Tagged: Best midwest wines

Wine Competition Winners in the Midwest 0

Wine Competition Winners in the Midwest

Listed below are the top award winners for the major Midwestern Wine Competitions. The Cold Climate Wine Competition in Minnesota winners can be accessed by clicking the link below.  It’s heartening to see so...

Regional Wineries Win in San Francisco 0

Regional Wineries Win in San Francisco

The 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition included many Midwestern wineries at the top of the heap of 4,900 bottles of wine. (SFC is the biggest wine competition in the U.S.) Scanning the list...

How Well Does Midwest Wine Age? 1

How Well Does Midwest Wine Age?

Most of the wine purchased in the Midwest is consumed immediately or soon after purchase.  In my experience, the best wines from our region are made to be enjoyed as soon as possible. For...

Indy International Photos, Winners and “Wine Values” 0

Indy International Photos, Winners and “Wine Values”

Once again my wife, Kim, and I were privileged to participate in the Indy International Wine Competition at Purdue University last week. This competition really took a step up in organization when Purdue took over the...

Mid-American WIne Competition Winners 0

Mid-American WIne Competition Winners

The Mid-American Wine Competition was held July 11th through 14th at the Des Moines Area Community College.  Contestants submitted wines from Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio,...

Midwest Wineries Double Medal Count at Finger Lakes Competition 2

Midwest Wineries Double Medal Count at Finger Lakes Competition

Midwest wineries have won a considerable number of top medals at this year’s 2014 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, the second largest wine competition in the country. Compared to last year, our region more...

San Francisco 2014 Competition Midwest Winners 0

San Francisco 2014 Competition Midwest Winners

Ferrante Winery was a “Sweepstake Winner” in the 2014 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition for its 2012 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine from the Grand River AVA in Ohio.  The Sweepstake Winner title was awarded...

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Labrusca Wines Deserve More Respect

When discussing wine, it is close to fatal to suggest a wine is a Labrusca or even has some Labrusca characteristics. Winemakers, enthusiasts and sommeliers will drop the discussion like it was a cold that is...

Frontenac Outgrows Wild Youth 1

Frontenac Outgrows Wild Youth

The Frontenac wine grape started with a graduate student on a canoe trip.   While paddling through the suburbs of Minneapolis during 1976, a University of Minnesota graduate student named Patrick Pierquet found the wild...