Lacrosse Tribune – 8/27/2018 – Warm weather spurs an earlier-than-normal harvest for some Minnesota vineyards.

Seattle Times – 8/24/2018 – Western Riesling growers are becoming aware of their fine competition in the Finger Lakes.

Indy Star – 8/24/2018“Indiana Grown” initiative organizes the states newest, largest wine trail.

Philadelphia Magazine – 8/23/2018 – Word continues to spread in Pennsylvania about the threat this pest poses to grape and hop crops.

NPR – 8/21/2018 – Experiences in Texas vineyards tell cautionary tales about the very real problem of herbicide drift.

Wines and Vines – 8/20/2018 –  The Michigan wine industry saddened by loss of pivotal and legendary figure in state viticulture.

Food Ingredients First – 8/20/2018 – Welch’s grape juice manufacturer is entering the wine making supply chain with bulk juice offerings.

WTOP – 8/18/2018 – Virginia vineyards cope with a wet season and assess how it might affect vintage quality..

Hour Detroit – 8/17/2018Rule changes and increased participation at the 2017 Michigan Wine Competition.

About Author

Todd is a north country native, and lifelong inhabitant of the northeast. Growing up in the Mohawk river and Lake Champlain Valleys, then attending Binghamton University, youthful adventures to ‘the city’ were more likely to target Montreal, than Manhattan. He made a lateral move to Vermont in 1991 for graduate school, and while he still lives in the Green Mountains, he is frequently found within the Blue Line of the Adirondack Park, or floating on the big lake in between. As a third-generation Polish-Italian American, with family lore of Prohibition era winemaking on both sides, the probability of predisposed wine interest was high. A 1976 family trip through the Finger Lakes left a young Todd wondering why there weren’t vineyards back home on Lake Champlain, and in the Hudson Valley. He trained his palate on the rise of the microbrew wave, and by rummaging wine racks in old country stores, searching out forgotten bottles. Numerous relationships with folks in the wine and restaurant trades, provide an ongoing education about food and wine culture in the north country, which he shares through the Vermont Wine Media project. For ten years, Todd has kept his ear to the ground for any signs of wine growing in the far north. He is a volunteer and test winemaker at the Cornell Baker Farm, a cold-hardy hybrid trial vineyard, in Willsboro, NY, where his extended family resides. He home vinifies grapes harvested from the trial, as well as fruit acquired anywhere from Vermont to Chile. Author of 'Wines of Vermont: A History of Pioneer Fermentation', he lives and gardens with his wife, canine, feline, and donkey friends, at an old farmstead in Stockbridge, VT.

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