Tagged: cold hardy grapes

What Should We Call Wines That Are Not From Warm Places? 8

What Should We Call Wines That Are Not From Warm Places?

Last year,  I wrote about David Taub whose main claim to fame was changing the name of an Italian wine from ‘Cantini Viticoltori del Trentino” to ‘Cavit” during the 70’s, thereby creating a market for...

The Drought and Midwest Soil Conditions 1

The Drought and Midwest Soil Conditions

Grape growers across the Midwest are preparing for another growing season. After several years of drought and the driest conditions in living memory last year, soil conditions are a concern for many growers. Despite...

Vegetable Oil Provides Grape Frost Protection in Nebraska Study 1

Vegetable Oil Provides Grape Frost Protection in Nebraska Study

In December, Midwest Wine Press published a news item about the results of a five-year research project that showed applying vegetable oil to vines significantly delayed bud break. The study was by Seth McFarland and University...

Kansas Wine Conference: Photos & Story Preview 0

Kansas Wine Conference: Photos & Story Preview

On Friday and Saturday, Midwest Wine Press attended the 27th Annual Kansas Grape Growers and Winemakers Association (KGGWA) Conference in Topeka, Kansas. Among the speakers were a number of Midwestern viticulture heavy-weights. We got along to these talks: Lucian Dressel, who...

Northern Grapes Project Pays Dividends in Year One 0

Northern Grapes Project Pays Dividends in Year One

The Northern Grapes Project (NGP) has released its one year progress report.  NGP involves institutions in 12 states and 19 regional wine and grape organizations, many in the Midwest. “It is the first project of...

Researchers Receive $2.5 million for Cold Hardy Grape Project 0

Researchers Receive $2.5 million for Cold Hardy Grape Project

New grape varieties can take more than 20 years to breed and evaluate, and much longer to reach commercial success. A $2.5 million grant will help a team of researchers from Nebraska to New...