...