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02/12/16

Native Americans are more likely to abstain from alcohol than whites are, and heavy drinking and binge drinking rates are about the same for both groups, according to a UA study.

02/05/16

Legislation also funds research & education projects for state wine industry

02/05/16

"Even in Champagne, he insisted on growing his vines outside the appellation area, and eventually they included it because the terroir was so good..."

02/03/16

A newly formed Arizona wine group that aims to help consumers by touting quality wines will also have to sell itself to Arizona's winemakers, as one of the leading makers on Tuesday called the Arizona Vignerons Alliance "divisive."

02/02/16

The Arizona Vignerons Alliance, announced Monday, will look to certify that wines are made with Arizona-grown grapes and meet a rigorous quality standard, determined by both lab results and a tasting panel

02/02/16

Without amending, SB 1381 would bar Arizona consumers from having wine shipped to them from any out-of-state wine stores, wine auction house or other wine retailers across the country

02/02/16

Sen. Barto has introduced Senate Bill 1381 allowing a person 21 years of age or older to receive up to 18 cases annually, per winery. According to a release from "Free the Grapes!", other states have found updating these laws provide tax revenues and do not hurt local wholesalers or retailers.

02/02/16

This article provides a brief overview of the Mexican wine industry, including current statistics, viticulture and winemaking practices, sales and marketing tactics, and future issues. It is based on a research project and paper published in the Wine Economics & Policy Journal.

01/29/16

Founder and Winemaker, Paul J, Hoffman, announced today that The Desert Rock Winery has launched "The Head Tilt" Wine Brand, which will benefit animal charity and rescue organizations. "Having rescued several animals, I've seen the incredible service these operations provide to the community on limited funding," said Hoffman. "While we can't solve the entire animal cruelty, neglect, and homeless situation we can definitely do our part to assist the effort with our new program."

01/29/16

More than a dozen lawmakers signed on as primary sponsors of the measure, with another 21 listed as co-sponsors. The bipartisan group of lawmakers includes members of legislative leadership

01/29/16

Making homemade wine is a time-honored tradition in Rockne, and last Saturday night that tradition was celebrated with a homemade wine contest at Henry's Place. While not an annual event, there have been three others since the contest first started in 2004, usually occurring in mid-January every two to three years. Ann Beck, proprietor of Henry's, tells me that this year's contest was the best one yet, with the most people in attendance

01/28/16

Pierre de Wet's biggest foe was a tiny bug - the sharpshooter, or Homalodisca vitripennis, to be exact. The sharpshooter carries a plant disease fatal to wine grapes and is all too common in East Texas. It was a mighty battle, but de Wet prevailed before his death on Tuesday at the age of 61. And in winning that battle, he not only established Kiepersol Estates winery, but also the East Texas wine industry

01/28/16

Trademark infringement, you have said. It's all about the San Antonio brand. We say, hometown pride. And here, too, it's all about the brand.

01/28/16

Katy Jane Seaton, who actually grew up in Walla Walla, Washington, found her way to Texas and eventually Terry County and married local farmer and grape grower Nicholas Seaton. Katy Jane, as all who know her will testify, is a ball of energy and very passionate about the grapes of Terry County and in Texas as a whole.

01/22/16

There were 28 Texas wineries that were awarded medals which is a judgment of the wine quality by medal level with Double Gold Medals being the best of the best, gold medals being the best, silver medals for outstanding wines, and bronze for superb wines. The type of medal is similar to the ranking in the Olympics except there can be more than one gold medal awarded if the judging panel thinks the wine is of that quality level.

01/21/16

in portions of Graham and Cochise Counties ...

01/20/16

Topics include fungal disease control and how to prepare for the season, developing a vineyard plan, pruning considerations, growers panel and a pruning demonstration.

01/20/16

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service has hired four viticulture program specialists to assist grape growers with challenges and educational information, officials said.

01/20/16

Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf countries are scooping up farmland in drought-afflicted regions of the U.S. Southwest, and that has some people in California and Arizona seeing red.

01/18/16

Wine consultant Gil Lempert-Schwarz has abandoned a defamation lawsuit over allegations that he knowingly sold counterfeit wines - but he re-iterated that he was wrongly accused

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