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09/03/15

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service viticulturist, Dr. Ed Hellman of Lubbock, has earned accolades twice in recent months for his educational efforts supporting the Texas wine industry.

09/02/15

Academy of Beverage and Fine Services Learning Center "Raises the Bar" on Education

08/28/15

When discussing the wine of the Americas we first think of the United States, Argentina or Chile, even Brazil or Uruguay, but certainly not Mexico, which is ironic given that it is the oldest wine destination in the Americas

08/28/15

Whole Foods Market sought out the California Fruit Wine Company while looking for an offering that could marry the success the chain had with sangria and with a pineapple wine that they sourced out of Hawaii

08/27/15

In early 2015 the monkeys announced plans to open a second winery and put it in Austin, Texas

08/27/15

While many people in Texas did not care for the crazy weather this spring and summer, you won't find any Texas winemakers whining about it.

08/26/15

Duchman Family Winery finds the varietals grow quite well in Lone Star terroir

08/26/15

May clocked in as Texas' wettest month on record, and the heavy rains were followed by showers in June. For Texas farmers plagued by years of drought, this deluge seemed like a godsend.

08/25/15

About three o'clock in the afternoon, a growing number of Phoenicians climb inside their hot cars, crank up the air conditioning, and head north to higher elevations in Yavapai County to secure a new future in wine grapes.

08/25/15

Cooler summer yields good quantities and superior quality; Hill Country winery offers flash services to custom-crush clients

08/25/15

A group of researchers from Texas A&M University believe they have developed a novel and environmentally friendly solution to one of the wine industry's more troubling threats: Pierce's disease. They hope to target the bacterium behind the disease with bacteriophages-viruses that specifically attack bacteria.

08/20/15

"Operation Bottoms Up" aimed to verify the integrity of alcohol served at 68 licensed retailers statewide.

08/18/15

"This was certainly a bumper crop this year," Jay Knepp with Salt Lick Cellars said. "We keep getting bigger and bigger, and that is where we want to be headed."

08/18/15

At the Salt Lick Cellars' vineyard in Driftwood, Sangiovese and Tempranillo grapes hang heavy from the vines.

08/13/15

she also plans to introduce a second measure that would create a DABC advocate position that employees, customers and liquor vendors could contact with their complaints

08/12/15

Austin has a reputation for its excellent food and wine scene. That status is continually bolstered with prestigious awards. To add to the growing list of accolades, Nathan Fausti, sommelier at Olive & June, was crowned the 2015 TEXSOM Best Sommelier at the 11th annual Texas Sommeliers Conference (TEXSOM) held at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas.

08/10/15

That's why many alcohol wholesalers are backing a 2016 ballot measure in Nevada to legalize recreational marijuana. If passed, they'd be the middle men between growers and dispensaries.

08/10/15

In May, the Legislature passed and Gov. Brian Sandoval signed Assembly Bill 4 to help the winery industry grow. The law, which takes effect in October, will allow wineries to open in any Nevada county. The previous law, written in the 1980s, limited wineries to counties with fewer than 100,000 people, essentially prohibiting wineries in the Las Vegas Valley and in Washoe County

08/06/15

After a record breaking June, July brought some changes that were welcomed and some that were not. The main differences in July were the result of cut-off or thermal low pressure areas, with warm and moist southerly flow that increased cloud cover, brought thunderstorms, and rain to many areas. Unfortunately these thunderstorms also brought lightning that has sparked numerous fires and now has much of the west under a blanket of smoke.

08/06/15

Sterling brings several years of on-premise experience to the position. He previously worked for Glazers Domaine & Estates in Texas for 14 years as the on-premise wine specialist before becoming sales manager for Select Wine Distributors in Louisiana, where he's worked since 2011.

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