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The Pinot, Pigs & Poets Committee, in collaboration with the Nebraska Pork Producers Association, has announced the sixth Annual Pinot, Pigs & Poets to be held at Happy Hollow Club on June 4. All proceeds benefit the Completely KIDS weekend and after-school food programs.


A new feature length documentary film will explore the challenges, opportunities and struggles of building a new wine region in the heartland and producers are excited to launch a major fundraising campaign today, lasting through April and May.


The owner of a Jackson winery will go to county commissioners on Tuesday to ask them to let him continue operating out of a barn on his property in a residential subdivision.


The company expects to invest about $1 million building out the spaces for each of the stores, which will include about 8,000 wines, 3,000 spirits and 2,500 ...


A group of liquor store owners filed a class action lawsuit against the state of Montana, and a judicial order issued Wednesday partially sides with the plaintiffs.


In a hearing on a bill to allow grocery and big-box stores to sell full-strength alcoholic beverages, Sen. Rob Olson, R-Olathe, took issue with one of the bill's biggest supporters, Mike O'Neal, former speaker of the House and now president and CEO of the Kansas Chamber.


A proposal to prohibit the import of California wine has withered after an Arkansas lawmaker he won't continue to seek retribution over egg regulations.


Both sides are major donors to political campaigns and have actively lobbied the Legislature on the issue.


Senate committee takes up debate on Tuesday


On Thursday, the House approved House Bill 1934 by Rep. Dan Douglas, R-Bentonville, which would "prohibit wine from being imported into Arkansas if it is produced in a state that imposes standards on agricultural products that impose a substantial burden on Arkansas' agricultural industry."


House and Senate each waiting on other


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


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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

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