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01/23/15

The action, following November's public vote to make Columbia County "wet," ends the official prohibition against the retail sales of beer and wine in effect since 1943.

01/23/15

Indiana Beverage Alliance president Marc Carmichael says eliminating the face-to-face interaction will make direct wine sales much easier for out-of-state retailers, putting Hoosier wine sellers at a disadvantage.

01/23/15

County commissioners voted 5-0 to make changes to the vineyard's conditional-use permit allowing 55 ceremonies on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between May 1 and Oct. 31.

01/23/15

Neighbors of the Cannon River Winery vineyards vigorously protested when owner John Maloney requested the ability to host 80 weddings

01/22/15

The chairman of the Uncork Kansas campaign thinks the group finally has a bill that can overcome resistance and expand alcohol sales in Kansas. Dave Dillon, who recently retired as chairman of the board of Kroger, is leading the campaign this year. He sat down with The Topeka Capital-Journal to discuss a bill the group is backing on Wednesday. The text of the bill isn't available, but Dillon said he expects it to be introduced next week.

01/22/15

Since last April, Maryland-based Total Wine & More has opened four big-box stores in the area - in Roseville, Burnsville, Woodbury and Bloomington - and lured customers to their wide, shiny aisles with low (often extremely low) advertised prices on popular brands.

01/22/15

The chairman of the Uncork Kansas campaign thinks the group finally has a bill that can overcome resistance and expand alcohol sales in Kansas.

01/21/15

announced the promotion of Taylor Sommer to the role of State Executive Vice President of RNDC Colorado

01/21/15

Most people recognize Dec. 5, 1933, as the date when the national Prohibition of alcohol ended in America

01/20/15

In Saline County, 25 separate entities have applied with the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Division for 32 permits to sell beer or wine, and in Columbia County, five people have applied for six permits to sell beer or wine, all as of Thursday.

01/20/15

Gov. Sam Brownback declared Thursday in his State of the State address that Kansas would continue its "march to zero" on income taxes

01/15/15

"Uncork Kansas" is kicking off a public relations blitz... to convince lawmakers to approve new legislation.

01/13/15

In the Midwest we are proud to be hailed as "the bread basket" of the nation and produce a multitude of crops. However, grapes and wine production are not generally synonymous with this area. Nevertheless, several vineyards and wineries do thrive in the area.

01/13/15

Two months after the downtown Safeway plaza changed hands at the Mulberry and College intersection, a new tenant is ready to fill the last vacant storefront on the city block.

01/12/15

Lori Paulsen, a veteran in the nonprofit sector, holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has a strong communications, management, grant writing and marketing background along with experience with the Nebraska Soybean Board and the national Popcorn Board.

01/12/15

There's a new plan and a new face working to convince Kansas lawmakers to allow grocery stores across the state to sell "strong beer," wine and liquor.

01/09/15

The latest report from the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division shows that in the fiscal year that ended in 2014, there were 3.12 gallons of liquor sold in the rural northern Iowa county for every person age 21 and older.

01/08/15

Local restaurants are boldly going to new frontiers with their wine lists.

01/08/15

The latest state audit of on- and off-site municipal liquor establishments operated by 205 cities reports a record $333 million in sales- up 1 percent over the previous year. It shows $27 million in profits, down $500,000, or nearly 2 percent

01/06/15

The latest challenge comes from national superstore Total Wine & More, which entered the Twin Cities last year and now has four outlets, with plans for more.

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