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How Copper Fooled Us All

Piero is a Midwest vineyard and winery consultant specializing in cool-climate and cold-climate grape & wine production. He can be reached via email at pierospada.com  Intro — Part i Got a hint of burnt rubber smell in...

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Indy International Wine Comp Spectacular

‘I declare the 25th Olympiad of wine open!” announced Christian Butzke, Purdue University’s professor of enology. It was a timely witticism with the Olympics in Rio getting underway at the same time as the...

New York Times Recognizes Marquette Wine 0

New York Times Recognizes Marquette Wine

We started writing about Marquette wine during 2011, but news of this Minnesota borne grape has just now penetrated fortress Manhattan. Today, in a bit of a coup for the cold hardy wine industry,...

Purdue Launches Vineyard Tech Company 0

Purdue Launches Vineyard Tech Company

From Inside Indiana Business comes a report of a new vineyard technology company based in Lafayette, Indiana.  The new company, VinSense, was developed by three members of the Purdue faculty.  (Note: While judging the...

Midwest Wine Documentary Screens at International Film Festival 0

Midwest Wine Documentary Screens at International Film Festival

Move over Sideways ! Eat your grapes out Bottle Shock ! Could this be the film that brings the Midwest wine industry to the world? Wine Diamonds: Uncorking America’s Heartland, a feature-length documentary film...

Indiana’s Bill Oliver Wins Lifetime Achievement Award 0

Indiana’s Bill Oliver Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

At the recent Eastern Winery Exposition in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Bill Oliver, president of Oliver Winery, won a Lifetime Achievement Award. Bill runs one of the leading (and biggest) wineries in our region. It’s also...

Big Southern Illinois WInery Wants a Casino License 0

Big Southern Illinois WInery Wants a Casino License

Walker’s Bluff, a winery, restaurant, and concert entertainment center near Carbondale, Illinois is now trying to get a casino license, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch.  Midwest Wineries have gone to great lengths...

Trump Wine is for Losers 0

Trump Wine is for Losers

Sorry about the headline.  It was an attempt at sarcasm about Donald Trump, which is impossible. Recently, the media has raised questions about the legitimacy of Trump’s Virginia Winery. (See the link to today’s Daily Beast article...