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There are plenty of serious stories about the detrimental effects from climate change. One group who may actually benefit from continued climate shifts in the coming decades? Northern wine growers.


By partnering with with Indiana Small Business Development Center and MutualBank, the owners of Fruit Hills Winery have been able to see their dream of owning a business come true


"There is a demand for this type of venue. People are really wanting something on the southside," Shadday said. "We knew from the winery side of business that people want this kind of space."



The annual event was put on hold last April when the Wisconsin Department of Revenue told local chambers of commerce and businesses that wine walk events were illegal.


Sustainable farming has taken root for wine grape growers and those who grow Concord and Niagara grapes for Welch's.


The rapidly growing industry is closing in on an economic impact of $1 billion a year, and Ohio wines are winning awards at prestigious events across the country. New wineries have been opening at a rate of nearly one every month.


State revenue officials earlier indicated the events were prohibited under the law. However, the bill signed on Wednesday allows municipalities to issue temporary alcohol licenses that cover multiple locations in a single day.


Hot commodity approaches economic impact of $1B a year


Could a Wisconsin spirit find its way into wine from the western United States? You betcha!


"What we're finding out is that, basically, as brewers continue to expand in Ohio, as they continue to make more product, and basically continue to grow and create jobs and help our economy, that Ohio breweries are at a competitive disadvantage particularly if they want to go out of state," Ramos said.


Bonobo's guests have swapped the frenetic wine tour of old for this leisurely lounge experience


Numbers from the Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council indicate he's not alone: Statewide, wine vineyards last year lost 50% of their crops, totaling about $3.5 million


The region's 2015 crop was hit with a triple whammy, starting with a long, cold winter, followed by a late spring frost and capped by hail damage in August, according to industry officials.



Three months after its opening, Fibonacci Brewing Company is ready to start selling wine - and to add another acre to its Mount Healthy property.


Three months after its opening, Fibonacci Brewing Company is ready to start selling wine - and to add another acre to its Mount Healthy property.


Currently under state law, all wineries must stop selling wine at 9 p.m., but if the bill passes, their closing time would be pushed back to midnight


All 80 Indiana wineries offer something a bit different. Sometimes that's good different and sometimes not. Many have a niche in the Indiana wine industry

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