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07/02/15

Pennsylvania's Prohibition-era mode of alcohol sales could soon be history, and Gov. Tom Wolf is the only obstacle in the way of progress.

07/02/15

Researchers at the Alcohol Research Group, an independent research organization based in California, published a report last month that found that while accessibility to liquor increased in Washington so did prices.

07/01/15

Despite rainy weather, an inaugural two-day festival, held Saturday and Sunday, drew thousands of visitors with its featured food, wine and spirits from throughout the Adirondacks and beyond.

07/01/15

The state's environmental agency released a seven-year review that found the gas drilling technique too risky

07/01/15

This year's ASEV-ES event will be followed by the II International Workshop on Vineyard Mechanization and Grape and Wine Quality, SUNY Fredonia, NY July 26-29, 2015

07/01/15

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf won't say whether he'll veto the bill until it's on his desk, spokesman Jeffrey Sheridan said. Wolf opposed privatization of the liquor system under an earlier House-passed bill with significant differences

07/01/15

Wolf would not say how he will act on the GOP's pension and liquor legislation, which passed both chambers Tuesday. However, he has said he opposes both plans, and Democrats, who voted in blocs against both bills, expect Wolf to veto each one. The wine and liquor privatization plan would allow about 14,000 beer-sales license holders - retailers, restaurants, grocery stores and others - to pay a higher fee for permission to also sell wine, liquor or both.

06/30/15

After more than seven years of study, the state Department of Environmental Conservation today issued the final document needed to ban the controversial drilling practice, known formally as high-volume hydraulic fracturing.

06/30/15

"Pennsylvania already has the cleanest and safest liquor stores that carry a greater selection at a cheaper price than nearly all other privatized states"

06/29/15

Bucolic vistas, activities aplenty and arguably the best Riesling outside Europe are the drawcards of this exciting region. Howard G Goldberg offers the ultimate tour

06/29/15

exempts non-farm wineries that produce under 150,000 gallons of wine per year from filing annual information returns

06/26/15

The bill would also remove the 18 percent Johnstown Flood tax and replace it with an excise and sales tax, making Pennsylvania similar to other states. It sets a limit on the number of bottles that can be shipped, and it strengthens penalties for reselling wine.

06/26/15

The draft advisory will be discussed at the June 30, 2015 NYSLA Board Meeting

06/26/15

From fork-lifting grapes to tasting red blends, Richard Olsen-Harbich loves his work at Bedell Cellars on the North Fork of Long Island so much, he hopes he can do it forever

06/25/15

The Lincolnville-based winery chooses paintings by Erin McGee Ferrell and Allen Bunker for its Artist Series.

06/25/15

The bill now goes back to the state House for final consideration, though its future after that is murky.

06/24/15

Hunt Country Vineyards, recipient of the New York Geothermal Energy Organization's 2015 TOP JOB designation for a geothermal project that provides 100% of the winery's heating and cooling needs, is about to install a 109kW (kilowatt) solar PV (photovoltaic) system. Fox Run Vineyards began installation of a 50kW solar power array next to the winery's production facility in Penn Yan, N.Y., in May, and Lakewood Vineyards in Watkins Glen, N.Y., added a 47kW solar system this spring.

06/24/15

The Niagara Wine Trail is celebrating its seventh annual Niagara USA Wine Festival at Lewiston's Academy Park. This year's event takes place from noon until 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, and from noon until 6 p.m. Sunday, July 26.

06/24/15

Typically, wines in restaurants cost twice what someone would pay in a store and 3½ times the wholesale price. But that's little help when: a) You have no idea what the wholesale price is, and b) You're confronted by columns of half-familiar, confusingly named vintages from all over the globe

06/24/15

A new liquor privatization bill would allow beer distributors to turn their businesses into one-stop shops where consumers could buy unlimited quantities of beer, wine and liquor

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