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04/27/17

Shaji Mathew is a Reno doctor, a pediatrician, but his approach to wine doesn't reflect the old saying, the stereotypical pairing of doctor and grape. One of his passions is the wine of Greece (which, let's be honest, isn't the typical pour on a Saturday night out in Arrowcreek).

04/27/17

Who knew the Utah Legislature was going through an existential crisis during its last session? Well, they were. Because inside the 144-page bill relating to alcohol regulation was a new requirement for bars and restaurants to post signs announcing to the world that they are … bars and restaurants.

04/26/17

New program will begin this fall; Nebraska offers fermentation major.

04/26/17

As the only international sustainable winegrowing award of its kind, BRIThonors wine organizations that demonstrate a commitment to the environmental, economic, and social aspects of winegrowing.

04/25/17

On Monday, April 24, Texas lawmakers took up a bill that would require a wine marketed as "Texas wine" to be made with 100% Texas grapes, rather than 75% under current law.

04/25/17

In this year's state legislative session, House Bill 327 seeks to allow holders of beer and wine off-premise retailers to sell as early as 7:00 a.m.

04/25/17

Moira and her husband Brian opened the Star of Texas Winery two weeks ago. It's on U.S. 183/84 about a mile south of the Union Pacific overpass on the east side of the highway

04/24/17

On Monday, Texas lawmakers will take up a bill that would require a wine marketed as "Texas wine" to be made with 100 percent Texas grapes, rather than 75 percent under current law.

04/21/17

A bill introduced simultaneously in the Texas House of Representatives and Senate by Rep. Jason Isaac and Sen. Dawn Buckingham is causing controversy among Texas grape growers and wine producers.

04/19/17

Along with planting a new grape - the acidic white wine varietal Piquepoul - volunteers will check the growth and health of vines planted previously.

04/19/17

The embattled director of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has resigned after lawmakers sharply criticized her agency taking taxpayer-funded trips to Hawaii and San Diego.

04/18/17

Domaine Jean-Philippe Marchand wine dinner with winemaker Jean-Philippe Marchand: Bistro Provence, 13616 Memorial. 7 p.m. Thursday. $110 plus tax and gratuity. 713-827-8008 or bistro_provence@sbcglobal.net.

04/18/17

Texas wine production may never rival California, Washington, New York, and Oregon - those four states produce 96 percent of American wine - but Texas has a flourishing wine industry that ranks in the top 10 in production in the U.S., some claim fifth.

04/18/17

The Enology Certificate program will begin in the fall and offer 15 hours of concentrated study in viticulture, pre- and post-fermentation winemaking processes, wine etiquette and sensory evaluation, according to Dr. Andreea Botezatu, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service enologist in College Station.

04/17/17

According to the Nevada Independent the vote to legalize marijuana for recreational use in that state certainly grabbed the attention of its alcohol distributors.

04/14/17

It could soon get more convenient for customers to belly up to the bar - or the brewery, winery and distillery - in Arizona.

04/14/17

Small-scale liquor distributors who were excited about the possibility of getting in on Nevada's new recreational marijuana business say they're now being pushed out by the Department of Taxation's proposed regulations.

04/13/17

Drink at the winery if you can, but if you can't, get as close to the source as possible. Surrender to the place you're in. Enjoy what it has to offer, and be grateful.

04/13/17

Among the most-seasoned growers in Arizona's young and up-and-coming wine industry, Rod and his wife, Jan, own and operate Keeling Schaefer Vineyards. The Keelings use the fruit to make their estate-grown-and-bottled Rhone-styled wines.

04/13/17

Earlier this year, some of the men in my family met in Arizona to commune in the desert, burn things, share philosophies, do the one-arm hug and generally bro-down. There was grilling, too. I thought we could use some wine. So at the edge of town, before we ventured out into endless sand, my brother and I collected rations at a supermarket. I had trouble finding any Arizona wines, so I flagged down a store employee who spent the next 30 minutes with me, walking up and down the wine aisles looking for Arizona bottles, calling people on his cellphone for help - even leading me to another part of the store, where he was sure there had been an Arizona food products display.

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