[NAFEX] Winemaking in Iowa?
tolenio at sentex.net
Wed Mar 3 08:37:14 EST 2004
I am hoping that both your recent books will be out in a box
"Lon J. Rombough" wrote:
> I hope the list will forgive me if this sounds commercial,
> but I just sent the manuscript for a book on using grapes
> off to my publisher. The book contains an extensive
> chapter on grape juice including evaluations of many
> different varieties of grapes for their juice qualities
> and flavors. How soon will it be out? I really don't
> know, but even if all goes smoothly, I wouldn't expect it
> much before the end of the year.
> -Lon Rombough
> Grapes, writing, consulting, my book, The Grape Grower, at
> Winner of the Garden Writers Association "Best Talent in
> Writing" award for 2003
> I received an E-mail from Great River Vineyard
> (a Minnesota seller of
> hardy grapes) They gave me the URL for a course
> in Winemaking that
> will occur in about the middle of Iowa. I am
> posting it because I
> believe that within 30 years every State in the
> lower 48 will be
> making wine from locally grown grapes rather
> than imported grapes and
> they will all be fine wines..
> Personally I'd rather see more grape juice made
> from wine varieties as
> occured one year when grape juice production
> exceeded wine making
> capacity. I've forgotten the variety I was
> priviledged to taste but it
> was so different from Concord that it was an
> exciting change for me. I
> you live in Iowa and you want to be a wine
> maker, check it out. If
> anyone has been making great grape juice from
> varieties other than
> Concord I would like to hear about it as
> unfermented grape juice
> never gives me a headache.
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