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01/24/14
Wisconsin wineries are lobbying for a bill that allows minors to tour their establishments without a parent present
The Wisconsin Winery Association says if kids see something they're interested in for a future profession that's a plus because the growing industry needs employees
01/24/14
Indiana-based farm wineries could sell their products directly to retailers and dealers under a bill debated Wednesday in the House Public Policy Committee
House Bill 1387 would allow wineries to distribute up to 5,000 gallons of wine to grocery stores, restaurants, bars and other establishments.
01/23/14
Farmington OKs wine sampling, sales for farmers market
The law is designed to help support Michigan's wine industry, and applies to growers with annual outputs that don't exceed 5,000 gallons of wine.
01/23/14
Legislator wants to increase allowable alcohol for Ohio-brewed beer from 12 to 21 percent
"It's about leveling the playing fields with other states"
01/23/14
Wis. wineries want kids to tour without parent
The bill would allow children to see how wine is made, even if they don't get to taste it. Current law says children can't tour a winery without a parent.
01/21/14
Buckeye Lake Winery to host Polar Bear Plunge
Proceeds from the frigid event will go to benefit the Buckeye Lake Historical Society
01/20/14
Coppercraft Distillery to begin wine production in US
The company's application for small wine maker and microbrewer licenses to the Michigan Liquor Control Commission is backed by the Holland Township Board, reported The mlive.
01/20/14
Chicago liquor sales before 11 a.m. on Sunday?
Chicagoans could do their Sunday morning booze shopping three hours earlier, under a change in the works by Mayor Rahm Emanuel's City Council floor leader
01/14/14
How a wine business is dealing with changing its entire identity
Take Peter Schwarzbach and the name of his Chicago wine business, which he changed last fall from Wine Discount Center to Vin Chicago
01/14/14
Bloomington wine superstore opening delayed
A spirited debate is underway over whether a large wine super store should open in Bloomington.
12/30/13
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signs BYOB wine legislation, more flexible liquor license rules
The measure could help Michigan's wine industry by allowing consumers to bring local bottles, said Scott Ellis, executive director of the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association
12/23/13
Beer distributor challenges Indiana liquor laws
Indiana liquor laws that date from the days of Prohibition are facing a challenge from the state's largest beer distributor, which argues it should be able to supply liquor to bars, restaurants and stores
12/19/13
The Swiss created first commercial winery in Indiana
In 1796, John James Dufour left his native Switzerland to seek a new life and opportunity in the United States. Less than a decade later, he opened the country's first successful winemaking business - in southeastern Indiana.
12/18/13
Total Wine & More opening delayed in Bloomington
Objections from the Beverage Association prompted the City Council to look into its concerns.
12/18/13
The Swiss created first commercial winery in Indiana
In the end, the wine business did not prove economically viable
12/16/13
ZBA approves winery production
The Knox County Zoning Board of Appeals voted 4-0 Wednesday afternoon to grant a conditional use permit to a proposed Fleisher Road winery for the production and shipment of wine while prohibiting other activities such as tastings and large scale events
12/16/13
How climate change is affecting farming in Michigan
Tim Boring knew it wasn't a normal drought when the fields on his Stockbridge farm started to dry up during the summer of 2012
12/12/13
OH: Metro Parks to sell permits for beer, wine
Metro Parks will allow beer and wine at two Highbanks Metro Park shelters as well as two lodges at other parks beginning next year. The Metro Parks board approved the new policy yesterday.
12/11/13
Interested in the Michigan winery business? Attend the 2014 Michigan Grape & Wine Conference
Growers, winery owners and those interested in the business will benefit from the wide selection of topics at the Michigan Grape & Wine Conference Feb. 26-28, 2014 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Mich.
12/10/13
OH: Wine by-the-glass at area restaurants is costing more, and you may be getting a smaller pour
Even a cursory glance at local wine lists in independent eateries show the bulk of wine by the glass ranges from $7.50 to $12 - about a buck or two more than two years ago.
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