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03/22/17

After allowing groceries stores to sell all kinds of wine, the state legislature is considering even more changes to the way we get alcohol and local liquor stores worry that future decisions could be even worse for them

03/20/17

After failing to win support for an increased wine tax last month, the governor's office returned to lawmakers on Friday to pitch a revenue-raising plan that would broaden the request to include beer and spirits

03/16/17

A spokesman for Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday the governor signed the bill changing the state law which currently only allows grocery stores to sell wines from small wineries

03/13/17

New law not taking effect until July

03/09/17

The Senate voted 18-14 Wednesday to give final approval to the measure changing the state law which currently only allows grocery stores to sell wines from small wineries. More expansive selections of wine are currently only available at liquor stores. The proposal has the backing of Wal-Mart. Opponents of the measure include many liquor store owners, who argue that the legislation could put them out of business.

03/03/17

Sunday liquor sales will start July 2 in Minnesota. The Minnesota House gaveled in at 3:30 p.m. Thursday to officially concur with the Senate version of the Sunday sales bill, which has a later start time of 11 a.m. and a closing time of 6 p.m

03/02/17

The Arkansas House has approved a bill that expands wine sales in grocery stores, two days after the measure had narrowly failed.

02/27/17

Owned by a devoted Grateful Dead fan, Grand County's only winery is a great place to relax, soak up some local color, and "share the wine."

02/27/17

Gov. Mark Dayton has said he'll sign it if it reaches his desk

02/27/17

Mary Haverkamp established Plum Creek Winery on her family farm just seven miles northeast of Algona in 2012.

02/24/17

Minnesota's Cold Climate Conference reflects growth of one of the world's newest wine regions

02/23/17

A bill to allow grocery stores, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Kroger Co., in wet counties to obtain permits to sell wine from any winery cleared the House Rules Committee after several hours of debate Wednesday

02/21/17

Minnesotans who enjoy a bloody Mary over brunch or a cold beer during the Vikings' game have pushed for years to scrap the state's 159-year-old ban on Sunday liquor sales, and on Monday state representatives finally listened.

02/16/17

Colorado lawmakers introduced a bill Wednesday that would update regulations on brewers of kombucha, a trendy fermented tea product

02/16/17

Missouri grape growers and winemakers can learn from peers, researchers and industry experts at the University of Missouri Show Me Grape and Wine Conference and Symposium. The event is March 8-10 at the Hampton Inn, 1225 Fellows Place, Columbia.

02/14/17

Some local liquor stores are worried about a Kansas bill that would allow you to buy full-strength alcoholic drinks in grocery stores

02/14/17

Missouri grape growers and winemakers can learn from peers, researchers and industry experts at the University of Missouri Show Me Grape and Wine Conference and Symposium

02/13/17

A bill in the Montana Senate would double the wine tax in an effort to boost revenue in the state as it faces a budget shortfall

02/09/17

Missouri grape growers and winemakers can learn from peers, researchers and industry experts at the University of Missouri Show Me Grape and Wine Conference and Symposium

02/09/17

Some store owners tell KATV, selling wine is at least 25 percent of their business, another store sells more than 50 percent. They added that if grocery stores become real competitors, they fear their customers will shop elsewhere and they won't be able to compete with pricing.

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