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The results of this research was recently published in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.


In an attempt to save their very lucrative industry from extinction, French researchers followed two paths: grafting onto disease resistant root stock - and cross breeding with American grapes which were largely immune to the phylloxera attack.


A bill aimed at generating funds for a new county fairgrounds won't go to the Statehouse as planned - but only because a local lawmaker hopes he can build on a similar proposal by another legislator


Gov. Rick Snyder has signed legislation to let Michigan stores ship wine directly to in-state customers using common carriers such as FedEx or UPS but ban out-of-state retailers from sending beer and wine to Michigan customers. Beer and wine wholesalers say the law enacted Monday will crack down on illegal wine shipments from online wine retailers and "wine clubs," and customers can still get wines directly shipped from wineries. But wine sellers say the "poorly written" bill should have been vetoed because it is unconstitutional and will be challenged in court.


"We always think it's positive when more retail outlets are allowed to sell our product," says Doug Coster.


But owning and operating a world-class winery wasn't anywhere on Miller's radar when he graduated from Kokomo High School in 1994 and headed off for Purdue University.


The legislation will give breweries, restaurants and distilleries the ability to offer paying customers no more than four free samples - up to two ounces of beer, two ounces of wine, or one-fourth of an ounce of liquor - in a 24-hour period. Current Ohio law prohibits those businesses from giving away beer or alcohol. Ohio wineries requested, and were granted, an exemption during consideration of the legislation.


A Cincinnati-based state appeals court has upheld key components of a trial judge's ruling in a bitter family dispute over control of Moraine-based Heidelberg Distributing Co.


Chicago Chain focuses on remodels and new locations


John T. Fleming, CEO of Superior Beverage Group, along with five passengers departed Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland bound for Ohio State University Airport in Columbus, but disappeared


Kaamran Hafeez has a wonderful cartoon that appeared in The New Yorker, where a woman shopping for a certain bottle tells the wine-shop owner "I don't remember the name, but it had a taste that I liked."


Michigan law allows wine retailers in Michigan and other states to deliver wine to Michigan consumers only using their own trucks. SB 1088 would only allow in-state retailers to use delivery companies like FedEX and UPS to deliver wine, while barring consumers from taking similar shipments of wine from out-of-state retailers


As a sales consultant for wine distributor Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, Constance Begue has enjoyed her fair share of wine dinners and tastings in Columbus' finest restaurants. But when she's off the clock, the Delaware resident with an affinity for ros├ęs and bubbly prefers dining close to home


Brigid Tuck of the University of Minnesota and Tim Martinson of Cornell discussed such trends and challenges confronting vineyards during a Dec. 13 webinar, "Northern Grapes Survey Results: How the industry has changed from 2011 to 2015."


Now one national publication is taking notice. Wine Enthusiast Magazine, a multichannel marketer of a growing line of wine-and spirits-related products, recently included Michigan on a list of "Wine Regions on the Rise."


Chateau Grand Traverse and Chateau Chantal on Traverse City's Old Mission Peninsula are two Northern Michigan wineries using the recent cold snap to this advantage. They've both recently harvested grapes to make their latest batches.


Ice wine - dubbed "liquid gold" - is a rare treat that few wineries in the United States can say they've mastered


Few thrills can equal starting the Indianapolis 500 as one of its 33 drivers. But former Indy car racer turned winemaker Randy Lewis, who was a part of the Indy 500 starting grid five times from 1987 to 1991, got a big thrill recently when his 2013 cabernet sauvignon earned Wine Spectator magazine's top award.


Beer and wine distributors across Michigan are applauding the Michigan House for approving legislation that will rein in illegal shipments of wine into the state?


There are any number of ways to learn about craft beer - from the Homer-esque, one-pint-at-a-time method to more organized training in classes like the one the Hilkers sussed out

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