Midwest Veraison by Dileep Gangolli

November 23, 2017

When I first delved into the wine industry by launching our tour business, Windy City Tour Company, and distribution business, Evanston Cellars, I took it upon myself to learn about wine making styles both locally in the Midwest and around the world. As anyone might ex...

August 31, 2016

For those of us who are fans of cold hard grape varietals developed by viticulturists from the universities in the Midwest such as Cornell, University of Minnesota, Michigan State, and elsewhere, this week brought some very bad news. The Northern Grapes Project, a cons...

July 21, 2016

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 re...

July 13, 2016

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) variet...

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