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Riesling: A Noble Grape

Riesling: A Noble Grape

Our noble journey continues with Riesling grapes and the wine produced from them. Keeping with the standard that noble grapes can be grown around the globe, Riesling is no exception. From its early roots in Germany, to modern day cultivation that reaches from New Zealand and Australia to South Africa and the United States, Riesling grapes do well in many locations and climes.

Taste, Wine & Spirits | By John B. Donovan

Iowa – The New Wine Frontier

Iowa – The New Wine Frontier

Did you know that Iowa's history in grape production goes back to the mid-1800s? As early as 1857, A. S. Bonham planted grapes in Council Bluffs on a hill overlooking the city. By 1900, records show that 7,403,900 pounds of grapes and 76,301 gallons of farm-processed wine were produced. According to ISU Extension figures, by 1919, Iowa grew over 12 million pounds of grapes and ranked 6th in the United States. By 1929, Iowa’s production peaked at 15.8 million pounds, but fell to 56,536 pounds by 1997.

Taste, Wine & Spirits | By John B. Donovan

A Noble Grape - Pinot Noir

A Noble Grape - Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir (pee-know na-wahr), the grape responsible for the great red wines of Burgundy’s Côte d’Or, is regarded as one of the world’s noblest of wine varieties. It is widely considered to produce some of the finest wines in the world, but is a difficult grape to cultivate and transform into wine.

Taste, Wine & Spirits | By John B. Donovan

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition 2015 Results

The Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, held at the Rochester Plaza in Rochester, NY, brings together winemakers from all over the world. The wines are put through a blind judging, as the judges have no idea where the wines came from.

Taste, Wine & Spirits | By Donald L. Brightwell

Traveling and Tasting Wine – Wunderbar

Traveling and Tasting Wine – Wunderbar

As many of you know, I have had the pleasure of serving on the United States Bobsled and Skeleton Board for the last nearly eight years. My term comes to an end in June. With that in mind, I took the opportunity to attend my last World Championships for two weeks in February and March. The competition, which is the off-year Olympics, was held in Winterberg, Germany.

Taste, Wine & Spirits | By John B. Donovan

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