Tagged: University of Minnesota wine

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,...

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University of Minnesota 2014 Research Update

On January 18th, the Minnesota Grape Growers Association and the University of Minnesota sponsored a Research Update at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen. As usual, all topics were perfectly presented and very informative....

University of Minnesota Grape Cultivars Increase at the Mid-American Wine Competition 1

University of Minnesota Grape Cultivars Increase at the Mid-American Wine Competition

Frontenac Gris is one of the more unique grape cultivars released from the University of Minnesota. It made its debut in 2003 and was first introduced as a separate wine category at the Mid-American...

La Crescent: A Winemaker’s Grape 9

La Crescent: A Winemaker’s Grape

The first time I had a glass of wine made from La Crescent, I was completely blown away. Reminiscent of an aromatic white that might come from Germany or Austria, my mind started spinning...

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Katie Cook on Making Wine in the Midwest

Homepage photo: John Thull and Katie Cook of the University of Minnesota.   Visiting the University of Minnesota Research Center, I was surprised to see vinifera growing in the vineyard. What are all those old...

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...

The True Value of Cold Hardy Hybrids 4

The True Value of Cold Hardy Hybrids

When the early members of the Minnesota Grape Growers Association (MGGA) first experimented with wine grapes in the early 1970’s, all the vines were cold tender or marginal at best.  Foch stood out as...

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Wine Heat Stability Testing

Publisher’s note: This article is the third installment in a four-part series for winemakers by Nick Smith with the Enology Laboratory at the University of Minnesota. To read the previous articles,  visit the “Winemaking”...