Category: Illinois

A Word About Wine Writing 0

A Word About Wine Writing

Confucius said the beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name.  That’s especially true when it comes to writing and speaking about wine.  Enology and viticulture is full of confusing terminology....

USS Illinois Christened With Illinois Sparkling 0

USS Illinois Christened With Illinois Sparkling

What better way is there to christen the Navy’s newest submarine, the USS Illinois, than with bubbly produced in the state from where it derived its name? On October 10, 2015, the USS Illinois...

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Young Couple Triumphs at Starview Vineyards

Attracting millennials is a goal for most wineries.  At Starview Vineyards on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, appealing to younger customers comes naturally. Winery co-owners Brett Morrison, 30, and Regina Morrison 29, are not...

Illinois Nuns Won’t Get Their Winery 0

Illinois Nuns Won’t Get Their Winery

In a story we’ve been following for a while, the neo-prohibitionist Mc Henry County Board has rejected the winery application of Fraternite of Notre Dame, a religious order formed in 1977. You might recall that...

Sleepy Creek Vineyards For Sale 0

Sleepy Creek Vineyards For Sale

Joe Taylor, the owner of Sleepy Creek Vineyards in Central Illinois, has decided put the winery up for sale. Taylor said the winery is profitable at its current production of 7,000 gallons per year. ...

Wine Competition Winners in the Midwest 0

Wine Competition Winners in the Midwest

Listed below are the top award winners for the major Midwestern Wine Competitions. The Cold Climate Wine Competition in Minnesota winners can be accessed by clicking the link below.  It’s heartening to see so...

Mc Henry County Fighting Nun’s Winery 0

Mc Henry County Fighting Nun’s Winery

From the Drinks Business we bring you another effort by the backwards element in McHenry, Illinois to block a winery from opening.  This time the county is fighting the Fraternite of Notre Dame, a...