Episode #317 – Growing Great Wines in Unexpected Places!

Around the world and in this country, growing grapes and making wine are, for the most part, things that we associate with hot summers and mild winters… but why should places like California, Italy and Spain have all the fun? After all, for many states now, stomping grapes and making wine is a multi-billion dollar industry as well as an irresistible passion for many.

Paul Read, University of Nebraska

Paul Read, University of Nebraska

Accordingly, Dr. Paul Read of the University of Nebraska and a team of professors and scientists from other universities are making inroads into the production of mainstream wines in places like Nebraska where brutally cold winters and a short growing season used to preclude the production of vinifera, what we know as the most popular wine varietals.

Next, if you think it’s tough making wine in places like Nebraska, you’ll be even more surprised when David revisits a winemaker that he met a while back from the Northernmost winery in America. Any guesses? Stay tuned…

Finally, in Sippin’ with Sara, David and Sara Schneider discuss the wisdom (or lack of wisdom) when it comes to trying to get drinkers of cheap wine to take a few steps up.

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