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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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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...