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IOWA WINERIES: A grape time to be in Iowa!!!
Wine tastings are a strategy for introducing people to a winery's wares. The Iowa wine industry is still new enough most people don’t think of the state’s offerings when they think of wine. That puts the tasting events in position to introduce people to something most probably didn’t even think they were missing.
IOWA WINERIES: Cooking with wine is a simple affair
Using wine as an ingredient doesn’t have to be difficult, and it’s a good way to introduce flavors you might miss otherwise. Experts have one major rule, though: Don’t use something you would not drink on its own.
IOWA WINERIES: From hobby to vineyard: Whispering Pines had its start in a kitchen
For winemaking enthusiast Steve Tucker, the beginnings of Whispering Pine winery came after another winemaker tasted his product, said his wife. The operation began as a hobby in their kitchen and continued to expand.
IOWA WINERIES: Wineries take product from vine to table
Coverage continues on a three-day series saluting Iowa wineries. Getting wine them from the vine to the bottle depends on just who is doing the work, and several area wineries demonstrated their processes from grape to glass.
IOWA WINERIES: Family winemakers experiment with taste
Geri Crane, one of the owners of Crane Winery in Selma, said what started as a family hobby evolved into more.
IOWA WINERIES: Tassel Ridge touts total experience
Tassel Ridge, a rural Leighton winery in Mahaska County, is among the first to recognize the value of food and wine pairing.
Iowa wine industry explodes in new millennium
Today the Courier begins it's three-day series saluting Iowa wineries. The state's industry has grown from just two native wineries in 1999 to 85 today, and some of these businesses call southeast Iowa home. Our coverage this week includes in-depth stories on the process of wine making and a closer look at area vintners.
IOWA WINERIES: Getting started in wine is a long process
Getting into the wine industry is a major investment of both time and money. But Iowa is seeing more people make that leap.
IOWA WINERIES: A reason to stay planted: Cedar Valley sees plenty of early success
The Miller family envisioned Cedar Valley winery as a business that would give the family a reason to stay planted in southeast Iowa.
- IOWA WINERIES: A grape time to be in Iowa!!!