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Until recently, two dozen of Indiana's small wineries distributed through Indianapolis-based Monarch Beverage Co., which started working with them about four years ago.


A wine bar influenced in equal parts by a cheap 1960s Gallo offering and a Grateful Dead song, is coming to Covington next month.


The News-Review asked a sampling of winery owners what kinds of weather-related impacts might be in store for area grape crops. The short answer given was, little to none at all.


Charles Thomas, a longtime OB-GYN who practiced for more than 30 years, founded the winery in 1984 along with his wife, Jill. He was 86.


The chamber approved the legislation Thursday on a 92-4 vote, sending the measure to the Senate for consideration.


Ardagh Group has decided to close its Lincoln, Illinois, glass container production facility, on or after April 30, 2019, axing 150 jobs.


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


The extreme cold fanning out across the country this week will reach from the Gulf Coast to Maine, covering even parts of the south in snow on Tuesday


Beginning this year, Michigan State University's Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center and School of Hospitality Business will partner with Michigan Wine Collaborative, or MWC, and Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, or MDARD, to jointly plan and execute the annual Michigan Wine Competition.


At Chateau Chantal on the Old Mission Peninsula in Grand Traverse County, Winemaker Brian Hosmer says, "We have to wait until it's less than 15 degrees, and we had that most of the weekend so the (grapes) are all frozen up and it worked out great."


Just like the snowy vineyard with no grapes on the vine, Ohio's wine industry is frozen, for now. Vermilion Valley Vineyards co-owner Joe Juniper says wineries need federal and state approval for three actions: starting a new business, new or changed labels, and ingredient changes.


Investors with Indiana Liquor Group LLC expect the Indiana Alcohol & Tobacco Commission this week to grant final approval to their purchase of Save-On Liquor stores, said Nathan Feltman, secretary of the company


Saucy Brew Works has collaborated with Napa Valley winery Fait-Main to produce b3, the Cleveland brewery's French-style biére de garde aged in wine barrels. The limited-edition b3 will make its debut Jan. 25-26 at the Cleveland Winter Beerfest and then be available on draft and in 750-milliliter bottles at the brewery on Jan. 26. The bottles will sell for $19.99. (Editor's note: A previous version of this story misstated the size of the bottles.)


Weather is crucial to the wineries and vineyard managers are checking it all the time. In the winter, they work to make sure the grape vines are not killed by freezing temperatures.


In 2018, it generated $280 million in annual revenue at its 35 restaurants, up from $220 million in 2017. According to Technomic's ranking of the top 500 restaurants chains in 2017, its revenues rose 30% from the previous year. It launched in Chicago in 2005 and was founded by Tim McEnery at the youthful age of 29.


The chilly weather means it's the right time to start picking!


Breweries, wineries and distilleries in Indiana and Michigan are experiencing delays - and taking a financial hit - because some permits are not being issued due to the partial federal government shutdown. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau issues permits that allow businesses to open, craft a new beer or wine, or create labeling for a product. That agency is currently closed.


Jason McKeever had planned to open his tap room and winery in Peru by the end of the month, serving up craft beers and spirits. But now, the project has been put on hold indefinitely. Why? The federal agency that issues permits to new craft breweries and wineries is closed during the partial government shutdown that is now dragging into its third week.


Over a year in the making, one of the most anticipated bars to open in Chicago-Kumiko-has finally swung open its doors for business in the West Loop. Spearheaded by Julia Momose (you know her as the bar manager of two-Michelin-starred Oriole), and backed by Oriole's Noah and Cara Sandoval, the eight-seat bar and formal dining room is completely driven by cocktails with food to match.


It isn't hard to find people offering rare bottles on Facebook, Craigslist or other websites, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol's Ohio Investigative Unit working with the Ohio Division of Liquor Control recently charged several people with illegal sales

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