Northern Michigan makes some of the best ice wine in the world, but that specialized wine won't be on shelves as much as usual this year, due to the mildness and lateness of the cold weather we usually expect.
Along with ski resort operators and snowmobile vendors, the unusually mild winter has been rough on makers of a cold-climate delicacy called ice wine.
The pricey dessert beverage, produced by wineries stretching from Minnesota through New York and in parts of Canada, is revered for its sweetness and often-syrupy texture.
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Source: Rochester (Minnesota) Post Bulletin