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01/18/17

Self-serve alcohol machines are part of just one of the new bills being proposed in Connecticut.

01/18/17

Owners of the LaBelle Winery in Amherst expect to wait a year to find out whether they can expand operations after a neighbor filed a court challenge that he claims will protect the area's rural character

01/18/17

Among the issues that officials and industry executives suggested could be reviewed: extending the hours for package stores, lifting caps on liquor licenses in each municipality, allowing beer-makers to switch distributors more easily, loosening restrictions on consumers bringing alcohol to restaurants or reusing growlers, boosting funding to the chronically understaffed Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, or clarifying rules about so-called pay-to-play incentives

01/17/17

01/12/17

The 2017 Wine Guide by Food & Wine has been released and Hermit Woods Winery, located in Meredith, is listed as one of the Best 500 Wineries in America to visit.

01/11/17

Makers of the fermented tea known as kombucha say Albany did them a big favor late last year by not moving forward with plans to regulate the drink as alcohol

01/10/17

Also hit: Iced tea, Gatorade, and almond milk.

01/10/17

Democratic Senate Minority Leader Jeff Woodburn on Monday proposed a bill that would establish a bipartisan commission to consider ways the state could respond to what he calls "Russian interference in our democracy."

01/09/17

Creatives priced out of Manhattan and Brooklyn have moved to the South Bronx, one of the city's final gentrification frontiers - and now a new generation of restaurants is growing there to feed them.

01/06/17

Long Island Wine Council, the organization promoting, protecting and strengthening Long Island Wine Country in New York, announces Teuwen Communications as its agency of record. The compelling program includes strategic media and trade relations as well as a social media campaign to further establish Long Island as a world-class wine region and showcase its passionate producers and balanced wines.

01/04/17

Senior Research Associate Dr. Terry Bates from the Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Laboratory in Portland is currently testing electronic yield monitors on mechanical grape harvesters to measure the yield variation within a vineyard block. A yield monitor uses sensors to approximate weight and GPS location in real-time. To calibrate sensor data, actual truck weights are compared to logged sensor data. "Yield maps" provide a visual representation of spatial yield patterns.

01/04/17

2017 event will take place March 22-24 in Syracuse, N.Y.

01/04/17

Following his sudden death Friday, Jason's Vineyard owner Jason Damianos was remembered by family and friends as a hard worker who "lived life to the fullest."

01/03/17

Within a few years, there will be a new place making wine in the Watkins Glen area - but don't expect to take a tour of their tasting room. The new facility, which will be located in the Schuyler County Business Park off state Route 414, will focus strictly on wine production. That means there will be no vineyards, no wine tastings, and no retail sales.

01/03/17

Ranging from a riveting sunset over a vineyard, the swirling splendor of the pour to a winemaker's fierce passion around the clock during crush, the Woodinville, Wash., photojournalist finds the moment that becomes magic in a glass for our readers.

12/28/16

By day, Mike Wilson is vice president of relationship management at Members 1st Federal Credit Union. After hours, he's a partner of The Vineyard at Hershey LLC in Londonderry Township, whose brands also include The Brewery at Hershey and The DeCider

12/27/16

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."

12/27/16

As 2016 winds down, state lawmakers and the governor have been celebrating sweeping liquor law reforms passed over pint glasses of bipartisanship

12/27/16

Maybe a can isn't quite as glamorous as popping open a bottle of bubbly. But the taste of Franklin Hill Vineyards' Midnight Rush is just as delicious and fizzy (and you won't miss the bottle at all)

12/23/16

"There was already 50,000 square feet of existing liquor stores in the area and allowing Addys not only to move it's location closer to other stores, but expand it more and doubling the space, isn't justified by the law"

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