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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...

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Simply Aronia Wine

Several years ago, my husband and I ordered some aronia wine on the Internet. The entire contents of the bottle landed in the sink. More recently, skilled winemakers are proving that aronia makes good...

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...

Cincinnati Winery One of Top U.S. Urban Wineries 0

Cincinnati Winery One of Top U.S. Urban Wineries

Wine Enthusiast named Cincinnati’s Henke Winery one of top urban wineries in the United States.  The magazine bestowed this honor on nine U.S. wineries and Henke is the only top urban winery located in...

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How Do Midwest Consumers Define Local Wine?

Cheryl Nakata, a professor of marketing at The University of Illinois at Chicago Business School recently released an insightful study about about Midwest wine. From August 2014 through March 2015, Cheryl and Erin Peregrine...

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...

New Wine Fest in Door County for ’16 0

New Wine Fest in Door County for ’16

The inaugural Door County Wine Fest will be on Saturday, June 25, 2016 offering unlimited tasting of more than 80 different wines. This new wine fest is an event celebrating quality ‘Made in Door County”...

Neighbors Pressure KC WInery to Close 0

Neighbors Pressure KC WInery to Close

At Midwest Wine Press, we get occasional emails from people who are thinking about starting wineries. Our 2012 story So You Want to Start a Winery summarizes a winery owner panel discussion at the Cold...

New Grapes Revolutionize Midwest Wine 0

New Grapes Revolutionize Midwest Wine

‘Why didn’t someone take the Cabernet Sauvignon grape and cross it with Norton to create a grapevine that could withstand Midwestern winters yet make a world class wine?” That was the question that puzzled...

San Francisco Chronicle Rips Hybrid Wine Grapes 0

San Francisco Chronicle Rips Hybrid Wine Grapes

A story today in the San Francisco Chronicle has created a controversy for two words (or maybe it’s just one word?) that has been since removed from the article: Frankengrapes. As the story details,...