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Wisconsin Distillers Get In the Brandy Business

While Wisconsin is known for its beer, we also love brandy. Many of the state’s new craft distillers are making their own local drink. Producer Seth Jovaag went out to Mitchell Vineyards with staff and volunteers from Madison’s Old Sugar Distillery to pick about 10 tons of grapes.

Photo: Seth Jovaag

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Ice Wine:

In the early winter, when the temperatures drop and the fields turn icy, it’s time to harvest Ice Wine — a traditional dessert wine made with grapes that have frozen on the vine. Erin Clune is always looking for something fresh and local to eat –- or drink! — in the middle of winter. So this year, she took part in the Ice Wine harvest at Wollersheim Winery in Prairie du Sac.

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