Cold snap ruins wine grape crops in southeastern Minnesota, southern Wisconsin

T.S. Eliot wrote that April is the cruelest month. But in the Midwest (or The North), that designation is probably reserved for May—the month that makes you believe the cold weather is finally gone, only to slap you back to reality with a string of near-freezing temps. That’s what happened last weekend, much to the chagrin … [ Read more]

2015 International Cold Climate Wine Competition

The very best in cold climate wine was sipped, spit and judged in St. Paul on Tuesday. The results are in for the 2015 International Cold Climate Wine Competition, and The Growler was there to taste it all. Here’s all you need to know: 2015 Winners and Standouts MN Governor’s Cup (Best MN Wine) and Best … [ Read more]