Category: Lifestyle

Should Wineries Be Craft Brewers Too? 1

Should Wineries Be Craft Brewers Too?

Diversifying product lines is a smart business move. But ask any of the increasing number of winery owners who have recently started to make beer and/or spirits as well as wine why they did...

New Guide to Illinois Wines and Wineries 0

New Guide to Illinois Wines and Wineries

When visiting regional wineries, I like to taste wines made from local or estate grown grapes.  As we’ve discussed in Midwest Wine Press, it’s the locally grown wines that are the main draw for...

2014 Midwest Grape Production Rankings 3

2014 Midwest Grape Production Rankings

For the first time, Midwest Wine Press has tabulated wine grape production in the 11 state Midwest region. (Whenever possible, grape production figures include only wine grapes, although some states do not distinguish between...

NGP Analysis: How to Grow the Midwest Wine Industry 1

NGP Analysis: How to Grow the Midwest Wine Industry

Professor Bill Gartner from the University of Minnesota and a team of researchers have surveyed hundreds of wineries in the Midwest and northern USA. The survey is part of an ongoing study by a consortium...

Midwest Wineries Double Medal Count at Finger Lakes Competition 2

Midwest Wineries Double Medal Count at Finger Lakes Competition

Midwest wineries have won a considerable number of top medals at this year’s 2014 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, the second largest wine competition in the country. Compared to last year, our region more...

Midwest Wine Press Spreads Word About Midwest Wine 0

Midwest Wine Press Spreads Word About Midwest Wine

One of the reasons we produce Midwest Wine Press is because we love Midwest Wine.  Another reason is because we love to write. Midwest Wine Press publisher Mark Ganchiff and managing editor Danny Wood...

University of Minnesota 2014 Research Update 0

University of Minnesota 2014 Research Update

On January 18th, the Minnesota Grape Growers Association and the University of Minnesota sponsored a Research Update at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen. As usual, all topics were perfectly presented and very informative....

Photos: 2014 Midwest Grape & Wine + Craft Brew Conference 0

Photos: 2014 Midwest Grape & Wine + Craft Brew Conference

An expanded Midwest Grape and Wine Conference was held from February 4th through 7th at the St. Charles Convention Center near St. Louis. According to Robert Merletti, the publisher of Vineyard and Winery Management,...

2014 Illinois Winter Wine Festival and Annual Conference Review 0

2014 Illinois Winter Wine Festival and Annual Conference Review

For wine lovers, The Illinois Winter Wine Festival and Annual Conference in Springfield, Illinois was the wine conference to attend.  Wine was in abundance not only during the three days of educational sessions but...