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Mid-August, many cold hardy wine aficianados traveled to the University of Minnesota for the 8th International Cold Climate Wine Competition. This competition is a benefit for both the grape producers and consumers. The results of this competition will allow for better reviews on these specialty wines. Many experts say that through many new breeding practices and research, cold hardy grapes have come a long way. “So we have newer wine grapes that produce lower acid wines, and then we have wine makers with much more experience making those wine styles,” said Matt Clark, a professor of grape breeding at the University of Minnesota Horticulture Department. For more information on coverage of the event, check out this news story. To view the results, check them out here!