What began as a Missouri wine tasting exploration five years ago for Kevin and Kristy Long, of Smithton, became a dream-come-true on March 1 with the opening of their new winery, Wildlife Ridge, at the intersection of Pettis County state routes M and V.
Wirtz Beverage Group, a Chicago-based leading North American spirits, wine and beer wholesaler, and McLane Company, Inc., a Texas-based global foodservice and supply chain leader, announced today the companies have formed a joint venture and entered into an agreement with St. Louis-based Missouri Beverage Company.
As the franchise lawsuits make their way through the courts, lawmakers in Missouri again are pushing new legislation, Senate Bill 365 and House Bill 759, that would make it more difficult for alcohol suppliers to sever their relationships with distributors
Pernod Ricard USA has selected Major Brands, a Missouri-based distributor of premium beer, wine, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages, to distribute its full line of wine and spirits brands in Missouri, US.
Places like California's wine-growing regions could lose more than 50 percent of their suitable territory, while the Canadian border country of Montana, Washington and Idaho could see a 200 percent boost in vineyard potential.
"The area north of Yellowstone will be one of the areas with the greatest increase in suitability for growing wine grapes in the next 50 years," said the scientists, who published their work in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Out of approximately 3,505 varieties of wines from wineries in 20 different countries and all 50 states, Table Mountain Vineyards took home two bronze awards during the 13th Annual Finger Lakes International Wine Competition (FLIWC) held in Rochester, N.Y. in late March.