Midwest Veraison by Dileep Gangolli

The Magic of Rose

Roses seem to be the rage these days. Rose all Day as they say. But what makes roses so popular especially during the summer and how has this type of wine come of age by shedding its association with the Sutter Home White Zinfandel of years past? Here are some reasons why I think roses are sweeping the ratings and making the registers ring: > There are roses available at every price point and at every level of sophistication. > They come in a variety of finishes so they can appeal to every palate. > They come in clear bottles which makes their color appealing. > Many come with screw top closures that make them easy to open. Our FORTY WINKS rose is quite unique in that it is a blend of thre

2016 Shaping up to be a good year for Midwest Wineries

By all accounts, this summer promises to be a good one for grape growers in the Midwest. After several brutal winters which had a negative impact on grape harvests, it seems that the ship has been righted and that we can expect good yields for most (if not all) varietals that are grown in the Midwest. Temperatures have been relatively mild, there has been rain, and many vineyards have started dropping clusters so that the grapes left on the vine can receive the maximum amount of nutrition and strength from the shoots they are on. I'm looking forward to see what comes of these grapes when they are turned over to some of the fine winemakers we have here in the Midwest. If you are interested i

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