Tagged: Peter Hemstad

New Wine Grape Coming From Univ Of Minnesota 1

New Wine Grape Coming From Univ Of Minnesota

The acclaimed University of Minnesota cold hardy grape breeding program will soon be announcing a new white wine grape, according to Peter Hemstad, at the University’s Horticultural Research Center near Minneapolis.  This new grape,...

University of Minnesota Fall Grape Tour 3

University of Minnesota Fall Grape Tour

 This is a short review of my visit to the Fall Tour at the University of Minnesota (U of M) Horticultural Research Center on September 6, 2014. My main interest was to see how...

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Cold Hardy Grape Documentary Debuts

The short-form documentary “Cold Climate Grapes Uncorked” premiered Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Sovereign Estate Vineyard and Winery in Waconia, Minnesota. The husband-and-wife team of Marcus and Emily Taplin launched a Kickstarter campaign to...

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...

TTB Approves Names of Midwest Varietals 0

TTB Approves Names of Midwest Varietals

Effective November 28, 2011,  the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and  Trade Bureau approved the names of  certain varietals as requested by various breeders, vineyards and wineries in the Midwest.   Under the TTB ruling,...