New North Dakota Grape and Wine Advisory Committee Funded
July 5, 2013
The North Dakota Department of Agriculture is creating a new Grape and Wine Advisory Committee. The Legislature granted $80,000 for industry research and promotion. The committee will be consulted on the distribution of that money through grants. North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring will appoint the six-member committee from those who apply. The committee must include two grape producers, two winery owners, a representative of the North Dakota Grape and Wine Association and a producer of fruit, other than grapes, used in wine making.
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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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