Wallace Winery

(319) 643-3000 5305 Herbert Hoover Ne Hwy
West Branch, IA 52358
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  • Chambourcin

    Little is known about the exact parentage of Chambourcin. It was a hybrid developed by Joannes Seibel in the Loire Va...

  • Chardonel

      Grape: Chardonel Color: White   Main Regions: New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio. ...

  • Vignoles

    Popular in northeastern and midwest regions of America, this white wine-producing hybrid produces an excellent desser...

  • Malbec

    History of the grape: Some believe Malbec is named after a Hungarian peasant who spread plantings along the French co...

  • Traminette

    This white wine-producing hybrid, a cross of Gewurztraminer and Joannes Seyve 23-416, produces excellent quality wine...

  • Gewürtztraminer

    History of the grape: Evidence of the parent Traminer grape can be traced back to the Middle Ages, in the Tyrollean A...

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  • I was wondering what sort of new topic I could start that would pair nicely with my previous posting 'Weekday Wines'; well here it is - Weekend Wines.  Sometimes I just have to stop and take a minute to pat myself on the back for my quick wit but alas, this isn't one of those times.  Anyway, why not talk about wines we enjoy on weekends?  These ... Read More

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  • From my friend Hardy Wallace who is the wine maker for Dirty & Rowdy Family Winery. JD will remember when Hardy worked for Cathy Corison and we stopped by for a pretty cool tasting. But I digress... Hardy said in the email that he would be at Corison today and that if I was I the area it would behoove me to pay him a visit.I have been in the rig... Read More

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  • But I think Wallace did in fact give credit to Darwin and actually acted as his champion, since Darwin was sickly from his voyages and Wallace was healthy. He recognized the volumes of work Darwin had amassed. The bit about viruses is really interesting - I remember reading years ago that maybe DNA itself is largely the result of viruses. So tha... Read More

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  • I should give credit to Wallace as well.  Darwin sat on his observations for a very long time, both because he was scientifically very cautious and because he was concerned about the impact.  As a science junkie and former student of the history and philosophy of science, I ought to do better. Talk about thread drift! Read More

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  • Darwin was remarkable for taking the leap he did.No question that Darwin's leap was remarkable.  Equally of interest, though, was that a contemporary, Alfred Russel Wallace, independently came to the same conclusion about what we now call Natural Selection.  Darwin and Russel did correspond, and when he realized that Russel's observations were l... Read More

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  • While traveling through Napa Valley last month I noticed that all the Vineyards I visited had roses planted around their crops. They're planted and watched closely for any early signs of infestation on the land. They monitor the Roses closely and upon early signs of problems, protective measures are taken to make sure the grape vines receive a s... Read More

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  • A few days ago I tasted a wine that aged in cement. I looked for more information on aging wine in cement but I didn't find much. If someone can tell me more about the process of aging wine in cement (and the benefits of doing so) then I would very much appreciate it.The wine was a Montecucco DOC. You can find my tasting notes for it here. http:... Read More

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  • Why did they build the Wallace Winery?

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  •  Since my queries of this nature are usually tagged to the end of other threads of (somehwat) related nature, I figured I'd start one of dedicated nature. Hopefully this'll be easier to search for and come back to in the future.Here's an offer from HDH in Chicago. Anything of particular interest, or of relatively good pricing? This offer seems a... Read More

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  • Interesting article on how wineries are leveraging social media. About a year and half late but nice to see people are noticing.http://www.busjrnl.com/article/20090330/BUSINESSJOURNAL/903269879/1219/businessjournalNo mention of Snooth which I think is a mistake. :-) Read More

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