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December 15, 2020

Vintage 2020

What we are hearing from West Coast vineyards and wineries is that many will not have grapes of suitable quality for wine making due to the heavy smoke. A condition referred to as smoke taint, which produces of flavors, sometimes immediately, sometimes months or years later.  Thus, most will not have a 2020 crop. An […]

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April 13, 2020

Bless Resurrection Day

A COVID-19 EASTER, DOES NOT NEGATE THE- FACT- HE HAS RISEN! Easter’s Eve was another beautiful day.  On the precipice of spring, today was a wonderful day throughout much of the mid-west, and 4 miles north of St. Paul, Nebraska, on mount Miletta was no exception.  Temperatures were in the 70’s and even though social […]

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March 10, 2020

Wining and Craning In Central Nebraska

By Mick McDowell, a Nebraska a winemaker A brief numbers focus today Week 4 – Sandhill Crane Counts 2020 – as reported by Andrew Caven, Director of Conservation Research.   “Sandhill Cranes leaped into Nebraska this the leap day” as we counted a bias adjusted 196,400+/- 47,570 Sandhill Cranes, well up from last week’s count of […]

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February 29, 2020

Pruning Grapes in the Central Nebraska Flyway

Nebraska Wine. . Amidst Cows and Corn By Mick McDowell, a Nebraska a winemaker Today it’s supposed to be 65°F and nearly 70°F in another week.   We’re already seeing plenty of Canadian and Snow geese in the area, which means that the Great Migration of the Sandhill Cranes isn’t far behind. Yet, if you’re a […]

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February 26, 2020

Nebraska Wine Winning Big

Wine . . Amidst Cows and Corn – A Nebraska winemakers Blog By Mick McDowell, Miletta Vista Winery Surrounded by bovines (cows), maze (corn) and Big Red Football fans, Nebraska winemakers, continue winning in HUGE ways!  Some people say awards are old news, but I’m talking awards that are more than participation ribbons. Theses kind […]

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