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Louisiana-particularly New Orleans-has some of America's loosest laws, and Oklahoma some of the strictest. But a closer look shows that regulations in the latter aren't tied as much to cultural values, as to protectionism


Midwest Wine Retail Giant: Lukas Wine And Spirits Superstore


The constitutional amendment is seen as a pre-emptive strike against out-of-state animal welfare groups.


Under the Retail Liquor Association's proposed state question, there would be a required distance of at least 2,500 feet between two outlets to sell spirits or wine, but existing stores would be grandfathered in under the proposal


The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States put forth two ballot initiatives Wednesday for voters to consider on the November ballot. The initiatives were met with resistance from those already pushing for full-strength beer and wine in Colorado grocery stores as well as small businesses fighting to keep Colorado's alcohol laws unchanged


Cabernet franc, malbec, riesling, gew├╝rztraminer, sauvignon blanc show promise


Nick Paterson will take over the MN Distribution Sales Manager role. In his new role, he will be charged with oversight of the other account executives and overall sales strategies for Minnesota.


The Pinot, Pigs & Poets Committee, in collaboration with the Nebraska Pork Producers Association, has announced the seventh annual Pinot, Pigs & Poets to be held at Happy Hollow Club on June 2. All proceeds benefit the Completely KIDS weekend and after-school food programs.


Oklahoma's $1.3 billion budget shortfall has dominated news coverage of the 2016 legislative session, but one of the bills the public is most interested in is a proposal to overhaul the state's alcohol laws


For 10 years, Ryan Carroll has been making alcohol out of anything he can get his hands on. He can make wines out of strawberries, raspberries and even beets. But his favorite things to juice and ferment are gooseberries


The framed 1894 document prohibiting the sale or manufacturing of any intoxicating liquors hangs in the tasting room at the new Forgotten Roots Winery. The establishment debuted Saturday and opens its tasting room every Wednesday through Sunday


Former Kansas City surgeon turned his love of wine into second career "We looked a lot in Tuscany, but the land there was so expensive," he said. "When we found the location in La Marche, we just knew it was right. It's so beautiful, bucolic really."


A Colorado law (C.R.S. 39-12-112.3.5), which imposes notification and reporting requirements on businesses that do not collect sales taxes on their sales in Colorado, was recently upheld by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. This law affects all "non-collecting retailers" that sell more than $100,000 per year in Colorado, a group that includes some out-of-state wineries making direct-to-consumer (DtC) sales into Colorado


"It's nice that the state has realized times are changing and things are getting more computerized, technology now is moving at a fast beat and we have to keep up."


"The worst thing we can do would be to leave here and not address the problems facing Louisiana."


Joint Resolution 68 would open the doors at the supermarket to wines and single-strength beer.


Anheuser-Busch has reached a deal with Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, that would allow the company to keep its distribution business in the state if the lawmaker's proposed state question on alcohol reforms passes


A restaurant and monthly wine club abruptly closed its doors, leaving some customers demanding refunds and wondering when they will get their wine back


There's a new effort to give voters the chance to change Oklahoma's liquor laws


Oklahoma liquor store owners and a group representing two of the state's largest liquor distributors have filed legal challenges to a proposed state question on wine and full-strength beer in grocery and convenience stores

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