A Letter from the Editor

As Editor-in-chief of Iowa Decanted, it is my personal responsibility to lead the charge in creating quality content for publication.  While this might seem relatively simple at face value, I can assure you it’s not quite as easy as it sounds and it … [Read More...]

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Tasting Notes: Spritzers and Sangrias

Lauren Chalupsky-Cannon of The Secret Cellar and Nick Thornburg of Iowa Decanted discuss festive alternatives for summer party drinks. … [Read More...]

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Doug Bakker, Madison County Winery

A stone-lined terrace cuts into the hillside beneath a slope covered with meticulously tended vines.  It hugs the edge of a large patio which overlooks even more vines and a wide swath of farmland below which is accented by a tree-lined ridge rising … [Read More...]

Wine Reviews

Daly Creek Winery – ‘Virgo Moon’ Dry Red Wine

This bottle, dated 2009, contains a blend of red grapes, including St. Croix, Frontenac, and … [Read More...]

Ardon Creek ‘Chancellor’ – Dry Red Wine

Deep ruby red coloring with vibrant edges.  This wine exhibits subtle earthy tones, black pepper, … [Read More...]

Park Farm Winery – ‘Vintner’s Reserve Marquette’ 2012

Opaque and purplish red nearing black.  When swirled in the glass this wine leaves strong legs and … [Read More...]

Odessa Vineyards – ‘Autumn Mist’ – Dry White Table Wine

This wine, made from the Briana grape, is bursting with tropical fruit notes, including pineapple, … [Read More...]

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