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04/18/14
First woman appointed as Baltimore Liquor Board head
Michelle Bailey-Hedgepeth chosen as executive secretary
04/17/14
ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Modernizes And Consolidates To Keep Pace With Florida Trends
A few years ago, you were in the middle of a massive modernization of your stores. Is that still ongoing?
04/17/14
North Carolina's A-B Tech brewing program to get a brewhouse and wine-making system
The Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is getting a $195,000 grant from Duke Energy to expand the program and its equipment. The money will buy the program a 7-10-barrel brew house, a canning machine, a distillation system and a micro winery and "put money into a sensory analysis laboratory," said Scott Adams, director of the program. T
04/14/14
Virginia's Molon Lave has a place at Seder table with kosher wines
During the Passover Seder meal, four cups of wine are incorporated into the annual Jewish feast. The silverware, dishes and unleavened bread are closely supervised to conform with ritual demands - and so is the wine
04/14/14
Florida Passing Bill to Pay Booze Wholesalers to Do Nothing
So, here's how it's going to work in Florida if you are a craft beer brewer:
04/11/14
Virginia restaurants get reprieve on wine dinner crackdown
Enophiles in Northern Virginia will likely have a lot more wine dinners to add to their calendars in the coming months, after the Virginia General Assembly passed a law that explicitly allows restaurants to hold the events with wine distributors.
04/10/14
Remembering Barry Alberts, Miami Wine Educator
Alberts died suddenly this past weekend. .... The Coconut Grove Grapevine reports Alberts was involved in a car accident this past Friday
04/10/14
Researchers examine Va. red wines
Cain Hickey, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Horticulture working at Tech's Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Winchester, Va., is examining the science behind two popular Virginia wines and how different exposures can change the flavors and aromas.
04/09/14
Fla. lawmakers push to house hard liquor with beer, wine
A bill filed this year would allow stores to sell both kinds of alcohol. Former Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco Director John Harris agrees with the idea.
04/08/14
Brutal winter weather takes toll on Virginia vineyards
The harsh conditions of winter and early spring 2013-14 have taken their toll on grapevines. "We're going through nearly a perfect storm in the Virginia wine grape industry," said Jim Bogaty, owner of Veramar Vineyard, located east of Berryville in Clarke County.
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