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“Verterra” Winery Opens in Leland, Michigan 2

“Verterra” Winery Opens in Leland, Michigan

As reported in “Northwest Michigan’s Second Wave,”  Verterra Winery opened on the Leelanau Peninsula during Fall 2011.  Partners in the winery are retired pharmaceutical exec Paul Hamelin and Skip Telgard, owner of the Bluebird...

Chateau Grand Traverse Riesling Named “Top Wine” by Food and Wine Magazine 0

Chateau Grand Traverse Riesling Named “Top Wine” by Food and Wine Magazine

The 2010 Chateau Grand Traverse Whole Cluster Riesling was included in Food and Wine magazine’s top wines by editor Megan Krigbaum.  Food and Wine has a circulation of 375,000 and is one of the...

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Grand Rapids Wine Festival 2011 [VIDEO]

httpv://youtu.be/tMFNFBeb5YU   From Michigan By the Bottle: Is it any surprise that Michigan by The Bottle’s coverage of the 2011 Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival is light on the beer and...

First Wineries Receive Iowa Quality Seals 0

First Wineries Receive Iowa Quality Seals

As reported in MWP during October 2011,  Iowa has developed a Iowa Vintners Quality Alliance (IVQA) program modeled after the Canadian Vintners Quality Alliance which emphasizes terroir.   The IVQA is managed by Murli...

Jefferson Cup Award Winners Announced 0

Jefferson Cup Award Winners Announced

The Jefferson Cup Wine Invitational Competition winners have been announced.  The Jefferson Cup Invitational celebrated its twelfth year as the only competition that honors the best of the best among wineries from all of...

Kentucky Vineyard Society Receives Grant 0

Kentucky Vineyard Society Receives Grant

According to Lowell Land, President of the Kentucky Vineyard Society (KVS), the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board has awarded KVS a grant that will fund Dr. Tom Cottrell and two field viticultural assistants at the...

TTB Approves Names of Midwest Varietals 0

TTB Approves Names of Midwest Varietals

Effective November 28, 2011,  the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and  Trade Bureau approved the names of  certain varietals as requested by various breeders, vineyards and wineries in the Midwest.   Under the TTB ruling,...

Luedke Winery in Minn. Closes 0

Luedke Winery in Minn. Closes

The Princeton Union Eagle reported today that the owners of one Minnesota’s first vineyards have closed their winery.  Luedke Winery and Berry Farm closed this month, but the vineyard, which has been producing wine...