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44 Live: Venison and Vino

44 Live: Venison and Vino

Dec. 01, 2017

As the blaze orange battalion returns from the trenches of the Wisconsin woods, many carry with them the thick, muscular deer meat that is to become a household meal in the coming weeks and mont... Read More.


44 Live: Food and Wine with Skaliwags

44 Live: Food and Wine with Skaliwags

Oct. 12, 2017

The goal at Parallel 44 Vineyard and Winery has always been to make locally grown, world-class quality wines. As the years go by and the award wall grows, we're seeing that goal become a reality. ... Read More.


44 Live: Rain Isn't Always A Good Thing

44 Live: Rain Isn't Always A Good Thing

Jul. 12, 2017

The word we keep referring to, with anything done in a vineyard or any step in wine production, is BALANCE. When it comes to the right amount of water/sunlight combination, balance is extremely im... Read More.


44 Live: Canopy Management

44 Live: Canopy Management

Jun. 28, 2017

The name of the wine growing game is BALANCE. When it comes to perfecting how each and every vine deals with mother nature, canopy management is the one most important aspects utilized, and you ne... Read More.


44 Live: Wine Festivals and Events

44 Live: Wine Festivals and Events

Jun. 19, 2017

While wine, in short, is an adult beverage made from fermented grape juice, it also resonates as a sense of well-being and brings forth an incomparable experience. When a wine festival or event ... Read More.


44 Live: Past Present and Future

44 Live: Past Present and Future

Jun. 12, 2017

Wine Aging and Storage Commonly asked questions: What are some of the greatest factors that determine a wine's aging potential? Can wine reach a peak time stored and when do you know if... Read More.


44 Live: DIY Wine Projects

44 Live: DIY Wine Projects

Jun. 05, 2017

After 10 years of producing and bottling wines for Wisconsin, we’ve racked up quite the empty wine bottle and cork collection. With the wine all drank and the corks all popped, what’s left to do? ... Read More.


44 Live: Exploring New Ideas

44 Live: Exploring New Ideas

May. 30, 2017

Exploring Grape Varietals For centuries places like Napa Valley and the European wine countries had the opportunity to grow, analyze and adjust their grapes. Varietals such as Chardonnay, Sauvi... Read More.


44 Live: Pouring Into Summer

44 Live: Pouring Into Summer

May. 25, 2017

Top 3 Summer Food and Wine Pairings  Memorial Day weekend, the official kickoff to summer, is a weekend full of family and friends, cookouts, relaxing, and of course remembering those who gave th... Read More.


44 Live: 5 Best Mother's Day Wines

44 Live: 5 Best Mother's Day Wines

May. 12, 2017

While everyday is an opportunity to celebrate how much mom does, Mother’s Day is perfect for garnishing that special woman with more love and attention than necessary. What better way to say thank... Read More.


44 Live: St. Pepin Survives

44 Live: St. Pepin Survives

May. 10, 2017

The St. Pepin grape returns year after year. This grape prevails through extreme summers, harsh winters and tests of time. Elmer Swenson, a grape breeder from northern Wisconsin, discovered St. Pe... Read More.


44 Live: Temperature and Glass Grip

44 Live: Temperature and Glass Grip

May. 09, 2017

When it comes to enjoying the full potential of a wine, temperature serves as a key component, and how you hold your glass can affect temperature. As with any component of wine production and win... Read More.


44 Live: A new SWEETNESS scale

44 Live: A new SWEETNESS scale

May. 08, 2017

The terms dry and sweet are great starters for where you think your palate preferences lay. They are also unfair to wines grown in new regions that do not have traditional growing climates or grap... Read More.


44 Live: 4 Keys to Food & Wine

44 Live: 4 Keys to Food & Wine

May. 03, 2017

Pairing wine with food doesn’t have to be a scary thing and you shouldn’t feel intimidated or be afraid to try different combinations. For those of you starting out here are a few tips that will h... Read More.


44 Live: Wine Label Design

44 Live: Wine Label Design

May. 02, 2017

There are three main elements every wine bottle should include and based off those elements wineries and winemakers are able to distinctly separate their products.  The often overlooked but most ... Read More.


44 Live: Choosing the Grapes

44 Live: Choosing the Grapes

May. 01, 2017

Research. The first step in making any major decision about anything. The key to knowing how to grow and if a certain grape grows is to understand what that grape can offer and how to get the most... Read More.


44 Live: Winery Expectations

44 Live: Winery Expectations

Apr. 28, 2017

To say that if you’ve visited one winery, you’ve visited them all, is like saying I went to my kid’s youth football game last Friday, so I know what a Sunday at Lambeau Field is like on Packer’s g... Read More.


44 Live: The Wisconsin Ledge

44 Live: The Wisconsin Ledge

Apr. 27, 2017

Take your left hand and put it out straight, close your fingers together and leave your thumb away from your pointer finger. If your hand was Wisconsin, your thumb is the Wisconsin Ledge AVA. This... Read More.


44 Live: Growing in Wisconsin Weather

44 Live: Growing in Wisconsin Weather

Apr. 26, 2017

Like the production of wine, the management of any given vineyard with the provided weather, is all about balance. That balance determines how fruitful, abundant and manageable a vineyard can be. ... Read More.


44 Live: Q&A

44 Live: Q&A

Apr. 25, 2017

  More often than not, if you have a question about wine then someone else is probably asking the same thing.When folks enter the tasting room for the first time or the tenth time, there is alw... Read More.


44 Live: What is a Winery?

44 Live: What is a Winery?

Apr. 24, 2017

   In the most generic and definitive sense of the word, a winery is an establishment for making wine. It is a place where the production process of wine occurs. This process, while structured an... Read More.


44 Live: Summer Food Pairings

44 Live: Summer Food Pairings

Apr. 21, 2017

                    As we approach summer and Mother Nature offers us a couple sunny weekends, we start to fire up the grills, plan picnics and enjoy the backyard atmosphere. Whether it's steaks,... Read More.


44 Live: Growing A Sparkling Wine

44 Live: Growing A Sparkling Wine

Apr. 20, 2017

   As with any Parallel 44 and Door 44 wine there are differentiations from those produced across the globe, mainly because of region and climate. While wine experts may recommend a certain grape... Read More.


44 Live: Wine Club Wednesday

44 Live: Wine Club Wednesday

Apr. 19, 2017

Reasons to join our exclusive Vintner's Choice Club (1) First of all it's just down right fun.  If you love wine you will love the excitement of getting that package in the mail each quarter.  ... Read More.


44 Live: The 5 S's

44 Live: The 5 S's

Apr. 18, 2017

   In order to properly describe or even appreciate the aspects that any given wine can offer, you really need to dissect and evaluate countless characteristics. Everything from acidity, alcohol,... Read More.


44 Live: Oak vs Steel

44 Live: Oak vs Steel

Apr. 17, 2017

  At Parallel 44 and Door 44 in order to properly ferment and age our wine, we need to be very strategic in order to get that fruit forward taste that people know and love. Using stainless steel ... Read More.



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