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The End of WesternCivilization: Wisconsin Wine

by TomHill » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:43 pm

Interesting article in today's SacBee by Mike Dunne:
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on his recent trip up Wisconsin way.
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Re: The End of WesternCivilization: Wisconsin Wine

by Peter May » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:26 am

Frontenac, Marquette, Marechal Foch and La Crescent, for example – though stylistically the wines they yield can be similar in flavor and structure to what Californians favor, but with less-strident tannins and more-pronounced acidity, broadly speaking

Definitely 'broadly speaking! Very diplomatic.

Paul Bulas might demur but I don't think these varieties will give California winemakers sleepness nights.

Incidentally, I've had a white wine made from Wisconsin 'Canadice' grapes made by a winery in Minnesota.
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Re: The End of WesternCivilization: Wisconsin Wine

by wnissen » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:13 pm

Quite a collection of wines! One is grown in Washington State, crushed in the Finger Lakes, and fermented in Wisconsin! Hard to believe it was not possible to find a crush facility closer than New York. We tried a number of wines not far from there in central Iowa over a decade ago, and it sounds similar. I have a pretty broad range of "drinkable" and don't mind sugar in my wine, and many weren't bad. Honestly, though 1 in 20 sounds about right, though.
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