|Jeff, Kirk and Brad - Producers for the film: |
Wine Diamonds: Uncorking America's Heartland
We knew Kirkwood's own wine/viticulture program lead and head
|Lucas McIntire, Winemaker|
The line to taste his wines seemed to recycle very frequently and he could be heard across the room enthusiastically describing each one to his adoring fans. His wines are extraordinary!
After shooting our pitch we met up with Lucas and our friend Lauren (who owns the Secret Cellar) and we shot some additional footage for our "on-the-road" segments.
|Frontenac Gris - note the amber color of this "white" wine.|
The crazy thing is...while this spectacular wine was captivating it's
|Available in Eastern Iowa Only!|
The sad news for those not living in eastern Iowa is that you're missing out on some of of the most exciting wines coming on the scene.
Lucas' sparkler is among the best I've had. This is a winemaker to follow...and if you have the opportunity to buy his wines, particularly this beautiful bubbly, get it today!
If other Midwest winemakers could emulate what Lucas McIntire (Kirkood Community College) and John Burns (Barrelhead Winery) are doing with traditional method sparkling wines then we'd soon gain national prominence.
I say...make more bubbly!!