September 10. 2012 11:00AM - Last modified: September 10. 2012 11:44AM

BizTimes Morning Headlines: Could be a vintage year for Wisconsin winemakers

The blistering-hot, dry weather that’s plagued crops in southern Wisconsin this summer could benefit area winemakers this year.

The dry, hot weeks this summer followed an unusually warm spell in March that kick-started grape vine growth in Wisconsin.
A blast of cold weather in April stressed the new plants, but the drought this summer actually kept the developing grapes from falling victim to mildew and other blight that can strike Wisconsin grapes in what is typically a colder, wetter, shorter growing season than other grape-growing regions. For more, read today’s BizTimes Morning Headlines.