New Hybrid Grapes Help Grow Wine Industry In Cold US RegionsThe Marquette grapevines clinging to a steep, rocky hillside in the southeastern Adirondacks are among a host of new grape varieties that have enabled a boutique wine industry to take root in areas of the Northeast and Midwest that were previously inhospitable.
Albertville Woman Discovers Black Widow Spider In Grapes Bought At TargetAn Albertville woman says she found a juvenile black widow spider in a bag of grapes she bought from a Twin Cities Target store. Kelly Steinke told the North Wright County Today earlier this week she posted a picture of the spider to an online identification site and was told it was a juvenile Western Black Widow.
Weather Watchers Reap The Sweet Rewards Of RetirementWhen it's time to retire, we generally think about slowing down, more down time to relax, but we have a couple of Weather Watchers who did just the opposite. They started a whole new chapter in their lives when they moved out of the cities and bought 11 acres in Lake City to start a vineyard.
Good Question: Why Are Some Wines So Expensive?Christmas has come and gone, but at Haskell's in Minnetonka, New Year's Eve is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. At Haskell's, you can splurge even more for a bottle of wine. A lot more.
Here's What Not To Feed Your Pet This ThanksgivingThere's a two-word reason man's best friend loves Thanksgiving. Table scraps. But there are some things that dog owners shouldn't slip their pets.
Does MN Love ‘Grape Salad’ For Thanksgiving? The NYT Thinks SoDoes grape salad come to mind when you think of Thanksgiving dinner in Minnesota? Probably not. However, The New York Times seems to think the recipe evokes Minnesota.
Finding Minnesota: Grape Stomp At Carlos Creek WineryThe socks are coming off and the juices will be flowing this weekend at <a href="http://www.carloscreekwinery.com/" target="_blank">Carlos Creek Winery</a>. The <a href="http://www.ccwgrapestomp.com/" target="_blank">annual Grape Stomp</a> gives visitors a chance to see and feel how wine was made the old-fashioned way, starting with a pair of bare feet.
Local (Wine) Tap: 'Minn. Wine Country' Minnesota Wine Country is enjoying its new digs -- and lauding the ever-growing industry of wine – at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair.
Winners At 5th Cold Climate Wine Contest Include MN BrandA wine made in Kimball, Minn. won high honors at the fifth annual International Cold Climate Wine Competition. The contest was held at the University of Minnesota last Friday.
These Aren’t Your Old World Grapes, But They Make Great WinesThe fifth annual International Cold Climate Wine Competition is awarding top honors for the finest red, white and specialty wines made from cold-climate grapes.
Drought Could Have Positive Impact On MN WineriesIt may have burned up corn and soybean crops, but many Minnesota wineries are predicting a positive year in the face of historic drought.
Project Seeks To Expand South Dakota Wine IndustrySouth Dakota State University is taking part in a project aimed at stimulating the grape and wine industry in South Dakota and a dozen other northern states with cold climates.