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10/23/14

The Canvas and Cork Tasting Room is located at 90 North Meaders Street, just off the square across from Hancock Park. It serves as an additional tasting room for Chestatee Valley Vintners - Three Sisters Winery

10/23/14

"We are proud to add another uniquely branded Georgia tasting room in Dahlonega," says winery co-owner Doug Paul. The Canvas and Cork Tasting Room is the fifth Georgia Farm Winery tasting room to open in Downtown Dahlonega.

10/23/14

The 12th annual Festival of the Grape will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, in the area around the Powhatan County Courthouse, said Angie Cabell, executive director of the Powhatan Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the event.

10/23/14

Hundreds of wine professionals - including wine buyers, restaurant owners and staff, sommeliers, and wine and food writers - attended the day-long event, focused on Virginia's growing wine scene.

10/22/14

Josh Hammond, the president of Buster's Liquor and Wines, sums up the position he has to overcome in a word - convenience. That is how backers of the referendums on the Nov. 4 ballot to allow wine sales in food stores are selling the proposition to voters via television ads as early voters are making their choices on the questions in Memphis, Bartlett, Collierville, Arlington, Millington and Germantown.

10/21/14

Several counties and cities have a referendum on the ballot in next month's election addressing sales of wine and beer, but will you actually be agreeing to if you vote yes or now?

10/21/14

It's not often that voters here the words "wine" in those wonderful campaign ads that control the airwaves during election season. However, voters in Tennessee are getting a glass full in the run up to the November election

10/20/14

multiple starting points for such a fire would lead investigators to believe the blaze was intentionally set

10/17/14

As part of a plan to close a $2.4 billion gap in the two-year budget, Gov. Terry McAuliffe has directed the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to hike the costs of liquor

10/16/14

OpenTable, the online restaurant reservation source, announced this year's 2014 Diners' Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Wine Lists in America. Naturally, the overall winner was America's largest wine-producing region, California, with 16 awards. What is surprising is this year's strong showing from Midwestern and Southern states, where wine does not grow in abundance. This year's second place ranking goes to Ohio with a total of 12 restaurant awards. Maryland follows closely behind with a total of eight award-winning restaurants.

10/14/14

The Tennessee Legislature voted in February to allow grocery stores to sell wine, but only after individual communities hold their own referendums. In 78 cities (including Nashville) where enough signatures were collected, those referendums are slated for November 4.

10/14/14

.... late last week the Beer Industry of Florida (BIF), an association representing MillerCoors and other craft beer distributors, announced it was forming a coalition of distributors to support legislation allowing 64-ounce growlers - "no strings attached."

10/10/14

Proponents of Tennessee grocery stores' ability to sell wine say they're gearing up for the Nov. 4 election where voters in Chattanooga, Signal Mountain and dozens of other communities will decide the issue on local referendums.

10/10/14

Wilmington's Planning Commission gave its unanimous support Wednesday to a city code change that would distinguish wine shops from nightclubs, in effect allowing such businesses in more parts of the city. The proposal will now go to the city council for approval.

10/10/14

"We feel so blessed to be the stewards of the New Kent Winery," Jo Anna Dombroski said Wednesday. She and her husband, Joe Dombroski, have visited hundreds of wineries around the world. And they have traveled nearly every dirt road in Virginia looking at wineries and land to plant grape vines, she said.

10/09/14

Loudoun's booming winery scene has been a boon for area musicians, giving them new outlets and new audiences. For a musician, an enjoyable Sunday afternoon can lead to a growing fan base. For wineries, a great weekend music lineup is a way to expand clientele and keep guests hanging out longer.

10/09/14

"We feel so blessed to be the stewards of the New Kent Winery," Jo Anna Dombroski said Wednesday.

10/03/14

Dennis Horton of Horton Vineyards is the quintessential tinkerer. His 1992 viognier ignited the Virginia wine industry, to the point that viognier is now the official state wine grape. But he didn't stop there. He also brought the Norton grape back from Missouri to its Virginia roots, experimented with Iberian varieties such as touriga and albariño, and the Georgian grape rkatsiteli.

10/03/14

Besides not getting deserved respect, it ain't easy being a Georgia winemaker. If it's not the ill-timed rains during harvest or the punishing (sometimes devastating) spring freezes or the humid summers with their associated diseases, it's antagonistic state and local governments, which only recently have grown more tolerant.

10/02/14

Fiscal 2014 is the third consecutive year a new Virginia vin record has been set, following 511,000 cases sold in 2013 and 485,000 in 2012. Since 2010, sales of Virginia wine have increased 25 percent, according to the governor's office.

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