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08/22/14

He travels Wisconsin's wine regions, which stretch all the way from the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan, "helping people turn those grapes into wine."

08/22/14

Nobody wants to lie awake at night worrying about profits going down the drain. And that's where Brookfield-based winemaking expert Piero Spada comes in. With a degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master's from Cornell University's department of viticulture and enology, the 32-year Spada is one of a handful of independent wine consultants in the state.

08/22/14

few tips compiled by La Crema's winemaker Elizabeth Grant-Douglas

08/21/14

Northern Michigan wine runs through Jay Briggs' veins. Descended from grandparents who met when picking grapes in the Lake Michigan Shore district, Jay Briggs studied viticulture and oenology at Michigan State before coming North to intern at Black Star Farms, manage vineyards at Shady Lane and in 2013 take over as cellar master and winemaker at Forty-Five North. We catch Jay, cab franc cluster in hand, to talk about the grape's relevance to local wine culture and what to drink it with.

08/19/14

A 3,800-square-mile stretch running from Cedarburg to Door County is gaining a reputation for its fine grapes for winemaking. The region is distinguished by the Wisconsin arm of a geological formation known as the Niagara Escarpment that runs from New York State through Canada, Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois.

08/19/14

Purdue Extension horticulturalist Bruce Bordelon fields the Hubers' questions about grape varietals, and enologist Christian Butzke and enology specialist Jill Blume help them stay current on wine production techniques and perfect new styles of wine.

08/08/14

David Kraus, 52, of New York City, is charged with conversion of property charged as collateral with a farm credit agency and making numerous false statements, including on a loan application to a federally insured bank

08/07/14

iSys Label will be showcasing the EDGE 850, a roll to roll digital label printer for printing full color BS5609-compliant chemical drum labels on demand at the upcoming LabelExpo Americas tradeshow

08/07/14

Northwestern Michigan College and MSU will host a conference, "Weathering the Climate: Cultivation and Technology in Grape Production," Sept. 5 at the Hagerty Center at NMC's Great Lakes Campus, 710 E. Front Street, Traverse City, Mich.

08/07/14

A Sandusky winery owner was indicted on five federal charges stemming from, in part, the nonpayment of loans used to fund the winery, officials said.

08/07/14

Federal government alleges David Kraus, 52, sold about $2 million in assets used as collateral for federal farm loans

08/01/14

So what is here under our own finely tuned noses? It turns out there are quite a few unlikely spots in the Milwaukee area with very likable wines. Here are some even more surprising venues for Brew City wine lovers to love:

08/01/14

The Indy International Wine Competition will culminate Friday at Purdue University when trophies are awarded to the best of this year's 2,200 entries

07/31/14

Indiana's grape crop yields do not look as promising as they did last year due to the cold winter

07/30/14

The Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association (LPVA) is awarding its first-ever recipients of the Bruce Simpson Winemaker Scholarship. The scholarships are being presented on Tuesday, August 19 at 6:00 pm during the Michigan State University (MSU) Orientation at the Northern Michigan College (NMC) University Center in Room 07. Four recipients will each receive $1,000 for the 2014/2015 school year.

07/30/14

For the first time since 1946, there will be alcohol served at the Indiana State Fair. The new exhibit will be located at Grand Hall. It is called the Indiana Beer and Wine Exhibit. It will be open every day between 1 and 9 p.m. Last call will be at 8 p.m. There will be various breweries and wineries featured each day.

07/28/14

It was a fun evening of food, wine and art for 300 people attending the Akron Arts Expo Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, held at Hardesty Park on Friday evening

07/24/14

" ... when one is making "luxury wines" at $50-plus, there is not much room for error. "

07/23/14

Join Northwestern Michigan College and Michigan State University at Weathering the Climate: Cultivation and Technology in Grape Production on Sept. 5, 2014.

07/18/14

Several of Northeast Ohio's most respected restaurants are being recognized by Wine Spectator magazine this summer. The honor, which largely recognizes restaurants with "a wine list offering an interesting and diverse selection of wines that are well-presented and thematically match the restaurant's cuisine in price and style," is awarded annually.

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