Category: News

Ohio Seeks to Expand Farmer’s Market Wine Sales 0

Ohio Seeks to Expand Farmer’s Market Wine Sales

The Elyria Chronicle Telegram reports that a bill to expand wine sales at Ohio farmer’s is a step closer to passage.  In many Midwestern states the lobbying muscle of the liquor distribution industry has...

Top Five Stories of 2015 0

Top Five Stories of 2015

Midwest Wine Press continues to be the leading source of original reporting about the Midwest Wine Industry.  Since inception during 2011, more than 225,000 “users” have visited Midwest Wine Press, according to Google Analytics....

Craft Beverages Conference: Students Get In For Free! 0

Craft Beverages Conference: Students Get In For Free!

We’ve just received some good news from Vineyard & Winery Management, the organizers of the upcoming Craft Beverages Unlimited Midwest conference: students will get in for free! Here are the details from the V&WM...

2015 Jefferson Cup Award Winners 0

2015 Jefferson Cup Award Winners

The Sixteenth Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition was held on November 19th, 2015.  This Competition focuses on wines that are thought to be the best examples of their region, style and variety.  Doug Frost,...

Biggest Wine Club in U.S. Is Based in Illinois 0

Biggest Wine Club in U.S. Is Based in Illinois

According to Crain’s Chicago Business, the biggest wine club in our nation is operated by Countryside, Illinois based Cooper’s Hawk Winery.  Cooper’s Hawk, which started in Orland Park (a Chicago suburb) during 2005 ,...

Consumer Wine Preferences Study Underway 0

Consumer Wine Preferences Study Underway

An updated, new version of an influential online survey for wine consumers is now open and the drive to get wine lovers from all across the US to partake is underway. This study is...

Santa Rosa Writer Likes Cold Hardy Wines 0

Santa Rosa Writer Likes Cold Hardy Wines

Sonoma County wine writer Dan Berger recently recounted his favorable experiences with cold hardy wines in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.  Berger tasted some Midwestern wines at the recent Grand Harvest Awards and noted...

Climate Change Could Benefit Northern Wines 0

Climate Change Could Benefit Northern Wines

Research by Paul Huttner, chief meteorologist for Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), suggests Midwest wine growers may benefit from climate change. Huttner said his work looking at how climate change is impacting viticulture in northern...

Native Grapes of America 0

Native Grapes of America

Wine Folly recently ran a brief pictorial summary of North American Grapes.  The grape art is worth a peek by itself. Of course, these are the species of grapes we write about often in...