Category: Lifestyle

MO Grape Conference: The Dangers of Brix Fixation 0

MO Grape Conference: The Dangers of Brix Fixation

I’m just back from attending half a day of the Missouri University Grape and Wine Institute’s (GWU) 2016 Show Me Grape and Wine Conference and Symposium in Columbia. This three-day event is the first...

Tom Plocher’s New Grapes Are Spreading 0

Tom Plocher’s New Grapes Are Spreading

University grape breeding programs – like Cornell and Minnesota- grab a lot of attention. But private grape breeders continue to develop many of the grapes that are used to make cold hardy wines. One...

2016 Midwest Wine Conference Schedule 0

2016 Midwest Wine Conference Schedule

Here are the Midwest Wine Conferences in chronological order.  Some Conferences have not released agendas or speakers yet, so please check back periodically.  This article will be updated as more information becomes available. Heartland...

US Versus Europe Taste Off at VitiNord ’15 0

US Versus Europe Taste Off at VitiNord ’15

The 2015 VitiNord International Viticulture & Enology Conference is taking place from 11-14 November in Nebraska City. This year, the leading event focusing on the latest advances in cold hardy grape growing and winemaking...

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...

Burgundy Flair in Michigan: Dablon Winery Debuts 0

Burgundy Flair in Michigan: Dablon Winery Debuts

If I had to use one word to describe Dablon Vineyards and Winery, it would be refined.  The winery and vineyard does an impressive job of mixing old world winemaking with modern style and...

Would You Like A State Funded Wine Organization? 0

Would You Like A State Funded Wine Organization?

The state funded wine organizations, like those in Missouri, Indiana and Michigan, can be a tremendous boost to their local wine industries because of the marketing help and education they can provide to winemakers....

Dry Rosé – A Midwest Wine Industry Game Changer? 1

Dry Rosé – A Midwest Wine Industry Game Changer?

In the Midwest it’s sweeter wine that pays the winery bills. Unlike the east and west coasts, a clear majority of tasting room customers in our part of the world prefer to drink the sweet stuff. They have...

Vote Here to Name New Red Grape 0

Vote Here to Name New Red Grape

Carlos Creek Winery in Alexandria, Minnesota is asking for wine drinkers’ help with naming two new highly anticipated red wine varieties developed by the renowned grape breeder Tom Plocher. The two new grapes are...