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02/21/14
Texas Wine & Grape Growers Association Conference: A Summary
David Furer discusses conference highlights.
02/19/14
TX: Exploding beer tank prompts $1m lawsuit
A Texan brewery is being sued by two residents who claim they were injured after a fermentation tank exploded while they were on a tour of its facility.
02/19/14
A Texas Winery Homecoming
Pheasant Ridge Winery, the historic West Texas estate that helped kick off a resurgence of the Lone Star State's wine industry in the 1970s, has been sold to Bingham Family Vineyards. The sale, for more than $650,000, includes 60 acres of vines, the winery and the tasting room.
02/19/14
Arizona college offers associate degree in wine
Yavapai College's Verde Valley campus is the only place in the Southwest offering a two-year associate degree program in viticulture, the study of grapes, and enology, the study of wine.
02/14/14
Unfiltered: Bordeaux LaFight Club: Lafite vs. Lafitte
Plus, Texas wine pioneer Doc McPherson dies, vintners aid Washington State University's Wine Science Center and more
02/11/14
Wine: Arizona chardonnay -- who knew?
Winemaker Eric Glomski says people's perceptions of Arizona are "based on seeing Looney Tunes, the Road Runner and Coyote." Think vast stretches of desert with the occasional cactus and Acme anvil. But Arizona, he says, "is much more than desert."
02/07/14
TTB Allows Use of 'Black Spanish' Label on Wine
The office received, "a petition containing evidence that the name 'Black Spanish' is a recognized synonym commonly used in Texas for the name 'Lenoir', which is an already approved grape variety name," giving her cause to allow the winery and all other bonded wineries use of 'Black Spanish' as a name.
02/05/14
Bill would cut taxes for Hawaii breweries, wineries
Under the bill, beer makers would pay 23 cents per gallon on draft beers and beer other than draft beers that are brewed or produced by a small brewery or brew pub. Right now, they pay 93 cents. Winemakers would pay a tax rate of 59 cents per wine gallon on still wine and sparkling wine made by a small winery. Right now, they pay $1.38 per gallon on still wine and $2.12 on sparkling wine.
01/31/14
Longtime Southern Executive Bart Takes Over Young's Arizona Unit
He replaces Mark Moser, who had held the role since 2011
01/30/14
Texas: Groundwater representatives share expertise in trade show
Participants spent the day listening to seminars and browsing the 120 exhibits.
01/28/14
Utah Faces New Fight Over Liquor Laws
A Utah lawmaker has proposed scaling back some of Utah's famously strict liquor laws just days after the Mormon church urged legislators to keep existing regulations in place
01/28/14
Emergencies Declared As Deep Freeze Hits Deep South
Temperatures closer to what's normal for this time of year aren't expected until Thursday
01/27/14
Leroi Barrels Brings in Tim Drake
Drake will cover the growing Texas wine industry.
01/27/14
Houston star chefs showcase diversity at upcoming Austin Food & Wine Festival
"A big part of this festival's success comes from listening to our guests' feedback from year to year," says
01/27/14
Doc McPherson, 1918-2014
One of worst parts about this job - probably the worst - is writing posts like this. Obituaries are bad enough, but how do you sum someone up in 300 words in phrases optimized for Google's search robots?
01/20/14
County puts a cork in North Valley winery plans
Landowner Xavier Zamarripa has hit a roadblock in his quest to establish a winery and art gallery on his Alameda Boulevard property in the North Valley
01/14/14
Nevada undetected in major wine survey
Australia's University of Adelaide has mapped out the types of wine grapes grown in the world down to the local level. But wine grape production in Nevada is so anemic it doesn't even make the massive database. William Coplin, president of Nevada Vines and Wines, is trying to change that by working with the University of Nevada, Reno to try to kick-start wine production in Nevada.
01/09/14
Arizona Culinary & Wine Center opens as 'foodie incubator' in Scottsdale
Two local culinary organizations have partnered to create a venture that seeks to educate and celebrate Arizona's burgeoning foodie culture.
01/09/14
Vineyard receives Superior Service Award from AgriLife Extension
Todd Vineyard, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for agriculture and natural resources in Wise County, has received the agency's Superior Service Award for County Extension Agents.
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