Tagged: Southern Illinois wine

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Southern Illinois Wine at a Crossroads

George Majka, owner and winemaker at Pomona Winery, built the second post Prohibition winery in Southern Illinois in 1989 and was licensed in 1991. “We learned to make fruit wine because there were no...

’12 Vintage Report and ’13 Midwest Growing Season Outlook 1

’12 Vintage Report and ’13 Midwest Growing Season Outlook

This is the first installment of a state-by-state report on the 2012 vintage in the Midwest along with assessments of the 2013 growing season.   This article features Missouri, Nebraska, Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois....

A Memorial to Gary Orlandini, Southern Illinois Wine Pioneer 6

A Memorial to Gary Orlandini, Southern Illinois Wine Pioneer

Sometimes people ask “Why did you start Midwest Wine Press?” The answer is because the story is so good. Our Midwest wine industry was left for dead after Prohibition and it stayed moribund for...

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Interview with Chicago Wine Author Clara Orban

Recently, Midwest Wine Press spent time with Clara Orban, the author of Wine Lessons: Ten Questions to Guide Your Appreciation of Wine.   Clara not only chairs the Department of Modern Languages at DePaul University...