Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute Adds New Senior Staff
January 21, 2013
As announced in the most recent “Wine Grower News,” The Midwest Grape & Wine Industry Institute at Iowa State University hired Dr. Stephanie Grove to work on program that will offer wineries testing services. Dr. Groves received her Ph.D from Michigan Technical University in Houghton, Michigan.
The Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute was approved by the Iowa Board of Regents in September 2006. The Institute is the first of its kind in Iowa and is a result of the state’s evolving grape & wine industry. Dr. Murli Dharmadhikari, ISU Extension enologist who was hired in 2005, is director of the Institute.
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Mark Ganchiff is the publisher of Midwest Wine Press, the leading source of news on the growing wine industry in the central United States. Mark has been a wine judge at the 2012 and 2014 INDY International Wine Competition, the 2014 Cold Climate Wine Competition, the 2013 Mid-American Wine Competition, the 2012 Illinois State Fair Wine Competition and the 2013 Michigan Wine Competition. He also enjoys speaking at wine events including the Cold Climate Wine Conference, the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association Annual Meeting, the Midwest Grape and Wine Conference and the Wisconsin Fruit and Vegetable Conference. Mark's articles about regional wine have appeared in Vineyard & Winery Management, WineMaker and several regional magazines.
Mark is a Level One Sommelier in the Court of Master Sommeliers. He lives in Louisville, but also has a residence in Chicago.
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