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08/07/20

Texas winemaker Umbra Winery & Market has closed its tasting room in Grapevine, and is consolidating its operations at its vineyard in Springtown, 50 miles northwest of Dallas.

08/07/20

According to a survey published by the National Association of American Wineries sales by New Mexico wineries fell an average of 77 percent since the pandemic's start with Noisy Water's declining 80 percent in April alone. Addressing this first key development for the state's wineries since its mid-March shutdown, Riddle exclaimed that "with revenue drastically reduced for wineries, we face a dire need to sell product with harvest drawing near."

08/06/20

The winery came up for sale because Raymond Haak wanted to retire and his grown children had already pursued other careers. This is his second retirement, having retired as an engineer years ago only to start working 80-hour weeks as the owner of a winery.

08/05/20

Vino 100, located at 1131 Steamboat Parkway in south Reno, was fined $2,603 by OSHA after industry-specific guidance and directives during both an initial observation and a follow up visit were not followed. Upon observation of ongoing noncompliance during a follow up visit, OSHA launched a formal investigation into the employer.

07/30/20

Michael Cook, AgriLife Extension viticulture specialist, Denton, said 2020 presented another unique growing season due to weather in some areas and vineyard and wineries navigating COVID-19.

07/30/20

For the first time in Utah history, annual sales of wine, beer and spirits broke the half-billion mark.

07/29/20

The Pahrump Valley Winery will stay without a license for the next several weeks after action by the Nye County Liquor Board on Tuesday-extending the rift between the board and the winery that was put on display in recent weeks.

07/29/20

Utah's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has hit a milestone -- a half-billion dollars in sales.

07/29/20

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission suspended liquor permits at 18 bars over the weekend, including six in Houston, as part of an enforcement sweep after several hundred owners said they would open in defiance of Gov. Greg Abbott's closure orders.

07/27/20

Four judges sampled 39 wines from Nevada's commercial winemakers and 73 from hobbyists on June 26 and June 27.

07/27/20

Pahrump Valley Winery has been operating on a conditional liquor license for more than a year. And after failed attempts to secure a permanent, valid license, the county has suspended the establishment's liquor license. A hearing on the matter is scheduled for next week. SHOW MORE

07/27/20

They fall under Governor'Abbott's mandate for bars, which are closed because they both sell alcohol.

07/27/20

Some 800 barkeeps say they will defy Gov. Greg Abbott's order and participate in what they are calling "Freedom Fest," according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

07/27/20

Typically the patron is left with having to settle the check before they leave a restaurant or a bar. But on this round, the bartender was the one left needing to settle the tab-with the tab being left open for roughly a year; and it still hasn't been settled.

07/24/20

A Houston-area institution, Haak Vineyards and Winery, has been sold to a partnership that includes a Houston legend, UH's onetime record-setting quarterback Case Keenum.

07/24/20

Founder Sarah Shadonix-recently named an EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist-says 2020 is a "roller-coaster year" loaded with opportunities for e-commerce. The company's latest offering is a light, lower-alcohol option for mixed drinks.

07/23/20

Locals winemakers go back to the earth

07/23/20

The novel coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in the wine world, from supply-chain disruptions to empty restaurants to shuttered tasting rooms. Therefore, it's past time to give a loud shout-out to nine Houston families who are bringing wines to market from California and Oregon and as far away as the Andean foothills, in Argentina's Mendoza province.

07/20/20

By amending the boundaries of a licensed premises, a business will have the benefit of conducting all privileges granted under the license/permit in the newly added space - such as alcohol sales and service.

07/20/20

Meet Alyson Rae Lawson, the African American owner of a 7-Eleven franchise in Arlington, Texas who is making history and winning big while setting record-high sales. Her store has been selling out bottles of Black Girl Magic wine from McBride Sisters Collection, a brand owned by sisters Robin and Andrea McBride - founders of the largest Black-owned vintner in the country.

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