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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

Empire Wine "will continue to fight" the New York State Liquor Authority after its lawsuit against the agency was dismissed by the State Supreme Court on Thursday, a spokesman for the company said in an email to Capital.

11/21/14

"If the S.L.A. ultimately rules against us, we will see them back in court."

11/20/14

"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."

11/20/14

Stories about acts of bravery and kindness were emerging after as much as 6 feet of snow covered Buffalo, New York, one of the hardest-hit areas in a week when snowstorms and record-low temperatures whacked much of the country.

11/19/14

The biodynamically farmed wines of Hawk and Horse Vineyards are now represented in four new markets: in Texas by New Vintage Wines; in Florida by Wines By Sophie; in Maine by Tannery Street Wine Company; in Colorado by European Wines & Spirits.

11/19/14

In the second of five 2014 vintage reports, American vintners report good harvests on both the East Coast and the Pacific Northwest. In Washington and Oregon, sunshine was abundant and harvest came early. In Virginia and New York state, winter was brutal, but most vines survived and produced good fruit.

11/19/14

We now have over 100 wineries ...

11/19/14

The winery was supposed to be sold at a sheriff's sale, but the bankruptcy filing stops that

11/18/14

Jim Trezise, president of the New York Wine and Grape Foundation, knew what was coming. And he had to keep it quiet - for two months.

11/18/14

Now local vineyards are partnering with Christmas tree growers on a unique "wine and trees" cross-promotion. Organizers are hoping the marketing strategy goes statewide if this year's pilot project is a success.

11/18/14

"the extreme penalty of revocation, in the absence of any prior prosecutions of violations or notice of objectionable conduct" was unwarranted

11/18/14

Back-to-back bumper crops amid decreasing demand create perfect storm as farmers struggle not to wither on the vine

11/17/14

Eight decades on from its abolition, the Volstead Act is still casting a long shadow for U.S. liquor traders and drinkers.

11/14/14

"The S.L.A. charged Empire Wine for making over 11,000 sales in 16 states where direct sales to consumers from out-of-state retailers are prohibited … Additionally, by making massive illegal sales, Empire is able to obtain large quantity discounts, leaving other local retailers at a competitive disadvantage," a spokesman for the regulator said in an email.

11/14/14

Renault Winery Resort and Golf, the sprawling vineyard-golf resort-restaurant that straddles Egg Harbor City and Galloway Township, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday.

11/13/14

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation issued draft permit conditions Nov. 11 for the Finger Lakes LPG Storage, LLC's proposed liquid propone gas storage facility - an action that is the next step leading to an issues conference on the project in February.

11/13/14

The Post-Gazette has been a champion for eliminating the Pennsylvania liquor control system. This was also a top priority of Gov. Tom Corbett. Under this pressure the Liquor Control Board has made some changes to improve. Unfortunately, these changes have not fixed the basic problems of bureaucracy, limited availability, high costs and excessive prices

11/12/14

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) confirmed that a new invasive species, the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula), has been found in Berks County, Pa., and the department has issued a quarantine to prevent the pest's movement to new areas. Five townships (Pike, District, Hereford, Washington and Rockland) and two municipalities (Bally and Bechtelsville) are on the quarantine list.

11/10/14

South Jersey has 25 wineries in what has become a growing agricultural industry.

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