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Cold Climate Conference Photos

The Cold Climate Conference was held in Minneapolis for the first time this year from February 5th to February 7th. (The Conference was previously held in St. Paul.) Midwest Wine Press’ Danny Wood gave a...

John Marshall’s Favorite White Hybrid Grapes 6

John Marshall’s Favorite White Hybrid Grapes

I was invited to a wedding some years ago now, outside Phoenix, Arizona. Since I arrived in Arizona a day early, I was interested to see what the famous varieties of Europe might do...

Top Seven Stories For 2014 0

Top Seven Stories For 2014

2014 was another record readership year for Midwest Wine Press.  Below are the seven most popular stories of the past year based on total page views as of December 14th. 1. Game Changer Grape is...

New Wine Grape Coming From Univ Of Minnesota 1

New Wine Grape Coming From Univ Of Minnesota

The acclaimed University of Minnesota cold hardy grape breeding program will soon be announcing a new white wine grape, according to Peter Hemstad, at the University’s Horticultural Research Center near Minneapolis.  This new grape,...

New Film About Midwest Wine in Production 0

New Film About Midwest Wine in Production

More and more Midwestern states are producing high quality films about their state’s wine industries.  As reported in Midwest Wine Press,  professional film makers from Wisconsin and Kentucky have recently released new productions about...

VitiNord 2015 Location Announced 0

VitiNord 2015 Location Announced

The International Association of Northern Viticulture is proud to announce that the 2015 VitiNord International Conference will be held at the Lied Lodge & Conference Center in historic Nebraska City, Nebraska, November 11-14, 2015....

Northern Grapes Project Funding Extended 0

Northern Grapes Project Funding Extended

The Northern Grapes Project received an additional $2.6 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crops Research Initiative to complete the final two years of the multistate effort, which began in...

Seeing Glass at BeanBlossom Cider 1

Seeing Glass at BeanBlossom Cider

Back in the summer of ’11, one of my first “big” Midwest Wine Press interviews was with Bill Oliver of Oliver Winery.  I was excited and a little nervous to be interviewing the biggest...

How Well Does Midwest Wine Age? 1

How Well Does Midwest Wine Age?

Most of the wine purchased in the Midwest is consumed immediately or soon after purchase.  In my experience, the best wines from our region are made to be enjoyed as soon as possible. For...