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12/12/13
CO: Chilly temps freeze grapes, creating early ice wine harvest
Workers moved quickly to hand pick 2-3 tons of frozen grapes from the vines on Wednesday morning for the annual Ice Wine harvest that came a little early this year with the cold temperatures.
12/11/13
Colorado wine industry shows steady growth in production and demand
Consumers in Colorado paid on average $16.68 per bottle for Colorado-made wine compared to an average of $6.14 for all other wines.
12/11/13
12/10/13
Professor works to develop grapes for Wyoming wine
Since coming to Wyoming, Dhekney has been more focused on finding or creating a grape variety that meets several specific conditions: having a short growing season, being cold-tolerant and being able to grow in acidic soil.
12/10/13
12/06/13
MoBev Revamps Leadership Team
Missouri Beverage (MoBev) has announced a revamped leadership team, continuing a series of investments to bolster its efforts in the market. The announcement is part of the company's plans to capitalize on growth potential following its recent partnership with Wirtz Beverage and McLane.
12/02/13
Iowa reports record year in the liquor business
Since 2003, Iowans' vodka consumption is up 63 percent to 1.2 million gallons. That doesn't include another 240,707 gallons of flavored vodkas, a product that wasn't on the market 10 years ago.
11/27/13
Beer, wine, liquor are seasonal hits in North Iowa
While Iowa sales hit a record high of $256 million in the last fiscal year, area liquor stores have experienced an uptick as well.
11/27/13
Wine Finds: Malbec from Uruguay is a restrained treat
One of the things I find exciting about tasting wine is experiencing those from areas that are new to me.
11/26/13
Minnesota winery doubles production, will soon sell in stores
Four Daughters Vineyard & Winery has doubled production to keep up with demand
11/05/13
New Sturgis winery will be state's only "champagne producer"
The winery will sit on a 12-acre parcel and include a 5-acre vineyard, which was planted earlier this year. The winery is expected to be operational by spring of 2014, employing 10 to 15 staff
11/04/13
Big-box wine stores make for spirited competition
Wine connoisseurs across the Twin Cities are about to get a taste of a new kind of store that is bigger and bolder - with perhaps a bitter aftertaste for the competition
10/28/13
Minnesota wine industry continues to grow
It's a distinctive addition to Minnesota commerce, one that contributed $59 million to the state's economy in 2011 alone. The amount of grapes Minnesota grows is increasing, especially since 2006's introduction of the Marquette red variety to the landscape.
10/23/13
Growing a Wine Destination in South Dakota
We buzzed past fields of corn and soybeans, down slippery dirt roads ...
10/16/13
CO: Palisade-area winemakers get creative as cold weather nips grapes
First it was hail that pounded the vines in 2009. Then freezing winter weather decimated the next year's crop. Skip forward to 2013 to a spring freeze that killed some varieties of grapes completely and so damaged entire vines that they had to be cut back to nubs.
10/14/13
Colorado wine country tours
The sun rises late in the Grand Valley of Colorado, struggling to surmount 14,000-foot peaks before blessing the vast valley floor ...
10/10/13
Grape Stomp - Joe vs. Heather
The 50th Annual Wiederkehr Village Weinfest is taking place Saturday (Oct. 12th) and our 5NEWS This Morning crew helped preview the big event.
10/08/13
For Omaha couple's winery, grapes flourish amid the cottonwoods
Deb and Rick Barnett knew when they came around the bend it was the perfect place to live out their dream. With a winding lane shaded by decades-old cottonwoods, backed by a farm pond and fronted with the rolling hills west of Tekamah, the acreage was destined to become Big Cottonwood, the Barnetts' winery.
10/01/13
Change in MT law will allow wine lovers to order directly from wineries
On Oct. 1, a new law will allow consumers to order wine directly from wineries. Previously, according to the Montana Department of Revenue's Liquor Control Division, a person would be required to have a connoisseur's license to order wine directly from wineries.
10/01/13
Montana: New law makes it easier to buy wine directly from wineries
No longer do Montana residents need to obtain a so-called connoisseur's license in order to receive shipments directly to their home.
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