Sunday, July 29, 2007

Vermont Wines

In today's Boston Globe, there is an article concerning the wine industry in Vermont. The first winery in Vermont opened in 1985 and there are currently fourteen wineries in the state. Many of their wines are made from something other than grapes. Apples are still the most commonly used fruit. Seven of the wineries use grapes. But, a number of wineries have begun planting special hybrid grapes which are resistant to cold temperatures.

Vermont has a new Vermont Grape and Wine Council. The intent of the council is to assist the state's wine industry, including marketing, tourism and more. They had their first meeting on July 11.

It will be interesting to see how the Vermont wine industry grows, especially now that they have some more official state support.

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