Botham Vineyards & Winery withstood storms as it turns 30
BARNEVELD, Wis. (AP) — When Peter Botham planted his first grape vines here, there were only a handful of wineries in Wisconsin.
They included Wollersheim Winery near Prairie du Sac,...
CHICAGO (AP) — A crash involving two semi-trucks scattered hundreds of bottles of wine on a freeway in Chicago.
The crash happened early Tuesday along a stretch of Interstate 94 named the...
Vineyard fined $3.7M after bulldozing California wetland
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — California regulators say a Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur and winemaker has agreed to pay $3.76 million in penalties after his company bulldozed a protected wetland...
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee lawmaker has resigned from the state legislature, saying he needs to spend more time with his family and tend to his winery business.
PARIS (AP) — Two reports have cleared the former No. 2 in the French government of excessive spending a week after Francois de Rugy resigned as environment minister.
VEVEY, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss residents and tourists alike are partying like they haven't since 1999.
The town of Vevey has kicked off the 12th "Fete des Vignerons," or Winemakers...
KAYSERSBERG, France (AP) — Training according to the solar and lunar cycles has never helped any Tour de France contender climb a mountain faster, or seize the yellow jersey.
ROME (AP) — Italy's northeastern Conegliano and Valdobbiadene hills, home to the world-famous sparkling wine prosecco, have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.
AP PHOTOS: Museum toasts history of California wine
OAKVILLE, Calif. (AP) — At a spacious Victorian in the heart of California's Napa Valley, light glows from the windows as guests inside study old tools and taste new wines.
AP PHOTOS: Spanish town hosts annual wine battle
HARO, Spain (AP) — Getting drenched with red wine might not be everyone's idea of fun, but it is the idea behind one of Spain's most popular — and unusual — fiestas.
Wine and Jazz fest set for this weekend
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A wine and jazz music festival is scheduled for this weekend in West Virginia's capital city.
Brass bands will play and wine will be served Saturday on the lawn of...
Maquoketa wine cellar takes guests back to 1800s
MAQUOKETA, Iowa (AP) — Stepping down into Mac's Wine Cellar is walking into a snapshot of the community's early history.
Lights shaped like gas lanterns line the cedar walls. Milk tanks...
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin might be best known for its beer offerings, but the state's wineries are drawing tourists from across the Upper Midwest.
House approves wine shipment legislation
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House of Representatives has passed legislation allowing residents to purchase wine and have it shipped directly to their house.
- Watertown Daily TimesOld Jefferson building could be wineryAugust 9, 2019
- Wisconsin State JournalBotham Vineyards & Winery has withstood winter, spring and economic storms to make 30 yearsAugust 5, 2019
- The Spokesman-ReviewAdam Hegsted’s Pocket Bar opens on 1st Avenue; Vintage Spokane at Davenport today; National Ice Cream Day todayJuly 21, 2019
- The Florence Morning NewsLike a fine wine ... Hyman Vineyards is changing with ageJuly 14, 2019
- Baraboo News RepublicWollersheim celebrates Prairie Fumé June 30June 21, 2019
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LONDON (AP) — A British restaurant has given some customers an unexpected treat, accidentally serving them a 4,500-pound ($5,760) bottle of red wine.
DETROIT (AP) — A winery that opened last week in an old Stroh's building in Detroit has become the city's first winery in 60 years.
Detroit Vineyards opened its doors Friday in the former...
CARAVACA DE LA CRUZ, Spain (AP) — The chosen few get out of bed at dawn on May 2 to start preparations for what is the most important date in the calendar in the town of Caravaca de la Cruz, in...
Virginia winery plans major expansion
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia winery plans to double its yearly production thanks in part to a state grant.
Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday that New Kent Winery plans to buy an extra...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri agency is warning merchants and consumers that bottles from a central Missouri winery pose a risk of exploding.
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Nestled away in rural Clayton County is a small weekend paradise.
Double doors open to what looks like a town square that would be found in a European countryside,...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Golfers in Oklahoma will again be allowed to take beer or wine onto the course.
Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill Wednesday that closes a loophole in a...
Winery owner turns to hemp to save his vineyard
LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — When William Hartmann opened Royal Oaks Vineyard & Winery in North Cornwall Township, Lebanon County, it was like a dream come true.
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- Globe NewswireUproar PR Selected as Agency of Record for ABC Fine Wine & Spirits and Sister Brand TheHumidor.comJuly 10, 2019
- Globe NewswireUNCORK SOME NOSTALGIA AT THE BIG SUMMER CONCERT SERIESJune 27, 2019
- Business WireImagery Estate Winery Introduces New Augmented Reality Mobile App, Connecting Consumers With Art, Wine and CreativityJune 20, 2019
- Business WireBottleRock Presents Announces Two Weekends of Unique Music for the 2019 Sonoma Harvest Music Festival at B.R. Cohn WineryJune 10, 2019
Rookie Herta wins IndyCar Classic at 18 years old
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Everything went Colton Herta's way on Sunday, from the victory on the race track to the sparkling wine on the podium instead of apple cider.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Administrators, staff and residents of Montana retirement communities asked the Legislature Thursday to allow their facilities to be licensed to serve alcohol to residents and...
