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08/29/14

A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to roll back the longstanding law prohibiting residents from possessing or transporting into the state any wine, beer and liquor that wasn't purchased in Pennsylvania .. But that's not the only piece of the Pennsylvania liquor code that consumers - especially those who are new to the Keystone State - can have a hard time wrapping their minds around

08/29/14

Great wine lists don't need to be epic length. They don't require classic, expensive bottles. And they don't appear only in the conventional places. Some of the best lists, in fact, show up where you least expect them

08/29/14

Cyril's famous "BBC" (Bailey's Banana Colada) cocktails will be served up at the iconic Amagansett fish house at least through Labor Day weekend

08/28/14

Pennsylvania's liquor law reformers, having all but given up on a dismantling of the state-run retail liquor monopoly in the current legislative term, are turning to a series of smaller goals for the few, election-season voting days left in the 2013-14 session.

08/28/14

Tom Corbett would no doubt like to shore up his female support before the election. One way he could do it: Pointing out his support of liquor law reform! Sure, that doesn't seem like a women's issue, particularly, but it's something a lot of Pennsylvanians support

08/27/14

The Finger Lakes region, prone to flooding and other extreme weather events, is not liable to experience one type of natural disaster - earthquakes, or at least not those that do major damage like the one that hit the San Francisco Bay area early Sunday morning.

08/27/14

n a sign that they aren't giving up on liquor privatization, state House Republicans plan to push a bill that would decriminalize purchasing wine and liquor in other states and transporting it to Pennsylvania

08/26/14

With another frigid winter in the forecast for 2015-2016, a one-day conference with a focus on climate change and impacts of the 2014 Polar Vortex on grapes in the Great Lakes Region is quite timely. The conference will be held Sept. 5 at the Hagerty Center at Northwestern Michigan College - Great Lakes Campus in Traverse City, MI.

08/26/14

Varieties such as Cabernet Franc logged 46% loss, Pinot Noir a 41% loss, Merlot a 53% loss, Lemberger a 57% loss, Pinot Gris a 50% loss, Syrah a 50% loss Dornfelder a 100% loss, Gewürztraminer a 58%, and Gruner Veltliner a 67% loss.

08/26/14

The significant increase is part of an overall uptick in the number of alcohol producers in the state, as more and more consumers turn to locally produced beer, wine and spirits

08/26/14

The growth has centered in large part around agricultural operations, with the number of farm-based vintners, brewers, distillers and ciderers also increasing 100 percent

08/25/14

State Seizes Thousands of Bottles in Sting; Owner Fights to Save Collection

08/22/14

Granite State scored an A+ on American Wine Consumer Coalition Report Card; Consumers can choose from 7,000 wines at the state's 77 NH Liquor & Wine Outlets

08/22/14

About a decade ago, when Melissa Monosoff was working as a sommelier at the Four Seasons, she faced plenty of tests - some from the Court of Master Sommeliers, where she obtained the highest possible certification, and others tableside, from skeptical customers.

08/21/14

Herodotus Damianos, known in the wine industry as Dr. Dan, passed away Aug. 18 after a long illness. A pioneer in grapegrowing and winemaking on Long Island, he purchased 30 acres of land on the North Fork in 1979; the following year he planted Chardonnay vines and founded Pindar Vineyards. While he continued his medical career as an internist, he added acreage to his vineyard and promoted the winery. By the late 1980s, the quality of Pindar wines was established, and his wines were served at the inauguration of U.S. President George H.W. Bush.

08/21/14

Following a disastrous growing season in the Finger Lakes, winemakers get the go-ahead to augment their grape harvests.

08/20/14

A proposed gas storage facility on Seneca Lake has inflamed winemakers, but are fears overblown?

08/20/14

New York Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball announced due to harsh winter weather conditions, actions have been taken to protect New York's vineyards that were potentially impacted. New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo directed the state Department of Agriculture and Markets to work with partners to assess the damages incurred by the state's wine industry, and, should grape yields dictate, allow farm wineries to purchase grapes grown outside of New York State.

08/19/14

The state Department of Agriculture and Markets announced today that it will let New York wineries use out-of-state grapes for their products because last year's harsh winter heavily damaged crops

08/19/14

to be considered to source grapes or juice from out of state, you must demonstrate that you have been unable to obtain the desired varietal(s) in the quantity needed from at least three New York State grape growers that grow the impacted variety(s)

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