Old Grapes Get New Life in Oregon
by John Schmitz
Sep 2000 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Developed well over a century ago and one of Germany's most popular wines, Müller-Thurgau (MOO-ler TER-gow) has been carving out a new niche for itself in this country the last several years. Up until six years ago the cool-climate, early-ripening grape, grown mostly in Oregon on this side of the Atlantic, has been cloaked in mystery.Swiss horticulturist Hermann Müller for years proclaimed the hybrid he created was a cross between Riesling and Silvaner. DNA testing in 1994, however, has shown th...
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