Proposed Peoria winery drawing opposition from residents
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A zoning board has rejected plans by a central Illinois winery to expand.
The Peoria Planning and Zoning Commission voted against proposed land-use changes that would...
SEATTLE (AP) — A popular winery near Seattle has agreed to improve accessibility and make other changes to settle a federal Americans with Disabilities Act complaint.
Legendary Napa Valley vintner John Shafer dies at 94
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Legendary Northern California vintner John Shafer, who was part of a generation that helped elevate sleepy Napa Valley into the international wine powerhouse it is today, has...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's bourbon industry has a bracing message for its home state lawmakers as they consider whether to relax restrictions on wine sales: What's good for California...
More than 50 companies showcased at Illinois Products Expo
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — More than 50 food producers, wineries and agricultural groups will showcase their Illinois-made products at the Illinois Products Expo this weekend.
Small Indiana wineries lobby for expanded distribution
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Small wineries in Indiana are lobbying for the chance to sell their products direct to retailers and restaurants after the number of wine wholesalers in the state plummeted...
Bobby Flay, Martha Stewart among big name chefs in Miami
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, Martha Stewart and Guy Fieri are among the chefs fanning out across South Florida.
New owners plan to move historic riverboat to Ohio winery
CINCINNATI (AP) — The new owners of Cincinnati's historic Showboat Majestic plan to continue using the double-decker riverboat as an entertainment venue on the Ohio River.
Senate passes bill to allow wine shipments into the state
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill that would allow direct out-of-state shipments of wine to Kentucky consumers has won overwhelming approval in the state Senate.
Senators voted 29-5 on Friday to pass the bill, which now goes to the state House.
Republican Sen. Max Wise, the bill's lead sponsor, says Kentucky is among five states that don't allow direct wine shipments to consumers in their states.
French wine exporters in a ‘total fog’ ahead of Brexit
PARIS (AP) — French wine and spirits exporters say they are in a "total fog" over Brexit.
With less than two months before Britain's scheduled departure from the European Union, the head of the French federation of exporters of wines and spirits warned Wednesday of the damage that an exit without an agreement would cause.
House OK allowing wine, mixed drink sales from golf carts
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana residents would be able to sell wine and mixed drinks like margaritas from golf carts on the state's golf courses under a bill that's cleared the Indiana House.
The chamber approved the legislation Thursday on a 92-4 vote, sending the measure to the Senate for consideration.
Shutdown casts pall on effort to help Oregon winegrowers
TURNER, Ore. (AP) — Winegrowers in southern Oregon faced financial ruin after a California winemaker claimed wildfire smoke tainted their grapes and refused to buy them. Now, the rejected fruit that was turned into wine by local vintners is facing another setback.
Woman drinking wine from Pringles can banned from Walmart
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — Police in northern Texas say a woman has been banned from a local Walmart after she spent several hours driving an electric shopping cart around the store's parking lot while drinking wine from a Pringles can.
Wine week celebrating 2 ‘Wine Dynasties’ this year
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Wine Week is celebrating two "Wine Dynasties" this year.
The husband-and-wife team of Gina Gallo and Jean-Charles Boisset are featuring a guided wine tasting at a seminar-style event on Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Puritan Conference Center in Manchester.
Breweries, wineries suffer due to government shutdown
PERU, Ind. (AP) — Breweries, wineries and distilleries in Indiana and Michigan are experiencing delays — and taking a financial hit — because some permits are not being issued due to the partial federal government shutdown.
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau issues permits that allow businesses to open, craft a new beer or wine, or create labeling for a product. That agency is currently closed.
Wesson to vote on sales of wine and beer
WESSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi town of nearly 1,900 will vote Jan. 15 on whether to allow beer and wine sales.
Wesson has lost $2,000 to $3,000 a month in tax revenues since Brookhaven legalized beer and liquor sales in June 2013, officials told The Daily Leader of Brookhaven.
Monticello wine region expanding into Fluvanna
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Joined by soil and climate, a portion of Fluvanna County has been added to the official Monticello grape-growing region and has pulled in two county vineyards and wineries along with it.
The Monticello American Viticultural Area is expanding its 1,320 square miles with 166 square miles of Fluvanna County. That includes the Cunningham Creek Winery at Middle Fork Farm, near Palmyra, and Thistle Gate Vineyard, near Scottsville.
Purple Toad Winery in Paducah known for sweet wines
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Purple Toad Winery in Paducah, Kentucky, has gained a great following among Tri-State sweet wine lovers.
Tasters enjoy the winery's clever flavors such as Black and Bruised (blackberry and Concord grape); Strawberry Lemonade and Chocolate Harbor (a strong port-style wine fermented with cocoa).
Virginia’s Middle Peninsula to get new winery
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Middle Peninsula is set to get its second winery.
Gov. Ralph Northam's office announced Wednesday that Zoll Vineyards plans to open a new farm-to-table winery in Gloucester County.
Northam's office said the vineyard will make a wines, meads and ciders using Virginia-grown groups and honey.