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11/19/14

The biodynamically farmed wines of Hawk and Horse Vineyards are now represented in four new markets: in Texas by New Vintage Wines; in Florida by Wines By Sophie; in Maine by Tannery Street Wine Company; in Colorado by European Wines & Spirits.

11/12/14

A new petition is circulating in favor of full-strength beer and wine in all grocery stores statewide. Currently, grocery stores can only carry 3.2 percent alcohol beer and only one location per company can get a liquor license. The license limit also applies to liquor store owners

11/10/14

Speaking to more than 30 winemakers Friday at the Arkansas Association of Grape Growers 2014 conference Friday at Arkansas Tech University at Ozark, horticulture professor john Clark of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture talked about several experimental wine grapes that have been bred specifically for the Arkansas River Valley wine-growing region

11/07/14

White Wind Winery will be able to expand into more commercial uses at its 140-acre Miami County location after county commissioners, during their Oct. 29 meeting, approved changing the area's zoning from business park to commercial, a move that could also bring more commerce to the area.

11/05/14

In the past 18 months or so, the state has taken two steps in an effort to help out the Arkansas wine industry. The first was a law passed by the state Legislature allowing direct shipping from Arkansas wineries to customers, and the second was the erection of highway signs publicizing the Arkansas Wine Country Trail and the location of state wineries that give tours of their operations.

11/05/14

"We want Minnesota-grown fruit as much as possible, but we can't grow everything in Minnesota," Scott said. "We're not just bringing in any old fruit -- it's been custom-selected by Sam to be quality fruit. It's hard to find really good grapes and Sam worked really hard to find the right place."

11/05/14

Voters will decide Nov. 4 whether to turn the state's dry counties wet

11/05/14

Opponents vastly outspent supporters in the campaign, with much of the money coming from liquor stores in wet counties

11/04/14

"We want Minnesota-grown fruit as much as possible, but we can't grow everything in Minnesota."

11/04/14

Nearly a year after confident executives from Total Wine predicted a Dec. 5, 2013, opening, the Maryland-based wine superstore was granted a liquor license Monday to open their long-dormant Bloomington location at the northwest corner of I-494 and France Avenue.

11/01/14

Today, under new ownership, the renamed winery continues to entertain and fascinate

10/30/14

Voters will also be asked how much beer and wine neighborhood restaurants can sell.

10/29/14

With a late spring frost and a relatively cool summer, the harvest is likely to be smaller than in years past, but the grapes that remain should be hearty and of high quality for winemaking.

10/28/14

When it comes to state expenditures, $26,000 is not a huge outlay. That was the bargain rate for some highway signage Arkansas bought and erected to direct people to the state's wineries. The signs, brown with white lettering, advertise the Arkansas Wine Country Trail and the winery tours available.

10/28/14

Arkansas' wine producers said Act 483, which went into effect in August 2013, puts the state wineries at a competitive disadvantage to out-of-state shippers. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Administration said 114 permits have been issued to allow shipping to Arkansas consumers, but only two permits have been given to a state winery.

10/27/14

"We're working hard to build this up. Missouri really supports their industry. We need to promote the industry."

10/27/14

Arkansas' wine producers said Act 483, which went into effect in August 2013, puts the state wineries at a competitive disadvantage to out-of-state shippers

10/22/14

California is still king when it comes to restaurants with interesting wine lists, but some surprise states are catching up.

10/22/14

A state administrative law judge who was asked by the city to review Total Wine's liquor license request approved it, the Potomac, Md.-based independent wine and liquor retailer said Tuesday.

10/17/14

Founded by Germans in 1837, Hermann sits in a valley popularly known as the romantic Rhineland of Missouri. Tucked away on the longest river in America, early residents quickly took advantage of the sunny weather and fertile soil for growing grapes. The rocky nourishing dirt and steep slopes proved perfect for making award-winning white, light and sweet wines.

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