Chairman George Wahby commented, "I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the Wine Australia
Board and the sector generally to thank Andrew for his exemplary leadership over the past four years.
Beginning June 1, The Maryland Department of Agriculture will implement a new permit process removing county-by-county restrictions and limits to the number of markets, or days, a winery can attend. The change also drops the requirement for farmers' market managers and property owners to sign paperwork to enable wineries to participate.
Wine exports rose to 469 million liters (124 million U.S. gallons) in the year ending April 30, up 25 percent from the previous 12 months and more than triple the total shipped in 2000, data from the Wines of South Africa trade body, or WOSA, show.
The Rangers have said little publicly about the financial angles of the alcohol election or the other options they could have considered. Team officials have generally emphasized this as a way to give them more flexibility to serve fans.
On Thursday, May 9 the vested interests in Ontario's beverage alcohol industry gathered at an Economic Club of Canada luncheon at Toronto's Delta Chelsea Hotel to hear why the province should move to a mixed public/private retail model of selling wine, beer and spirits.
As the massive task of cleaning up after more than 100,000 rock fans got underway Monday in Napa, BottleRock organizers declared the event a success and said it will return on Mother's Day weekend next year, albeit for fewer days.