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02/14/19

The Infinite Monkey Theorem (TIMT) is an urban winery that Parsons identifies as "relevant, accessible and fun to everyone, all the time," born in 2008 when Parsons lost his father. Starting a winery was a dream they'd shared, so despite the economic uncertainty of the times, Parsons wrote up a business plan and secured the support of investors.

02/13/19

"This is something we have been talking about a long time," said Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, chairman of the Senate Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations Committee, the legislative panel that advanced the measure, known as Senate Bill 99.

02/06/19

Contributing to the emergence of more diverse grapes may be that millennials (ages 23-38) are drinking more wine than other age brackets and more than half have active social media accounts making getting the "word out" much faster and efficient.

02/05/19

Iowa City Democratic Sen. Joe Bolkcom said Monday he'll introduce a bill to end the prohibition of marijuana in the state. But he also said legalizing recreational marijuana likely remains a pipe dream as long as Republicans control the state lawmaking process - the governor is Republican as are the majorities in the Iowa House and Senate.

02/04/19

Spaulding, 30, launched her company Wander + Ivy in October. Now, four months after launching, Wander + Ivy is sold in 60 liquor stores across Colorado, including 37 in Denver.

02/01/19

Right now, Tidewater Winery is only open on Saturdays, but they want to open more days in the week to attract more people.

02/01/19

It's conference time east of the Rockies. Four were held in early January - in Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky and the Hill Country in Texas - and 14 more conferences are scheduled in February and March. No matter where you live, if you grow grapes or make wine, there will be a conference not too far from home where you can learn more about growing grapes in a particular climate or making wine, even in difficult climates and growing conditions

01/31/19

"Mississippi is one of only 5 states with an archaic ban on winery-to-consumer direct shipments. But there is a glimmer of hope. Two bills (Senate Bill 2682 and House Bill 708) have been referred to committees"

01/31/19

New competitors mean more choices, better service and more competitive prices

01/29/19

The Iowa Wine Growers Association has announced the list of Iowa Wine Award nominees for the organization's upcoming Iowa Wine Awards Banquet. The event is held in conjunction with the 2019 Iowa Wine Growers Association annual conference, taking place Feb. 17-18 at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny.

01/23/19

The owner of Bailey's Wine & Spirits in Boulder has filed a lawsuit appealing a ruling by the city's Beverage Licensing Authority to allow Safeway to expand its beer department in the wake of a change in state law that allows grocery stores to sell full-strength beer

01/22/19

Eldon and Sherry Nygaard's idea to open a winery grew from hometown ties. Eldon is originally from Viborg, S.D. and Sherry is originally from California. After living in Las Vegas together for a time, the two decided to move back to South Dakota to open their winery.

01/21/19

it's not just the inspirational, phoenix-like story that makes a visit to Aspen Peak Cellars at 60750 U.S. 285 in Bailey, Colorado, worth the hour drive from Denver

01/16/19

Forecasters say a big winter storm is headed for the Sierra and much of northern Nevada, with snowfall possible on valley floors beginning late Tuesday and blizzard conditions expected in the mountains by Thursday.

01/15/19

Over the past couple of years, Martin Fujishin has witnessed a small but significant change in the attitude of Californians who pause at his eponymous winery's tasting room along Highway 55 about 30 miles west of Boise in southwest Idaho

01/11/19

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01/11/19

The organizers of Wichita's annual Midwest Winefest, a 23-year-old fundraiser that benefits Guadalupe Clinic, will have to find a new wine distributor and some new volunteers to staff the event this year after parting ways with two of its original partners. Standard Beverage, a Wichita liquor distributor that has provided the wines for the event's "grand tasting" since Winefest started in 1996, will not work with the festival this year, said the company's chief financial officer, Angie Wilhelm. Though they'd planned to continue the partnership indefinitely, she said, the company took issue with a recent decision made by the executive director of the festival's organizer and beneficiary, Guadalupe Clinic, not to invite back certain restaurants and bars to participate in the Winefest this year

01/10/19

Integrated Beverage Group announced the appointment of Nichole Simpson to Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Simpson most recently was the Senior Adult Beverage Buyer at Walmart. Simpson developed Walmart's Winemaker's Selection private brand program. Prior to that, she held multiple positions at E&J Gallo Winery including Category and Brand management

01/10/19

Flight attendants on the Denver-based airline began accepting individual tips on Jan. 1, according to the Chicago Tribune. Frontier made tipping an option three years ago but, until this year, flight attendants were required to pool tips.

01/09/19

TricorBraun, a global packaging leader, has acquired Pacific Bag, LLC, one of the largest independent U.S. distributors of flexible packaging. The company will combine Pacific Bag with its existing flexibles business, Taipak, to create TricorBraun Flex, a new business unit focused on flexible packaging.

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