Midwest Veraison by Dileep Gangolli

May 26, 2016


One of my favorite wine writers is Alice Feiring who is a big fan of the natural wine movement and is willing to give unusual wines a chance when most critics like Robert Parker want to stick with the big, heavy wines that made California and Bordeaux famous.



May 21, 2016

One of the hot topics in the wine making world is the use of natural or indigenous yeast to cause the fermentation process of sugar to alcohol.  There are two approaches to working with grapes after harvest to begin fermentation.


The most popular way to start ferm...

May 18, 2016

A few weeks ago I wrote about the danger of early bud break.  Bud break is when grape vines, after winter dormancy, start to grow again when weather warms and spring begins.  All good right?


Not so fast.  In the Midwest, the biggest danger for vineyard managers is...

May 7, 2016

Natural Wines are getting more attention these days since consumers are seeking products that are local, pure, and unadulterated.  So what exactly is a natural wine?


The concept of natural wine comes from the belief that wine is made "out in the vineyard" and not creat...

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