2020 has definitely been an odd year. Many of the wine competitions were cancelled, but the Illinois Grape Growers & Vintners Alliance figured out a way to have a safe and exciting wine competition this year!
Best of Show
The big news from the 2020 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition is that our very own ISC Demi Sec Rosé received the highest honor in the competition, the “Best of Show!”… Read More
September 16th, 2020 | Susanne Bullock | |
we can’t celebrate Mimosa Sunday right now, we thought we would share some fun
mimosa recipes with you to make your own mimosas at home. Don’t fret if you don’t
have the right ingredients. It is so much fun to experiment.… Read More
April 2nd, 2020 | Susanne Bullock | |
Disgorging. It’s the art of getting all of the dead yeast out of a bottle of bubbly. Done right, and we have a crystal clear bottle of sparkling awesomeness. Done wrong, and we have a lot of lost wine on the floor and a cloudy mess in the bottle. … Read More
June 3rd, 2019 | Susanne Bullock | |
Assemblage. A winemaker puts a whole lot of thought, and a good amount of heart and soul, into this process.
First things first. We’re going to start out with a little French lesson. Assemblage is a French word, meaning assembling, and is pronounced ah-sem-blaushj. … Read More
March 6th, 2019 | Susanne Bullock | |