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The Buckeye state is now number six on the list of top wine producing states, making nearly 6 million gallons in 2017. Today the states best enologists and viticulturists- people who study winemaking and grape growing- got together at the 45th Annual Wine and Grape Conference to talk about how Ohio can keep that number rising. "We're starting to see Ohio wines really doing a great job at getting some national recognition, national awards," says OSU enology program manager Todd Steiner.


Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants, a lifestyle brand that was ranked as the 34th largest winery in the US by Wine Business Monthly in its annual ranking this year, is pleased to announce the successful expansion and relocation of its winery to Woodridge, Illinois. The state-of-the-art winery, located at 9016 Murphy Road, is nearly triple the size of its former facilities and is designed to keep pace with the company's rapid growth and 300,000-member-and-growing Wine Club while maintaining stringent standards for quality.


Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) said a committee could hold a hearing as soon as Thursday on his proposal, which would also give a special liquor exemption to the Kohler American Resort.


The Northern Grapes Webinar Series returns with a series of four webinars - scheduled for the second Tuesday of each month.


Vierk's Liquor Store on Ridge Road in Lansing, less than a half-mile from the state line, can get so packed on Sundays that people often have to wait for a parking space to open up and again in line to make their purchase


In Indiana, you're not allowed to buy alcohol on a Sunday. But that's probably about to change.


After slapping nearly 1,000 liquor stores, wineries and shipping companies with "cease and desist" letters in December, the Illinois Liquor Control Commission plans to meet Wednesday to discuss the mailings and the steps it needs to take to stop the illegal shipment of alcohol


The Oswego Village Board as a Committee of the Whole Tuesday night is expected to review a request for a video gambling license from the business


In this round of "Anatomy of a Wine Cellar," we go behind the scenes at Parachute, where Matty Colston has composed an eclectic wine list perfectly suited to the restaurant's unorthodox menu


As part of his duties, Keith will work with the company's existing distributors, overseeing and managing education, inventory control, pricing, promotions, incentive programming and market visits.


Ask Aurelio Hernandez where he keeps his Shawnee Hills Wine-grape Association's 2018 Grape Grower of the Year plaque. "It is by my chair in the living room. In all of my 63 years, I've never won any kind of award. This is pretty great," Hernandez said.


Door 44 Winery is moving, getting bigger and more scenic


"We're just trying to solidify Gervasi Vineyard further as a destination resort," said Scott Swaldo, Gervasi general manager, and a member of the Swaldo family that owns the business.


While Indiana supermarkets and chains were in favor of the change, it's been opposed by Hoosier liquor stores that feel the big retailers have advantages over them. For example, those below 21 are not allowed in liquor stores but they're allowed to walk the alcoholic-beverage aisles in large retail stores. The clerks in liquor stores also have to have special training, which currently is not required for the large retailers.


Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurants - headquartered in suburban Woodridge - is the official wine of the awards show, which celebrates achievements in film and television. About 1,600 bottles were shipped from the winery to Los Angeles for tables and tasting bars. Bottles of Cooper's Hawk Lux Pinot Noir and Lux Chardonnay were also given to nominees and presenters


The House voted 87-10 to approve the measure Tuesday. It is identical to legislation the Senate passed a day earlier, making repeal of the Prohibition-era ban highly likely.


In 2017, Ardagh Direct successfully launched its program for wineries West of the Rockies. This expansion of Ardagh Direct provides food and beverage companies of all sizes, located throughout North America, the option to purchase glass bottles and jars directly from Ardagh Group, Glass - North America.


Under the bills, the number of members on the council would be reduced from 12 to 10 and would include representatives from breweries and distilleries. Proos says the state group promoting Michigan's wine industry should also promote beers and other beverages.


Protectionist law limits consumer choice


When CLE Urban Winery opened in July 2016, owner Destiny Burns had a lot of goals on her plate: To be a neighborhood anchor, to educate drinkers on wine, to be a part of the community, to promote wine education.

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