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07/20/17

Wine Spectator magazine released its 2017 Restaurant Wine List Awards recently, and six Utah restaurants earned the "Best of Award of Excellence."

07/20/17

Arrests of people who are in the U.S. illegally are way up in Texas - and immigrant rights groups don't like it. Immigration agents, however, say they're just enforcing the law.

07/19/17

Our streak of unseasonably warm temperatures may make things feel unbearable outside, but many Hill Country wineries have benefited from the heat

07/19/17

07/18/17

Wine Institute will host 20 high-profile sommeliers from Mexico in California wine country July 23-27, 2017 to help expand the knowledge of California wines and promote sales in the growing Mexican market. The sommeliers invited to join the trip are from top restaurants, hotels and resorts in Mexico City, Los Cabos and Cancun. Mexico is the sixth largest wine market for U.S. wines and California accounts for 90% of U.S. wine exports.

07/14/17

While Malbec is widely associated with the South American regions of Argentina and Chile, one of the largest vineyards in Arizona, Carlson Creek Vineyard, took advantage of their growing regions similarities by planting this robust purple grape. The result is a full-bodied 2015 Malbec ($40/bottle) with a long finish and firm tannins, highlighted by notes of black fruit, plums and blackberries with a hint of light smoke, sweet tobacco and black pepper.

07/14/17

The lack of home basements in Texas left Mark and Lisa Nelson with a problem. Having moved from Iowa, they had a wine collection, and they wanted a safe and appropriate place to store it. After using a wine storage company in Dallas, the couple decided they wanted to try their hand at starting their own wine storage and services company.

07/14/17

When he was a rookie, Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Chris Iannetta and his teammates would often go out to enjoy steak dinners that included premium bottles of wine. The experience awoke a passion for wine within Iannetta, and it led to the creation of JACK Winery, a business he and former Los Angeles Angels teammate Vernon Wells founded five years ago.

07/14/17

Nevada issued its first recreational marijuana distribution license Wednesday night to a wholesale liquor distributor who partnered with a medical marijuana distributor, and a second license on Thursday.

07/14/17

From noon until 2 p.m. July 15, Yavapai College's Verde campus will host its first barrel tasting event at the college's Southwest Wine Center.

07/13/17

"We try to keep a great sense of humor when it comes to branding while being relevant to the times. The Covfefe concept is non-political as it just makes me smile amidst the media frenzy existing around an un-corrected misspelled tweet."

07/12/17

The liquor store chain Total Wine & More is expanding like whiskey barrels under a hot Texas sun and will add a third location in North Austin later this week.

07/07/17

Two fresh departures from the troubled Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, announced Thursday, bring to five the number of high-level officials calling it quits since The Texas Tribune began publishing a series of stories about lavish spending, mismanagement and regulatory overreach at TABC.

07/07/17

Good intentions - bad results

07/06/17

"TEXSOM is an ideal platform for us to directly reach the U.S. wine industry with all its top wine buyers and decision makers. North America is one of the most important international visitor markets for ProWein."

07/05/17

Cheers and long lines of tourists and locals alike greeted the first day of sales of recreational marijuana on Saturday as Nevada became the fifth state with stores selling pot to the public in a market that is expected to outpace all others

07/05/17

After a three-year probe, state liquor regulators asked an administrative court to cancel every permit held by Spec's, the state's largest liquor retailer, or fine it more than $700 million. Instead, the judges recommended nothing but a warning.

07/05/17

A shake-up continues at the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission with the resignation of TABC General Counsel Emily Helm, the third top official to leave the agency in recent months.

06/30/17

Effort to require 100% Texas grapes fails; state group reviewing issue

06/30/17

"Today's New Mexico wine industry is flourishing and more sophisticated, and we wanted a name and a brand that better reflected that," Sam Aragon, President of New Mexico Wine, said in a statement. "A stronger, more identifiable brand will help us better market the industry and our member wineries who are putting out some wonderful products."

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