Author: Mark Ganchiff

Neighbors Pressure KC WInery to Close 0

Neighbors Pressure KC WInery to Close

At Midwest Wine Press, we get occasional emails from people who are thinking about starting wineries. Our 2012 story So You Want to Start a Winery summarizes a winery owner panel discussion at the Cold...

San Francisco Chronicle Rips Hybrid Wine Grapes 0

San Francisco Chronicle Rips Hybrid Wine Grapes

A story today in the San Francisco Chronicle has created a controversy for two words (or maybe it’s just one word?) that has been since removed from the article: Frankengrapes. As the story details,...

Ohio Seeks to Expand Farmer’s Market Wine Sales 0

Ohio Seeks to Expand Farmer’s Market Wine Sales

The Elyria Chronicle Telegram reports that a bill to expand wine sales at Ohio farmer’s is a step closer to passage.  In many Midwestern states the lobbying muscle of the liquor distribution industry has...

Top Five Stories of 2015 0

Top Five Stories of 2015

Midwest Wine Press continues to be the leading source of original reporting about the Midwest Wine Industry.  Since inception during 2011, more than 225,000 “users” have visited Midwest Wine Press, according to Google Analytics....

2015 Jefferson Cup Award Winners 0

2015 Jefferson Cup Award Winners

The Sixteenth Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition was held on November 19th, 2015.  This Competition focuses on wines that are thought to be the best examples of their region, style and variety.  Doug Frost,...

Biggest Wine Club in U.S. Is Based in Illinois 0

Biggest Wine Club in U.S. Is Based in Illinois

According to Crain’s Chicago Business, the biggest wine club in our nation is operated by Countryside, Illinois based Cooper’s Hawk Winery.  Cooper’s Hawk, which started in Orland Park (a Chicago suburb) during 2005 ,...

Consumer Wine Preferences Study Underway 0

Consumer Wine Preferences Study Underway

An updated, new version of an influential online survey for wine consumers is now open and the drive to get wine lovers from all across the US to partake is underway. This study is...

Michigan Winter Damage Report ’16 0

Michigan Winter Damage Report ’16

Growing Produce went to the recent Great Lakes Expo in Grand Rapids.  According to the Growing Produce report, the recent harsh winters hurt even some of the hybrid wine grapes. However, for the Great...

Santa Rosa Writer Likes Cold Hardy Wines 0

Santa Rosa Writer Likes Cold Hardy Wines

Sonoma County wine writer Dan Berger recently recounted his favorable experiences with cold hardy wines in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.  Berger tasted some Midwestern wines at the recent Grand Harvest Awards and noted...