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03/27/15

The House voted 57-19 to advance to the Senate a bill that outlaws wine imports from any state that imposes a "substantial burden" on the Arkansas agriculture industry

03/23/15

Colorado liquor store owners and breweries expect a ballot proposal in the 2016 election and plan to launch an opposition campaign called "Keep Colorado Local" on Thursday.

03/20/15

There is a new push to change the law and allow Colorado supermarkets to sell liquor, an idea that mom-and-pop liquor stores have been fighting for years

03/13/15

The Governor of Wyoming signed H 47 into law on February 25, 2015, doubling the amount of wine a licensed direct shipper can ship to any one address during a 12-month period from 18 liters (two cases) to 36 liters (four cases). The bill becomes effective on July 1, 2015. Prior to sending any direct shipment to a Wyoming address, out-of-state shippers are required to file an application with the Department of Revenue Liquor Division and pay an annual license fee of $50. Licenses are valid from July 1 to June 30 of the following year

03/12/15

The past year of writing this column has been full of rewards for yours truly. From the first column on, I have received encouragement from readers, both locally and as far away as New York and California. The digital Forum reaches far and wide, well beyond our Upper Midwestern region.

03/12/15

A Kansas House committee wants answers before it will hand over money to the state's Alcohol Beverage Control agency. The question involves liquor regulations and their enforcement in the Wichita area.

03/11/15

House Joint Resolution 1002 would allow wineries that have been licensed by the Alcoholic Beverage Law Enforcement Commission to sell and ship wine directly to consumers who have visited the winery in person and purchased wine on the premises.

03/11/15

would allow wineries that have been licensed by the Alcoholic Beverage Law Enforcement Commission to sell and ship wine directly to consumers who have visited the winery in person and purchased wine on the premises

03/06/15

The fun took place at Kirkwood Community College during the Iowa Wine Growers Conference. In a two-round event, sparkling wine makers fired corks from a fixed table

03/05/15

Rep. Anne Zerr, R-St. Charles, has sponsored HB 506, which is set to make it's way out of the House

03/03/15

Della Viti, a self-serve wine bar, is coming to 425 East Grand Avenue in the East Village. Customers will put a prepaid smart card into the machine, grab a glass and choose how many ounces of wine they want.

02/26/15

For years, Kansas City has required certain employees to obtain an employee liquor permit. Now, the city is considering nixing that requirement.

02/25/15

"Most of these people have their entire life's savings invested in this. Some of them have been in this for two and three generations."

02/23/15

Some worry about the impact on locally owned liquor stores and Arkansas wineries, but some shoppers we spoke with are bubbly and ready to toast to convenience

02/19/15

Speakers at conference say consumers want sweet wines; Minnesota viticulturist reveals varieties that survived polar vortex.

02/19/15

Pewaukee-based Purple Feet Wines LLC has been acquired by Glen Allen, Va.-based The Winebow Group LLC, a leading importer and distribution house of wines and spirits for restaurants and retailers.

02/19/15

oday, Governor Dennis Daugaard signed direct-to-consumer wine shipping legislation (HB 1001) into law making South Dakota the 43rd state (as well as the District of Columbia) to allow wineries to ship directly to consumers, which was previously prohibited by law. The legislation establishes a wine direct shipper license to be issued by South Dakotas Department of Revenue.

02/18/15

A joint resolution that would amend the Oklahoma Constitution to allow residents here to order wine from wineries and have it shipped directly to their homes has passed in a 6 to 4 vote in committee earlier this month.

02/13/15

Oklahoma House Joint Resolution 1002 cleared committee this week, putting wineries like Whispering Vines Vineyards one step closer to being allowed to ship to customers right here in Oklahoma.

02/13/15

Opponents of expanding liquor sales in Kansas painted a picture of stores going out of business and big corporations sweeping up market share during a hearing Thursday, as legislators once again consider changes to the state's alcohol laws

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