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06/28/16

McLane Co., the mammoth food and drinks distributor owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, has filed a federal lawsuit in Austin claiming that the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) is unfairly barring it from distributing beverage alcohol in the Lone Star State

06/28/16

Temple-based McLane Co., a $48 billion-a-year wholesale distributor of food and beverages, and the Texas Association of Business on Monday filed a lawsuit in Austin against the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and its four commissioners

06/28/16

Suit Seeks Fair, Consistent and Legal Application of Tied-House Provisions of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code

06/22/16

Breakthru Beverage Group has acquired the 50% interest it didn't already own in Alliance Beverage Group, giving it full control of the Arizona operation.

06/21/16

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 2401 Business 83 in Weslaco, will hold two programs about wine grapes on Friday, June 24. Both workshops will be conducted by Dr. Justin Scheiner, Associate Professor and Viticulture Specialist and Fran Pontasch, Extension viticulture specialist

06/21/16

The US National Weather Service heat index forecast for June 18, 2016 looks scary. It indicates a dangerous situation that everyone who lives in the red areas in the map below should take steps to prepare for. I am not kidding. Extreme heat can be life threatening if not taken seriously.

06/17/16

About 10 members of the Legislature's Business, Economic Development and Labor Appropriations Subcommittee toured Utah's premier wine store at 280 W. Harris Ave. It was the first liquor store visit for a few of the lawmakers who are Mormon and abstain from alcohol.

06/17/16

Winds and rising temperatures across the dry Western U.S. also worsened wildfires in other states.

06/14/16

The law was Prohibition. And the winery it killed might have rewritten the legacy of winemaking in the United States.

06/14/16

The illegal wine merchant from the 1900s was Henry Schuerman. When the German immigrant moved to the area in the 1880s, he noticed that grapes grew wild along Oak Creek. He decided to plant a vineyard alongside his other crops

06/10/16

In her position, she will be responsible for managing sales in Texas, Louisiana, Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas and New Mexico, while creating new opportunities for Biagio's portfolio.

06/10/16

Bagley is the director of Yavapai College's viticulture program. Joining her in the nutrient rich soil of Cottonwood's rolling Black Hills are dozens of volunteers and students who want to learn about the wine business from the ground up.

05/31/16

While visiting Austin some five years ago, friends took me to a wine festival. The wines were all from Texas and almost all were…well…just bad, really bad. The ones we labeled "drinkable" came from grapes sourced from California. Last year I met a fellow journalist in Paso Robles, California, who over a beautiful 1980 Eberle Cabernet Sauvignon, swore that things were changing in her home, the Longhorn State, and encouraged me to give the wines another consideration.

05/27/16

Yavapai College will be hosting its fifth annual Verde Valley Wine Consortium (VVWC) on Saturday, May 28, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Yavapai College's Sedona Center (4215 Arts Village Drive in Sedona).

05/24/16

Are alcohol distributors just waiting to get a cut?

05/20/16

Wineries make it look so easy like that Mother Duck gracefully gliding across the surface of the pond while underneath the water, she is paddling as hard as she can!

05/19/16

In a press release today, a group called the "Houston Heights Beverage Coalition" announced its intention to collect at least 1,500 signatures on a petition to get the issue of beer and wine sales in The Heights on the ballot for the upcoming elections in November. The group has 60 days to obtain the needed signatures in order to accomplish this. If that happens, the City Secretary of the City of Houston will verify the signatures and City Council will call the election for this November.

05/17/16

Arizona winery purchased new space in Willcox, opening new tasting room this summer

05/17/16

Houston's wine scene likes to keep things fresh with legends and new faces

05/12/16

For a growing number of people, particularly those with a taste for wine, spring means a good opportunity to visit a Texas vineyard and sample some vintages, adding reds and whites to a season known for bluebonnet blues

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