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03/24/17

Gary R. Herbert, the Republican governor of Utah, signed into law on Thursday the most stringent drunken driving standards of any state in the country. Under the new legislation, drivers will be considered impaired at a blood alcohol content, or BAC, of 0.05 percent. In all other states, the legal threshold for impairment is higher, at o.08.

03/24/17

Spring is here and road trips are in our future. New vintages of wines are debuting with medal ratings as wine competitions are coming to an end. So off we go to the Texas Hill Country, Napa, Sonoma, Oregon and so forth. The romanticism lures us

03/23/17

As the first wet storm of the spring sweeps into the mountains around Lake Tahoe, wary water managers are watching the sky and already releasing water from swollen reservoirs to guard against flooding across northern Nevada

03/21/17

In the winery industry, the rich soils of New Mexico not only provide for its beautiful landscapes, but some of the most prime grape growing areas in the country. That's put the state right at the top when it comes to making wine. Through droughts, prohibition and other hurdles in its history, wine making saw a resurgence in the 1980's. With 55 wineries currently in operation in New Mexico, old traditions live on.

03/21/17

Mark Beaman is the new winemaker for MauiWine overseeing all aspects of winemaking. As former associate winemaker for Mendocino Wine Company, Beaman brings tremendous wealth of experience.

03/20/17

Texsom In Conjunction With Presenting Sponsor Texas Monthly are Proud to Announce The Medalists Of The Texsom International Wine Awards 2017

03/20/17

In addition to 20 acres of vineyards, the property includes a wine-production facility and tasting room, a restaurant and events building, a covered outdoor pavilion, office building, work-out space and guest house. On the north side of Lake Travis, Flat Creek Estate is about 50 miles northwest of Austin

03/13/17

Texas has a new winery from a Dallas family, located in the Red River Valley outside Muenster. 4R Ranch Vineyards and Winery is designed to serve as destination winery and event venue, with estate Viognier and Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards, a tasting room, boutique, and rooms for weddings and special events.

03/13/17

If you look at a bottle of local wine, you might see "Texas" on the label, which by federal law means that wine is made with a minimum of 75 percent of grapes grown in the Lone Star State

03/09/17

Sigel's Director of Wine & Marketing, Jasper Russo, said "Part and parcel of what we as retailers do is to educate and inform our customers about the wines they are purchasing.

03/09/17

Perhaps the primary reason consumers benefit by access to out-of-state products is that the traditional three-tier system that puts products on the shelves in most states is terrible at providing consumers with choices.

03/09/17

A bill in the state Legislature would require that Texas-labeled wines be made from 100 percent Texas-grown grapes, rather than 75 percent under current law.

03/08/17

The general pattern in temperatures across the US continued from January into February. The PNW remained the coldest area with temperatures 1-5°F below normal in eastern Washington and Oregon (Figure 1). Western Oregon south into California was relatively cool as well, while the Northern Rockies warmed some over the bitter cold experienced in January. The remainder of the west saw a warmer than normal February with portions of the Rockies seeing 3-7°F above normal temperatures.

03/06/17

Two bottles of wine sold for a combined $275,000 at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo wine auction on Sunday.

03/03/17

The Legislature's tinkering with Utah liquor laws this year in an effort to make them better could make them worse, continuing an 82-year tradition of screwing things up - all in the name of reform.

03/03/17

A recent story in the Houston Post highlighted a Texas lawmaker who has recently filed a bill challenging the state's ban on consumer shipments of wine from out-of-state retailers

02/28/17

Spring appears to be arriving well before its official March 20 start date across almost the entire Southeast, from San Antonio to Atlanta to Washington, DC, and is likely to keep rolling north, already bringing surprising signs of spring to portions of the central Midwest and northeastern states.

02/28/17

The National Association of Wine Retailers enthusiastically endorses HB 2291, which, if passed, would finally allow Texans to buy and have shipped to them wine from out-of-state wine stores

02/27/17

Brian Farling - Lead Designer of Jones Studio Inc. - submitted a letter of intent for a code review Jan. 26 to Scott Ellis - Planner for the Community Development Department for the City of Cottonwood.

02/24/17

HB155, would reduce the legal limit from .08 to .05 - a limit that matches most European and Asian countries but would make Utah the first state in the U.S. to drop the limit to .05.

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