Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Tribune covers Egypt's wineries

The Chicago Tribune did a good story on Southern Illinois' wineries last week. The link above is by way of AzCentral.com, an Arizona website.

As the newest winery with the biggest investment yet it appears, at least in their initial buildings, Blue Sky Vineyard takes the initial focus on the story. The winery is located in the northeastern corner of Union County, though it has a Makanda address.

Blue Sky is one of a number of wineries on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail that's been so successful.

How do we know the wineries are a success? Well Caleb Hale from the Southern Illinoisan recently reported that Union County now has 15 bed and breakfast lodging establishments and could have 19 up and running by the end of the year.

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