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12/10/18

12/05/18

The partnership will allow any licensed producer of wine and spirits to sell their products into the state of Wisconsin and any licensed business in the state to purchase products at LibDib.com.

12/04/18

Bernie Rink, who opened Boskydel Vineyard in Lake Leelanau in the spring of 1965, died on Nov. 29 while surrounded by family and friends. He was 92. Then a librarian at Northwestern Michigan College, Rink planted a one-acre test plot of wine grapes in the wilderness of Leelanau County to determine if commercial wine could be made locally. Leelanau's wine industry ignited in 1970 when Rink planted 15 acres of grapevines and opened Boskydel Vineyard, Leelanau's first tasting room. Today, the Leelanau Peninsula has become one of the premier wine regions in America.

12/03/18

The looming Supreme Court wine showdown became more likely to have sweeping national impact on direct shipping, thanks to an important ruling this week by a federal appeals court in Illinois ...

12/03/18

After two system changes costing at least $40 million, the state's liquor division has turned a corner.

11/30/18

The Seventh Circuit on Wednesday revived a wine store owner's suit claiming Illinois' alcohol distribution law that bans out-of-state wine retailers from shipping directly to consumers in the state is unconstitutional,

11/28/18

The number of farms filing for bankruptcy is increasing across the Upper Midwest, following low prices for corn, soybeans, milk and beef, according to a new analysis from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. The analysis found that 84 farms filed for bankruptcy in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana in the 12 months that ended in June. That's more than double the number over the same period in 2013 and 2014.

11/27/18

In northwest Michigan, where sand dunes tower above massive lakes and sweet cherries dangle from boughs, vineyards also string across hilltops. For years, two wine regions have for years been quietly excelling among the United States' most underrated wine culture: cool-climate winemaking. Long under the radar, Michigan is finally beginning to take its place among the top emerging wine regions to watch. As it turns out, northwest Michigan - "Up North," as the locals call it - has a great wine scene, innovative winemakers, and a beautiful landscape, too.

11/19/18

Serial entrepreneurs Angela and Austin Allison are looking for a downtown Cincinnati commercial space to house their latest venture, Wine Society LLC. It's a consumer-product company that puts blended wine into cans so it can be easily shipped for e-commerce orders or sold in retail outlets, including the Hyde Park Kroger store.

11/07/18

Michigan wineries welcome more than 1.7 million visitors annually. Winery tasting rooms welcome the majority of visitors as people check out the selection of wines available, meet the people responsible for growing the grapes and making the wine and purchase bottles of their favorite varieties.

11/05/18

The wine festival will be at the Oscar Event Center November 9 and 10

11/02/18

Michigan's Winery at Black Star Farms wins top honors at international competition

11/01/18

Indiana experienced a cold winter and rainy ripening period, conditions historically suboptimal for grape growers. Despite this, Bruce Bordelon, professor of horticulture, grape and small fruits Extension expert and member of the Purdue Wine Grape Team, said growers statewide had a productive harvest with high fruit quality.

10/30/18

"Due to the new restrictive noise ordinance enacted by the town of McCordsville, along with constraints and difficulties with other issues presented by the town council, it is in the best interest of the Daniel's Vineyard to close our current location of the tasting room to the public and explore other locations," co-owner Daniel Cook said in a news release.

10/30/18

The Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association is estimating nearly 150,000 bottles of wine were illegally shipped into Michigan over a recent three-month period, causing the state to lose out on as much as $25,000 in unpaid taxes? Brett Visner, director of public affairs for the MBWWA, said while the association doesn't know for certain what is in each box shipped into the state, the estimate is based on the International Wines and Spirits Record 2018 e-commerce report, which said between 60 to 70 percent of online alcoholic beverage transactions are for wine?

10/29/18

The 2017 Arcturos Dry Riesling scored 98 points and beat out other Rieslings from the US, Australia, New Zealand, France and the Czech Republic. It also took home Best Dry Riesling and Best American Riesling.

10/17/18

Free the Grapes! calls for removal of protectionist laws in 2019

10/17/18

Every year, on the third weekend in October, the Lehigh Valley celebrates its own grape.

10/17/18

Mansfield Frazier insists it takes a little tending, and growth. Ten years ago, he planted about 300 grape vines in Hough. Today, Cleveland is reaping the fruit of his labor. Frazier calls the place Chateau Hough.

10/16/18

The Kroger Co. is boosting its grocery delivery capabilities through a new partnership that will provide home delivery of wine in certain markets.

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