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Starbucks has applied for permits to sell beer and wine at some Indy locations. These five coffee shops already do.


An order of nuns has filed a federal lawsuit after officials denied a plan to expand their in northern Illinois convent to include a winery, brewery, nursing home and more


Starting Jan. 1, Illinois will eliminate the requirement that anyone arrested for DUI must be kept off the roads for at least 30 days.


State law prohibits alcohol wholesalers from supplying both beer and liquor, forcing them to choose between the two. Monarch's suit argued Indiana's restrictive alcohol laws violate parts of the U.S. Constitution, specifically the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.


The wine industry has exploded across Illinois over the past 20 to 30 years. The state now boasts more than 100 wineries. Many have become popular tourist destinations, offering food, live music and overnight lodging. Some host murder mystery dinners, weddings and festivals.


The winters of 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 were a constant theme during the Great Lakes Expo held Dec. 8-10 in Grand Rapids, MI.


The Gallaghers expect their years of hard work to pay off this spring, when they open Rove Estate Vineyard and Winery


The February 2016 Wine Grape Vineyard Establishment Conference will provide essential elements for those exploring entry into Michigan's expanding winery industry.


The Michigan winery industry, valued at $286 million in 2005 with 45 wineries (MKF Research 2005), has grown to nearly 120 wineries today. While the state's wine grape acreage increased from 1,500 in 2003 to 2,850 in 2014 (USDA 2004, 2014), the Michigan Grape & Wine Industry Council looks to reach 10,000 acres by 2024.


The largest beer and wine wholesaler in Indiana is asking a state appeals court to find a law unconstitutional that prohibits beer wholesalers from seeking a permit to also distribute liquor.



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

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