Interview: Winemaker Kate MacDonald, Skeleton Root Winery

Reviving America's native grapes and the country's first commercial wine region in Cincinnati

One way to entertain yourself during the more sobering moments of a “dry January” is to study up on the very stuff from which you’re abstaining. Oenophiles should start with Skeleton Root, a small-scale Cincinnati winery helmed by aviation engineer-turned-winemaker Kate MacDonald. The Ohioan’s approach to wine is as exceptional as its surprising backstory, a lesson in American history we wish wouldn’t have escaped our …

Word of Mouth: Cincinnati

The Queen City has much to celebrate, from its significant history to its brilliant future

Founded along the banks of the Ohio River directly across from Kentucky in 1788, Cincinnati is a city steeped in American history. While its archives are decidedly worth exploring—from its role in German beer brewing to its key position in the Underground Railroad—this hilly, Midwestern metropolis keeps one eye on the past with another fixated on its future. October 2017 saw the Queen City present …