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10/31/14

thirteen Virginia Distillers sent a letter to Governor Terry McAuliffe, in opposition to the Governor's proposal to raise spirits taxes in the Commonwealth of Virginia yet again

10/31/14

After seven years of debate, finally voters will be able to vote to allow sales of wine in grocery stores. I encourage all of my fellow Tennesseans to vote in favor of this simple legislation.

10/28/14

Wayne Gay is one of a kind. His Watauga Lake Winery is the only commercial producer of wine in the highlands of Carter and Johnson counties. While Gay is the only winery from Tennessee that would be in the proposed AVA for now, he said there are also wineries in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell and Watauga counties of North Carolina and Grayson County in Virginia that would be a part of the region. The region would be known as the Appalachian High Country AVA.

10/28/14

As the wine industry continues to boom in Nelson County and throughout Virginia, local wineries are working to keep pace with growing demand. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced last month Virginia wine sales had reached a new record high in 2014, an increase of almost two percent from 2013.

10/28/14

In the past 20 years, the number of wine businesses has increased fivefold. There are now about 230 wine producers in the region, many of them family-run businesses with cellars open to visitors and weekend tastings that draw loads of tourists on weekends.

10/27/14

said Jack D. Fellows, Ph.D, director of the Climate Change Science Institute at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory

10/27/14

The impending markup of liquor sold in Virginia ABC stores will pay for far more than $2.5 million to help close a $2.4 billion revenue gap in the state budget.

10/24/14

D.C. area wine offers a sense of adventure. If you visit enough wineries, surprises await, including wines made from grapes you've never heard of and even wines that you'll never find anywhere else in the world, no matter how hard you look.

10/24/14

The Eastern Winery Exposition has partnered with the Eastern Section of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV-ES) for a second year and will offer two separate auctions in Syracuse during the 2015 Eastern Winery Exposition (EWE).

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.

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