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02/25/14
The paradox that has paralyzed any change in Pa.'s liquor system, at least for now
The LCB says it can be more profitable if it opens more stores on Sunday, expands hours and offers more variable price points. The General Assembly would need to change the law in order for the LCB to do that. But the legislators who most want the state to get out of the liquor business don't see any reason to expand a system they are trying to close
02/24/14
For Eastern Winery Expo, the proof of its success is in the growth
Now the Eastern Winery Exposition, getting set for its third installment March 4-6 at the Lancaster County Convention Center, has built its own comfortable niche. Exhibition booths were sold out five weeks early, albeit a few cancellations have left a couple still available, and much of the Northeast is again represented, beginning with the biggest contingent from Pennsylvania.
02/24/14
New Jersey Matures as a Wine Producer
Uncorking the City: Lettie Teague Checks Out the Garden State's Wine Scene
02/24/14
Massive Hudson Valley Wine Village project moves forward
A proposed $273 million mixed-use development at a former winery in the Town of Lloyd is moving forward with town board approval of the final scope of the generic environmental impact statement.
02/24/14
Vermont Beverage distributors propose an end to bottle bill
The proposal would replace public trash receptacles with public recycling bins. In exchange, distributors want to do away with the state's bottle deposit law, which environmental groups praise as one of Vermont's most successful recycling programs
02/24/14
Pine State Trading awarded marketing contract for liquor sales
Pine State Trading, which was awarded the contract to administer Maine's wholesale liquor business for the next 10 years, has also been awarded the marketing contract
02/24/14
Editorial: Good And Bad Wine Plans in New York State
This outrageous proposal has all the public value of paying people to dig holes and fill them in.
02/21/14
NY: Start Spreading the Economic News
In the midst of a cold and snowy winter, New York grapegrowers and winemakers received some good news this week related to the condition of a different kind of climate-the wine business climate. On Feb. 18, the New York Wine and Grape Foundation reported the results of a new study showing that New York grapes, grape juice and wine have an impact on the state's economy totaling $4.8 billion.
02/21/14
New Jersey Matures as a Wine Producer
[W]hen Mr. Stark moved from an assistant winemaking job at Sinskey Vineyards, a famous Napa Valley winery, to the head position at Unionville Vineyards in 2003, a California-based head hunter told Mr. Stark that it was "pretty much the worst career move that he'd ever heard of in his life," recounted Mr. Stark with a laugh.
02/19/14
Schumer asks US to help NY grape growers hurt by winter
Estimating wine production losses of up to $42.1 million, based on a 2004 deep freeze, Schumer said vineyard owners can't wait a few weeks or months to assess the full damage before applying for help to replace damaged vine trunks and buds.
02/19/14
Worst winter since 2004 for Finger Lakes vineyards
The wine tastings go on as usual in the heated comfort of the tasting rooms at Lakewood Vineyards just north of Watkins Glen, but on the outside, vineyard manager Dave Stamp looks across the bleak February landscape along Seneca Lake and wonders what spring will reveal.
02/18/14
NY: Growing pains
Sen. Schumer calls for disaster assistance for grape farmers
02/18/14
US Finger Lakes could rival Mosel, says Paul Hobbs
Winemaker Paul Hobbs is swapping comfort in California for a dormitory-style bed in his native New York state as he prepares the ground for a Finger Lakes Riesling he believes will rival Germany's best.
02/18/14
NY: Schumer asks U.S. to help grape growers hurt by winter
The recent subzero temperatures that have seized New York may have cost grape growers untold millions, according to U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY.
02/18/14
NY: Viticulture Center bids to be opened March 4
Now that site preparation work is complete, Ontario County will open bids for the actual construction of the Viticulture Center at 3 p.m. March 4.
02/17/14
Pa. liquor stores record spike in sales before recent snowstorm
Compared with the same day a year earlier, wine and spirits sales jumped 51 percent - about $2 million - on Feb. 4, the day before a winter storm pounded the state with a messy mix of snow, ice and freezing rain, according to the state Liquor Control Board. Figures for the storm on Feb. 12 and 13 were not available.
02/17/14
NY: Cold Damage to Wine Grapes
Local grape growers are getting more concerned that the bitter cold has caused severe damage to valuable wine grapes.
02/14/14
Deadly winter storm paralyzes South, blasts Northeast
The storm is just the latest in a series of wintry blasts across much of the eastern half of the nation. And this one was taking a severe toll: At least 20 deaths, mostly in traffic accidents, were blamed on the weather, and hundreds of thousands of people remained without power Thursday.
02/14/14
Winter's wrath threatens grape crop in Chautauqua County
this white winter of frigid temperatures has led to a lot of dead buds, mainly from the Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Gris vines
02/14/14
Storm Was Mid-Atlantic Region's 9th Biggest
The snowfall at Dulles included 11.7 inches on Thursday alone. That broke the 24-hour record for that date of 3 inches set in 1992
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