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A photo of Kent State Ashtabula Dean Susan Stocker and Kim Laurello, co-owner of Laurello Vineyards.
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Kent State’s Ashtabula campus is partnering with a Northeast Ohio vineyard to produce its own labeled wine. The collaboration with Laurello Vineyards is part of the university’s wine degree program.

Ed Trebets, the director of the program, says this will allow students to get real-world experience.

“By offering them the online component, it’s more flexible for them. They can fit it into their lives. Now, with teaming up with Laurello’s, now they have an opportunity to get the online experience, but also to get the hands-on experience.” 

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ManCan Wine

A Cleveland company is proposing a different way of drinking wine.

Graham Veysey is founder of MANCAN Wine in Ohio City. He says canned wine is more convenient and portable.

Veysey believes Northeast Ohio is a good place for an innovation like this.

“And I think that you do have this entrepreneurial ecosystem that is becoming even more robust. You’re starting to see more and more of consumer-product goods and non-tech coming up and I think that that diversification is a sign of a strong ecosystem.”       

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2017 could be a good year for ice wine in Northeast Ohio.

The dessert wine is made from grapes that have been left on their stems for weeks after a harvest and allowed to freeze.

Donniella Winchell, the executive director of The Ohio Wine Producers Association, says that weather conditions in 2016 were perfect for ice wine.

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PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

If you’re looking for a memento from this week’s Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremony, a local winery has you covered.  

The Hall of Fame has teamed up with Gervasi Vineyard in Canton for a limited edition wine.

The Cabernet Sauvignon is called “Excellence.”

Nichole Cardinale, Marketing Manager says the name and the partnership reflects similar goals.