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Ice Wine: Frozen Grapes Yield A Sweet Winter Treat

By Meghan Evans, AccuWeather meteorologist
February 07, 2013; 7:11 PM

A sweet, white wine, called ice wine, is made from frozen grapes, and it is becoming more and more popular. It is a special and expensive wine, because of the intensive process that goes into making it.

Making an Ice Wine

"To make a true ice wine... the grapes must freeze on the vine," said Scott Bubb, owner and winemaker for the Seven Mountains Wine Cellars. "Growers look for three consecutive days where the temperature does not exceed 17 degrees" before the grapes are harvested for ice wine.

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