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Douglas Valley Farm and Winery to sell land, focus on expanding wine operations
The auction will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 15 at Little River Casino Resort, Manistee. Individuals interested in additional information on the properties may call 800-607-6888 or visit
Ashtabula County grape growers prepare for huge losses
"We have not been this cold for over two decades. Most of the vinifera grapes, like Chardonnay and Riesling, had all their buds completely killed by the extreme cold temperatures," said Ashtabula County Extension Agent David Marrison.
Detroit Businessman Wants To Build Winery, Vineyard On Belle Isle
Burtka said his vision would create the first urban winery and vineyard in the country
B.R. Cohn Silver Label 2011 North Coast Chardonnay: Wine Buy of the Week
"Nice" is a relative term. Seeing warmer temperatures rise from the depths of single digits to, say 32 degrees, is "nice."
Ohio wine grape losses hit hardest in Northeast Ohio
The damage to fruit-producing buds is already estimated at $12 million statewide. Should spring reveal dead vines, winemakers could face four years of diminished crops until new plants gets up to full production. That initial $12 million loss could multiply many times.
New alcohol delivery service DrinkDrivers brings booze to Ann Arbor residents' doorsteps
Some party-goers in Ann Arbor might see it as a dream com true: an alcohol delivery service that brings beer, wine and liquor to your front door
Michigan Bars Get Ready To Welcome 'BYO Wine' Business Under New Law
A new state law allows customers to bring their own wine to businesses such as restaurants and other places with liquor licenses. However, there is a catch. Businesses are not required to take part in the new law. If they do, they can charge a "cork fee."
Indiana's Oliver Winery Partners With California Growers to Launch Trio of New Wines
"Our experience with reds from California fruit made that a natural direction for us. We are confident wine drinkers will find all three of these wines offer outstanding quality at this price."
Wirtz Beverage Announces Leadership Award Winner, New Role
named John Donohue the winner of its 2014 Arthur M. Wirtz Leadership Award. Given annually to one of the company's 2,500 employees, the Award recognizes extraordinary leadership and performance achievement
Ohio: Proponents of beer distributor bill poured big bucks into lawmakers' campaigns
Ohio's beer and wine wholesalers contributed to the campaign funds of 79 state lawmakers around the time the legislature covertly rushed through a bill blocking the world's largest brewer from acquiring more distributorships in the state, Northeast Ohio Media Group has found
Educating Michigan Winemakers: Where Artistry Meets Agriculture
When Jim Lester, owner of Wyncroft Winery in Buchanan, Michigan-his wines are served in top-notch Lake Michigan area restaurants including 16 at Trump Tower, Les Normandes, Everest, Alinea and the Peninsula Hotel in Chicago-first wanted to make wine, his educational choices were few.
Women who rock the Michigan wine industry
Becoming the head winemaker at one of the oldest, largest and most well-known wineries in Michigan is pressure enough. Add age (early 30s) and sex (female) into the mix, and Nancie Oxley knew she had her work cut out for her when she ascended to the top of the team at Paw Paw-based St. Julian Winery.
A Wine Trail, by Ski and Snowshoe
A new 7.5-mile cross-country ski trail links two wineries and a cider house in the Leelanau Peninsula about 15 miles northwest of Traverse City. The route to Blustone Vineyards, Forty-Five North Vineyard & Winery and Tandem Ciders crosses orchards and vineyards in the fruit-growing region
Wisconsin Assembly OKs bill allowing unaccompanied minors in wineries
The Assembly passed the measure on a voice vote Thursday. The Senate passed the measure earlier this week. It now goes to Gov. Scott Walker who can sign it into law or veto it. A Walker spokesman said the governor would evaluate the bill
Michigan brewers, winemakers could access tax credits under 'farm to glass' proposal
Under the proposal, tax credits would be available starting next year for beer made with at least 20 percent Michigan-produced hops and 40 percent of other ingredients from the state.
Wisconsin Senate set to pass bill that would allow unaccompanied minors in wineries
The bipartisan bill would permit under-agers to enter winery banquet and hospitality rooms alone if they're participating in a tour.
The Indiana Legislature won't interfere with beer wholesaler Monarch Beverage Co.'s quest in federal court for the right to distribute liquor
The Indiana Beverage Alliance, which represents Budweiser distributors, hoped to derail federal court cases by Monarch, the Indiana Petroleum Marketers and the Convenience Store Association with Senate Bill 415, which stated that if any portion of the Indiana code on alcohol is found to be invalid, the rest shall be interpreted to limit, rather than expand, commerce in that industry
House sends Indiana winery bill to Senate
Indiana wineries could sell their products directly to retailers instead of through a third party source if a bill approved by the House becomes law.
House sends Indiana direct to retail winery bill to Senate
Originally, the bill would have gone further
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