Iowa (large parts, plus parts of Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin) will, as of July 22nd, become the world's largest governmentally-recognized wine-producing region, the Upper Mississippi River Valley APA. The region's wines are coming along nicely. When last home, I picked up a fun summery white to bring back with me. It's a good cook-out wine; now if only the rain would stop for long enough to cook dinner to go with it.
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