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11/21/14

A Lodi, California pinotage, a late harvest muscat canelli made in Wisconsin, and Finger Lakes riesling were among the top winners honored at the 2014 American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition held early November at the Embassy Suites in Concord, N.C.

11/21/14

On Oct. 18 a Peninsula Township community police officer pulled over a limousine bus being used for what proved to be an unlicensed wine tour on Old Mission Peninsula.

11/21/14

While the Wisconsin wine industry has seen explosive growth over the past decade, local vintners have had problems getting their wines into restaurants. But that could all be changing.

11/20/14

A new liquor license classification has been added in Wheaton to allow a business to engage in mail order and online wine sales. The city council approved an amendment to the liquor code Monday to create a Class T license.

11/19/14

"When I got up this morning and it was 10 degrees, I got excited. We've never made ice wine this early," said Gene Sigel with South River Vineyard. "This is one of the first times we've done this on a sunny day. Cause that sun would normally be thawing the grapes out."

11/18/14

Cincinnati artisan winery and boutique distillery Woodstone Creek recently reopened in a new location, and now its owners have plans to add a brewery, the Enquirer reports.

11/17/14

Winter wreaked havoc on some grape cultivars, especially the vitis vinifera wine varieties in the Midwest and Finger Lakes regions. My colleagues and I at Michigan State University sought to offer growers suggestions through the 2014 growing season for those recovering vines.

11/13/14

Sen. Tim Carpenter, D-Milwaukee, said he would immediately propose a ban on the substance should it become available

11/10/14

On a bumpy dirt road lined with trees west of Shell Lake lie two of Burnett County's best-kept secrets

11/06/14

University seeking wine and cider specialist to raise the bar for quality

11/05/14

The severe winter weather Michigan experienced from January through March of this year resulted in damage to grapevines, which reduced fruitfulness for many of the more cold-tender varieties of grapes that are used for wine production in Michigan, according to the Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council.

11/05/14

Western Wisconsin will soon be home to a Tuscan-style winery, courtesy of the founders of the language translation company Sajan Inc.

10/28/14

The Northern Grapes Project received an additional $2.6 million in funding from the USDA's Specialty Crops Research Initiative to complete the final two years of the multistate effort, which began in 2011.

10/24/14

A Massachusetts company is bringing at-home alcohol delivery to central Indiana. Drizly Inc., which is also in cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, is partnering with Indianapolis-based Big Red Liquors Inc. on the service.

10/24/14

Drizly announced today it will work with Big Red Liquors, Indianapolis' largest liquor retailer, to make deliveries in neighborhoods including Broad Ripple, Brownsburg, Downtown, Fishers, Fletcher Place, Fountain Square, Geist, Irvington and Meridian-Kessler

10/24/14

Dry Creek Estate, 8925 Stateline Road in South Beloit, will hold its grand opening this weekend with several events planned Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

10/23/14

A busload of drunken passengers didn't raise glasses so much as suspicions at an Old Mission Peninsula vineyard. Wine-inspired levity isn't uncommon on wine bus tours that cart oenophiles to the Grand Traverse region's various vineyards, but such tours seldom end with winery staff dropping a dime on authorities, as they did from from Bowers Harbor Vineyard on Oct. 18.

10/23/14

The evolution of Northwest Michigan's grape and wine industry over the past two decades is without question among the top business success stories across our state.

10/23/14

Wine-inspired levity isn't uncommon on wine bus tours that cart oenophiles to the Grand Traverse region's various vineyards, but such tours seldom end with winery staff dropping a dime on authorities, as they did from from Bowers Harbor Vineyard on Oct. 18

10/17/14

"People are looking at Michigan wines in a different way," said Coenraad Sassen, winemaker for Brys Estate Vinyard & Winery owned by Fraser native Walter Brys. "They've started to compete with certain varieties from warmer climates around the country."

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