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07/23/14

Hundreds of people attended the auction at Acres of Land Winery in Madison County.

07/22/14

Larissa Dubose has been selected as the Field Sales Manager for Georgia, along with the Carolinas, Tennessee and Alabama. She will be based in Atlanta.

07/22/14

Melanie Nicolas has been named FSM for Florida, a key market for Hess Family Wine Estates. Most recently she served as a sales representative for Premier Beverage, which represents HFWE.

07/21/14

The campaign to collect signatures supporting wine-in-grocery store sales is still ongoing, but Red White and Food, the nonprofit organization collecting the signatures, announced today that more than 119,000 signatures have been collected statewide.

07/18/14

Purple Toad Winery owner Allen Dossey is pushing for a vote under a new law that allows voters in Lone Oak to choose whether alcohol sales would be permitted on Sundays. McCracken County Commissioners have shot down the idea twice. A local option vote would allow the winery to bypass the commission.

07/15/14

Senate Bill 213, along with many other bills passed by Kentucky's 2014 General Assembly, will officially become law on July 15

07/11/14

One new law going into effect July 15 was initiated by a local winery owner and could benefit wine-sellers in Jessamine County and across the state. Senate Bill 213 was born when state Sen. Tom Buford was approached by First Vineyard owner Tom Beall. Beall explained the difficulties faced by Kentucky winery owners, who are currently unable to sell their product on Sundays. The new law will allow the fiscal court to vote on whether to allow small farm wineries to sell alcohol on Sundays.

07/11/14

Albariño, a white, crisp, lively wine often associated with northwest Spain, is starting to gain a foothold in Virginia. Make that a toehold, but it might not be long before it becomes a go-to grape and wine, especially for wineries in the eastern part of the state.

07/10/14

The Sumner County Election Office has been busy verifying petitions from those who would like to see their city allow the sale of wine in grocery stores

07/09/14

Kroger plans on collecting signatures and addresses of registered voters at more than 35 of its grocery stores this weekend and the weekend following. The petitions must be presented to the election commission by Aug. 21 in order to be on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

07/09/14

Southern Wine & Spirits made a $30 million gift to the Step up For Students Scholarship Program. The donation is the largest ever for the Jacksonville-based non-profit. Step Up For Students provided more than 16,000 scholarships to Miami-Dade County students in the 2013-14 year. The company's donation will support more than 5,500 scholarships statewide in the coming school year.

07/09/14

... offers Miami customers the convenience of bottle service at your door and eliminates the trips to the liquor store.

07/09/14

A growing interest in where our food comes from, a healthy wine industry in the U.S., and wine drinkers embracing their love of sweeter wines have all caused Florida wines and wineries to see a spike in popularity

07/08/14

"There is a great deal of support for the wine in retail food stores signature collection in the eligible communities in Sumner County," she said, "and we look forward to expanding our efforts (here)."

07/07/14

A winery once hailed as a boon to Madison County tourism is scheduled to go on the auction block Tuesday, July 22.

07/07/14

wine lovers in the area will soon have a new tasting room to visit in the Yadkin Valley wine region.

07/03/14

A hurricane watch was issued for part of North Carolina's coast early Wednesday, covering an area from Bogue Inlet to Oregon Inlet, including Pamlico Sound. A tropical storm watch was in effect for parts of Florida and South Carolina.

07/03/14

A ban on high-proof spirits will take effect in the US state of Maryland next week with the aim of reducing binge drinking among students and sexual assaults on campus.

07/03/14

Clever Imports, a West Palm Beach-based importer of chocolate flavored wines, filed Chapter 11 reorganization in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The company rang up $5.5 million in sales in 2013 and $2.6 million from the start of 2014 until the Chapter 11 filing on June 25, according to the case management summary.

07/02/14

Napa Valley Education Center & Tasting Room Located in Downtown Charleston to Educate Visitors and their Palates

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