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Lawmakers Considering Alcohol Tasting at Farmers Markets

posted on March 11, 2011 at 4:03 PM

(Washington D.C., Associated Press) Washington lawmakers are considering a bill to allow beer and wine tasting at farmers markets. Full Story

Artificial ice wines introduced by wine makers

posted on December 16, 2010 at 1:12 PM

Prairie du Sac, WI (AP)- Ice wine, made from grapes that were allowed to freeze on the vine, has long been one of the most expensive dessert drinks because of the risk involved in its production. Full Story

Western Vinters Hope Late Harvest Makes Fine Wine

posted on October 15, 2010 at 4:10 PM

FRESNO, Calif (AP) -- A cool summer along the West Coast has made for a hurried harvest in the nation's top winemaking regions as growers rush to beat the first frost. Full Story

Cows to Chardonnay: Can Dairy Farms Change?

posted on March 12, 2010 at 10:03 AM

WARREN, Conn (AP) -- A winter breeze rustles through the brittle and dormant vines twisting along the hills of Bill Hopkins' vineyard, the latest transformation of a Connecticut farm that since 1786 has been keeping up with changing agriculture,... Full Story

Red, White or Green? California Wine Choices Expand

posted on January 15, 2010 at 5:01 PM

FRESNO, Calif (AP) -- Consumers of California wine easily can tell a red cabernet from a white chardonnay, and soon they will have a tool to determine whether it's green. Full Story

Missouri Agritourism Becomes Big Business

posted on October 30, 2009 at 3:10 PM

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo (AP)- | Missouri's orchards and wineries are gaining popularity as residents continue to take regional trips. Full Story

2008 Crop Has Missouri Wineries Popping Their Corks

posted on December 12, 2008 at 8:12 PM

KANSAS CITY, Mo (AP) -- A year after a freak spring freeze nearly derailed the Missouri wine industry, the grape gods have been kind to vineyard owners like Sarah Schmidt - perhaps too kind. Full Story

Washington State Wineries Seek Status for Grapes

posted on November 14, 2008 at 8:11 PM

YAKIMA, Wash (AP) -- Several wineries and vineyard owners in Eastern Washington are banding together to lobby for a specific wine-grape growing region northwest of Yakima. Full Story

Washington Dating Service Links Vintners

posted on September 26, 2008 at 8:09 PM

YAKIMA, Wash (AP) -- Desperately seeking a mate: Hopeless romantic seeks mature, well-rounded, traditional partner. Full Story

Washington State Wine Grape Growers Have Record Harvest

posted on December 7, 2007 at 8:12 PM

CASHMERE, Wash (AP) _ Washington state's wine grape crop, second only to California's crop nationwide, was a record 127,150 tons this year, an industry group reported. Full Story

California Winegrowers Go Nearly Nude for Fundraiser

posted on September 14, 2007 at 8:09 PM

BERKELEY, Calif (AP) — Winegrowers, ranchers and other members of Napa's farming community in California are showing their green thumbs and quite a bit more in hopes of raising money to protect the valley's rich agricultural resources. Full Story

Achieving the American Dream

posted on March 2, 2007 at 8:03 PM

Achieving the American Dream
While Reynaldo Robledo's hands were busy pruning grapevines nearly 40 years ago, his heart was looking to the future. Along with help from his wife and nine children, Robledo has been able to overcome humble beginnings as an immigrant field... Full Story

Italian Wine Production May Be Affected by Global Warming

posted on February 23, 2007 at 8:02 PM

Italy's noted Chianti wine production may be forced to move further north – possibly to Scandinavia – if the global warming trend continues. Full Story

Grapes and Graves

posted on January 5, 2007 at 8:01 PM

Grapes and graves may seem an unlikely combination, but Catholic cemetery officials in Hayward, California are cultivating a graveyard vineyard in hopes of making sacramental wine. Full Story

Interstate Wine Shipments Sluggish

posted on January 13, 2006 at 8:01 PM

Wine is flowing faster and farther since last spring's Supreme Court ruling struck down winery shipping restrictions. Full Story
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