Texas Goes Local!

Established in January 2008, the state of Texas will hold their 2nd annual GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up event from September 28th through October 2nd. The annual event promotes restaurant owners and chefs dedicated to serving fresh, local ingredients and pouring great Texas wines. During the week long event, consumers around the state will be encouragedRead more

Arizona in the News

A few recent articles of note highlighting the growing Arizona wine industry… Arizona Vineyards Destroyed By Fire One of Arizona’s oldest wineries has burned to the ground, sending ripples through the state’s wine industry that it helped developed. Arizona’s Wine Industry in Bloom Home to over 38 federally licensed wineries, the Arizona wine industry isRead more

Virginia in the News

Friend and wine blogger Ed Thralls of Wine Tonite, forwarded a recent article published in the Washington Business Journal on the growing wine industry in Virginia. Growers in the Commonwealth harvested more than 7,000 tons of grapes in 2008 – 25 percent more than 2007. Last year’s grape crops were valued at $10.4 million, theRead more

Industry News

Virginia Wines Visit London Great recap of the London Wine & Spirits Fair in the Washington Post by Mary Jordan. Several Virginia wineries participated and impressed. Ohio’s Henke Winery Wines Best in State The 2008 Henke Riesling wins best in show. North Carolina Wine TV North Carolina Wine TV is an online video show hostedRead more

A Staycation to Wine Country

The economy has upset many industries, but not the Ohio wine industry. The Columbus Dispatch recently published an article ‘Staycation’ trend helping Ohio vintners which discusses how wine sales are up in the area. As an employee in the hospitality industry, staycations have become the norm. Has your family decided to staycation instead of vacationRead more

Kansas Wine Legislation Update

Effective July 1st, wineries that sell wine via the Internet will be able to ship to consumers in Kansas as a result of legislation passed April 20th. The state’s Liquor Control Act, or Senate Bill 212, was signed by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius on Monday. It allows wineries, whether based in Kansas or out of state,Read more

Idaho In The News

I recently touched on the great wines coming out of Idaho (see my earlier review on Sawtooth Winery), and thought I would share two press releases I received from Moya Shatz, Executive Director of the Idaho Grape Growers & Wine Producers Commission. The first press release recaps the economic impact the wine industry made inRead more