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08/28/14

Grant Gordon, one of the most promising young chefs to emerge in Houston in recent years, was found dead Monday in his home at the age of 28. The cause of his death has not been determined

08/28/14

A town on the Utah-Arizona border largely controlled by Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect moved closer to opening its first commercial winery, a new venture and a signal of yet another lifestyle choice that separates the sect from mainstream Mormon teachings

08/27/14

Bartenders from throughout Texas will have a chance to match their reputations and skills as part of the Kiepersol BlindTending Bartenders Competition, which is launching this week and will culminate Tuesday, Nov. 11, with the competitors matching skills in Tyler.

08/21/14

With numerous awards, Solaro Estate Winery is working to put Texas on the international stage in the wine world. Formed in 2002 in Austin, Solaro Estate Winery has expanded to include an urban winery in midtown Houston, which opened in May.

08/21/14

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it is distributing $25 million to agricultural companies around the country as part of its Value-Added Producer Grant program - and a New Mexico company is getting $50,000 of that.

08/20/14

"We are the only estate winery in the country to also have an urban winery."

08/19/14

Grape growers in Washoe County plan to lobby legislators next year to update a state law which prohibits them from making and selling wine. Current law allows wineries in smaller counties, and the Nevada Wine Coalition, the new political action committee, argues that Nevada has an opportunity to foster a multi-billion dollar wine industry if it lets Washoe and Clark counties participate.

08/12/14

Two Texarkana, Arkansas, liquor store owners are challenging a proposal to allow the sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption in Texarkana, Texas.

08/11/14

A hearing is scheduled for Monday morning prior to the Texas-side City Council's regularly scheduled meeting.

08/11/14

When TEXSOM draws hundreds of sommeliers, winery representatives, distributors and all-around wine enthusiasts this weekend to a Four Seasons in the Irving area, it'll mark 10 years since the wine education conference first launched as a small gathering for sommeliers to study up for the exams and certifications that would take them to the next level of wine expert.

08/07/14

The tradition of men as winemakers is also long gone with women playing very important roles throughout the Texas wine industry.

08/06/14

The Cedar Band of Paiute Indians has ventured into the wine business, producing and bottling several varietals under the Twisted Cedar label. Twisted Cedar's wines are available in 11 states: Utah, Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming.

08/05/14

John Valentine, a tax attorney, will take the helm of the panel after 26 years on Capitol Hill

08/04/14

A lawmaker says Utah could ease the burden for families participating in the state's limited medical marijuana program by selling a cannabis extract in state liquor stores

08/04/14

Though a trip to a vineyard sounds like a relaxing couples retreat, the time spent by the Svalesons and LaBars at Tehuacana Creek Vineyards on Saturday involved some considerable sweat and muscle work.

07/29/14

The Wine & Food Foundation of Texas (WFFT) will distribute more than $50,000 to four Texas-based, nonprofit organizations supporting health and education in the lifecycle of food and wine in the second half of 2014.

07/29/14

Like a giant measuring stick in the desert, the dropping water level of Lake Mead, the nation's largest man-made reservoir, provides a vivid representation of the drought that is gripping the Southwest and much of the West.

07/29/14

Deming's Luna Rossa winery and Tularosa Vineyards have been named among New Mexico's wine producers to watch for fine vintages, according to Stephanie Miskew, a certified sommelier, wine educator and proprietor of The Wine Atelier.

07/29/14

"The Career & Technical Education Center in Prescott and the Southwest Wine Center on the Verde Valley campus in Clarkdale present the strongest opportunities for workforce development leading to direct job growth," said Clint Ewell, vice-president of finance and administrative services. "In support of both programs, the STEM funding will be used for capital expansion and development of both facilities.

07/25/14

Seven Western states that rely on the Colorado River Basin for valuable water are drawing more heavily from groundwater supplies than previously believed, a new study finds, the latest indication that an historic drought is threatening the region's future access to water.

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