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Wisconsin Winemaker Has Eureka Moment, Invents First "Green" Wine

June 05, 2014

- Wisconsin winemaker Steve Johnson does not take offense at being called a mad scientist. In fact, he considers it a compliment. After all, Johnson just created two new wines that are both firsts for the U.S. wine market - the first wine that ferments red and white grapes together so that juice left in the skins is not wasted called Vin du Nord, and Wisconsin's first grape-grown sparkling wine dubbed Bubbler in an insider nod to the Wisconsin colloquialism for water fountain.