Michigan - land of Riesling
25 Aug 2009 by Linda Murphy
Purple pager Ron Perry, professor of horticulture at Michigan State University, kindly collected me at the tiny Lansing airport and took me on a whirlwind tour of his university's experimental vineyards and winery a few miles away in East Lansing. It was a timely introduction to Michigan viticulture/winemaking, as it came one day before I judged the 2009 Michigan Wine and Spirits Competition, and after I had tasted only a handful of the state's wines in the last few years. Michigan wines simply don't get to California, due to their limited production, local demand, fierce competition from California-made wines, and an absence of...

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