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


"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."


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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


A bill legalizing consumer-direct wine shipping is on its way to the governor's desk, bringing South Dakotans one step closer to getting their favorite rare vintages shipped to their door


University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor Paul Read remembers a time when only one winery existed in Nebraska, and his passion for viticulture propelled him to start the very first wine and grape growers forum. That was 18 years ago.


Kansas grocery and convenience stores, through the Uncork Kansas alliance, have been pushing for the ability to sell wine, spirits and full-strength beer. Under current law, they're only able to sell 3.2-percent beer.


The 18th annual Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Forum and Trade Show, sponsored by the University of Nebraska Viticulture Program and the Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association, will run March 5 through 7 at the Omaha Marriott. Featured speakers, particularly well known to the Midwest grape and wine industry, will share their advice on everything from growing grapes to marketing wine.


If you have wanted to learn more about grape growing and production, now is your chance


The state currently allows out-of-state wineries, importers, wholesalers or retailers to ship a total of 18 liters of wine to any one household each year. House Bill 47 would double that amount to 36 liters per household each year.


Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's office has cleared the way for a group calling for legalizing alcohol sales statewide to begin gathering signatures to put the proposal on the 2016 ballo


The industry is thriving with small operations popping up all over the state, said Danene Beedle, marketing director for the Missouri Wine and Grape Board


"I could go on and on about all the fabulous wines we tried, but since wine preferences can be so subjective, there really isn't a need for me to do that."


Uncork Kansas, a lobbying group for grocery and convenience stores, will try again this year to get a bill passed allowing strong beer and wine to be sold at grocery and convenience stores.


Before Leslee Miller could legally drink, she was learning about wine

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