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The Power of Friendship in the World of Wine

Yes, this is a wine blog.  That said, we’re going to spend some time talking about friendship.  Why?  I’m glad you asked.  Because it may shed some light into how wineries can keep visitors coming back for more.  Intrigued? We all have friends (I … [Read More...]

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Iowa Quality Wine Consortium

The Iowa Quality Wine Consortium is a partnership between the IWGA and ISU's Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute.  It was established to help enhance the reputation of Iowa wine and ensure the quality of Iowa wine overall.  Members of the IWGA … [Read More...]

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IWGA Conference Report

On March 7 and 8 I had the great pleasure of attending the Iowa Wine Growers Association’s annual conference which was held at the West Des Moines Marriott Hotel.  It was my first conference and my expectations were high, fueled by a desire to learn … [Read More...]

10 Books You Need on Your Shelf

Every wine enthusiast, no matter the experience, should have a healthy selection of reading material to reference when the occasion arises.  Who knows, maybe you'll need an idea when selecting a wine for your next dinner party?  Maybe you're trying … [Read More...]

Wine Reviews

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...]

Odessa Vineyards – ‘Frontenac on Oak’ Dry Table Wine

On the nose this wine is dominated by smoke and toast, with undertones of stewed fruit and cherry. … [Read More...]

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