A History of Midwest Vines


By Erika Janik | December 8, 2014

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Before California was the center of the American wine universe, the Midwest loomed large. Wisconsin had vineyards and wineries before the Civil War. Historian Erica Hannickel shares the history of wine in this region.

Erika Janik

Erika Janik is the co-creator and former executive director of Wisconsin Life. She is the author of six books, including Pistols and Petticoats: 175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction, Apple: A Global History, and  Marketplace of the Marvelous: The Strange Origins of Modern Medicine. She’s currently the executive...
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