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04/17/14
ND: Goehring awards state's first wine and grape research grants
Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has awarded North Dakota's first research grants to support and promote the state's grape and wine industry. "The 2013 Legislature appropriated $80,000 for the North Dakota Department of Agriculture to fund industry research and promotion," Goehring said. "North Dakota's grape and wine industry has seen significant growth in recent years, and the research funded by these grants will help keep that industry growing."
04/15/14
Sunday alcohol sales in Minnesota may stall over 'growlers'
A bill that would allow limited Sunday sales of alcohol in Minnesota is in jeopardy
04/14/14
The growing Iowa and Minnesota wine industries
A recent study is showing that the expansion of Iowa's wine industry in recent years shows it's potential to become a regional leader
04/14/14
Sonoma vintner returns to Oklahoma to pour cabs at Philbrook Wine Experience
When Casidy Ward and husband, Lynn Hofacket, got married and moved to California in 1988, they had little idea how they would make a living or if they even would stay
04/14/14
Gun range aims to be the first with a liquor license in Oklahoma
At 40,000 square feet co-owner Jeff Swanson says Wilshire Gun will be a full-fledged destination
04/14/14
Wine ice cream gets cold shoulder
Lobbyists representing an alcohol-infused ice cream maker brought sweet treats Thursday to the State Capitol
04/11/14
Vote on 'wine ice cream' bill again postponed in Louisiana
After confusion over what, if any, agency would regulate ice cream products that contain ice cream, sponsor state Rep. Marcus Hunter, D-Monroe, agreed to delay a vote on the bill until he could speak to state alcohol regulation officials. It is unclear when the bill might be heard again.
04/08/14
Economic impact of Iowa's wine industry grew nearly 80 percent over four years, study says
The economic impact of Iowa's wine industry has exploded in recent years, according to a new study. Frank, Rimerman + Co., a California-based consulting firm, reported that the economic impact of Iowa's wine and wine grapes industry was $420 million in 2012, an increase of around 80 percent from $234 million in 2008.
04/08/14
ISU professor sees Iowa as regional winery leader
Iowa's wine industry has been growing by leaps and bounds in recent years, prompting an Iowa State University professor to contend that the state has the potential to be a regional leader. Murli Dharmadhikari, director of the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute at Iowa State University, notes that Iowa was home to around 30 wineries and 500 acres of wine grapes a decade ago. Those numbers have soared to 100 wineries covering 1,200 acres today.
04/04/14
Explosive Winery Growth Attributed to Cold Hardy Grapes - The researchers found that Marquette is the most commonly planted cold hardy red grape in northern US sates, making up 39% of all red cultivars
A team of researchers, led by Professor Bill Gartner from the University of Minnesota's Department of Applied Economics, surveyed hundreds of wineries
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