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The recent heat wave in the Midwest has sped up the harvesting process for local wine producers. In addition, the heavy amount of rainfall throughout the spring has cost some vintners a significant amount of money.


After months of research into non-GMO options, and years spent setting up partnerships with local farmers and purveyors, the kitchens at Chef/owner Bradford Heap's two restaurants, Colterra in Niwot, and Salt the Bistro in Boulder, no longer serve anything that contains genetically modified organisms (GMOs.) Most of their beverages are GMO-free as well.


"It's the location of the vineyard-the ones up north got hurt a little more than the ones in southern Minnesota."


Community members are practicing their grape stomping abilities for a good cause. The annual Harvest Fest is taking place Saturday at Jacobs Winery in Kirksville.


Hand on, low overhead. Con Pekrul keeps it simple as head vintner, head bottler, and bottle washer at the Plain View Winery. "This is pretty much how my day is filled," says Con as he 'fills' bottle after bottle from a big, plastic bucket.


Microwineries are rare in the Twin Cities despite a boom in microbrewing and distilling. The fledgling company will offer a selection of meads, berry- and rhubarb-based wines, apple cider, dandelion wine and lilac wine, however.


Owners of Sovereign Estate Wine says business has expanded so quickly they need to stay open later and expand its calendar. Some neighbors are leery.


Owners of Sovereign Estate Wine says business has expanded so quickly they need to stay open later and expand its calendar. Some neighbors are leery.


Statistics published by the Persistent Drunk Driver Committee, a monitoring body formed legislatively (Persistent Drunk Driver Act of 1998), show that the "western slope," also known as Colorado's wine country, had the highest average blood alcohol content (BAC) for DUI arrests in 2013.


more customers could be parading in this fall, as the store, which also sells liquor and craft beer, ramps up activities


A large piece of property that was once owned by an established Arkansas winery is finally up for sale


It's grape harvest time in Kansas, and the state's growing wine industry is expecting a big crop this year.


Kansas has 35 registered wineries and vineyards, according to the Kansas Grape Growers & Winemakers Association.


Warehouse Winery, St. Louis Park, MN, specializes in the blending of Minnesota's finest cold-hardy grapes with freshly selected varietals from Northern California and aging them in oak barrels. The winery markets more than 19 blends and straight-up Minnesota and California varietals.


the group Let Arkansas Decide is collecting signatures in support of a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow alcohol sales in all 75 Arkansas counties. The state now has 38 wet counties and 37 dry counties, but private clubs can obtain permits to serve alcohol in dry counties


It's a one-woman winery owned and operated by a mother who decided to take a risk and truly have it all


From the eighth Annual Mid-American Wine Competition held at Des Moines Area Community College, Montelle Winery received four gold medals, including two Sweepstakes nominations for Seyval Blanc and Vidal Icewine, one silver medal, and two bronze.


The medals have been announced for the 2014 Missouri Wine Competition that was judged July 15 to 16. The competition showcased the top wines in Missouri, and this year, more wines were awarded gold medals than ever before


The small number of beer and wine distributors in Montana belies the outsized impact the industry has on the state's economy, particularly in southwest Montana, according to new research by the University of Montana's Bureau of Business and Economic Research.


For the entire month of August, Missouri wineries and the Missouri Wine and Grape Board are featuring the Vignoles grape varietal. The Vignoles (veen-yole) grape is a varietal that thrives in the demanding weather conditions of the state, and is the most commonly grown white grape.

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