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07/10/15

A new law governing direct selling of wine in Indiana has removed the requirement of face-to-face interaction with consumers, making it easier for merchants to grow their consumer base, writes Vic Lance.

07/09/15

Kevin Even, village engineer, noted that the village board's decision would affect only the zoning code for the extraterritorial areas of Westport and within the village. It would have no bearing on the hours of operation, restrictions for or details of the Drumlin Ridge Winery, to be determined by the plan commissions.

07/03/15

Ohio is one of the friendliest states for wine taxes, according to data compiled by The Tax Foundation and reported by Forbes.

07/03/15

Glencoe resident Bud Schwarzbach is 80 and still pursues his passion: Wine. And he's turned that passion into a business he shares with his son

06/30/15

There was no vintage for M Cellars in 2014, and the winery took a tremendous loss. But this year, thanks to some innovative techniques learned from Canadian wine growers, his harvest should be huge. The techniques could help all the area's wine grape growers.

06/22/15

Project 24," a yearlong undertaking in partnership with the Leelanau Peninsula Vintners Association, involves visiting all 24 wineries on the Leelanau Peninsula, soaking up their surroundings and getting to know the people behind their wine

06/19/15

A wide variety of southwest Michigan wines will be front and center this weekend at the Lake Michigan Wine Festival in Bridgman. The event is celebrating its tenth year, and Calli Berg, with the Bridgman Chamber of Commerce, says that the fun this Saturday will include live entertainment from five bands, beer, mingling, and of course, the wines.

06/19/15

About thirty percent of the wine on offer at Chicago's Embeya-a modern pan-Asian restaurant with French accents-is screw cap. And, according to owner and wine director Attila Gyulai, it's the younger generation that seems more apt to purchase such bottles ...

06/18/15

Chateau Chantal Winery & Inn, overlooking beautiful Grand Traverse Bay in the upper west corner of the Lower Peninsula, has installed a new 148.5 kW solar array. The new addition will offset approximately 40% of the winery's energy needs, saving more than $25,000 annually.

06/17/15

State and local officials joined Patoka Lake Winery leaders in a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for the project that will include a tasting room, production facility and 300-person events center, along with three suites located inside the winery.

06/17/15

On a 5-1 vote, with Waunakee Plan Commissioner Pat McGowan dissenting, joint planners gave their blessings for the wine production facility and tasting room June 9

06/16/15

UW-Madison hired its first enologist -- a scientist who studies wine and wine making -- in March, and he's been traveling the state to improve Wisconsin's cider and wine industry, UW-Madison spokeswoman Kelly Tyrrell said.

06/16/15

Owned by Theresa Lucas, Good Grapes operated in Glencoe for more than five years.

06/16/15

Although the cold Wisconsin climate can be hard on wine grapes, wine and cider outreach specialist Nick Smith is confident there's a market for the drink

06/15/15

You can dock your boat, if you have one, and sip wine on the river downtown

06/12/15

-Sensible Direct Wine Shipping Bill Would Give Consumers - Access to Thousands of Wines and Fill State Coffers With Tax Revenue

06/12/15

In the middle of a white room, glass tubing strings together flasks on a steel counter. Michael Moyer, director of the Great Lakes Wine Institute, picks up a wineglass from nearby stacks of stemware and examines the cup's height and tapered shape.

06/12/15

Illinois and Indiana state laws prohibit retailers from selling to other retailers under most circumstances. Those sales could also be against federal law.

06/10/15

Cornell and the University of Minnesota have developed hybrid grapes that withstand brutal winters and disease - and provide the quality and consistency needed to produce fine wine in places like Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and Ohio.

06/09/15

Since he started at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in March as the first wine and cider outreach specialist, based in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Nick Smith has been traveling the state, knocking on doors

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