Category: Minnesota

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Minnesota Bill Proposes Wine Council

Wineries and vineyards in Minnesota, the state at winegrowing’s cold climate frontier and a leader in cold hardy grape breeding, could be on the way to having a state funded wine and grape council. ...

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Food Pairing With Frontenac

This series of cold climate wine and food pairing articles started with a couple ideas for LaCrescent in a story titled La Crescent Food Pairing Ideas. This time we will consider Frontenac wines and...

Soil Health in the Vineyard 0

Soil Health in the Vineyard

Quality and yield start below the surface The groundhog predicted an early spring. Then came this year’s winter vortex. Regardless of what happens next, the waning days of winter are a time of excitement...

Vineyard Soil Health Research Links 0

Vineyard Soil Health Research Links

The focus in recent years on soil health has resulted in more research on the microbiome of vineyards and the importance of maintaining the diversity, vigor, and nutrients that soil micro-organisms require to benefit...

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...