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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

02/11/15

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

02/10/15

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.

02/10/15

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.

02/10/15

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.

02/09/15

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

02/06/15

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.

02/05/15

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

02/03/15

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

02/03/15

"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."

02/02/15

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.

01/30/15

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

01/26/15

"We didn't create the quota system, we just live within the rules that are created."

01/26/15

Along with its grape wines, Cedar Hills Vineyard also makes rhubarb, raspberry, blackberry and elderberry wines

01/26/15

Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat who opposed the 2012 decision by voters to make pot legal, said the state still doesn't fully know what the unintended consequences of the move will be.

01/23/15

The action, following November's public vote to make Columbia County "wet," ends the official prohibition against the retail sales of beer and wine in effect since 1943.

01/23/15

Indiana Beverage Alliance president Marc Carmichael says eliminating the face-to-face interaction will make direct wine sales much easier for out-of-state retailers, putting Hoosier wine sellers at a disadvantage.

01/23/15

County commissioners voted 5-0 to make changes to the vineyard's conditional-use permit allowing 55 ceremonies on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between May 1 and Oct. 31.

01/23/15

Neighbors of the Cannon River Winery vineyards vigorously protested when owner John Maloney requested the ability to host 80 weddings

01/22/15

The chairman of the Uncork Kansas campaign thinks the group finally has a bill that can overcome resistance and expand alcohol sales in Kansas. Dave Dillon, who recently retired as chairman of the board of Kroger, is leading the campaign this year. He sat down with The Topeka Capital-Journal to discuss a bill the group is backing on Wednesday. The text of the bill isn't available, but Dillon said he expects it to be introduced next week.

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