One Year In: Artesian Cellars Thrives in a Chaotic Time, and a Major Strip Property May Want Their Wine

September 23, 2021

In only a year, Artesian Cellars Winery has become a hot spot in Pahrump. But not without a series of abrupt twists and turns, leading staffers to joke that the winery’s name should be Adaptation Cellars. The winery enters its second year with a robust promotional calendar, 21 employees and compliments from a Las Vegas Strip sommelier.

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Halloween in August: Grape Expectations Annual Bacchus Awards Draws 400

August 11, 2021

Grape Expectations School of Winemaking chose a Halloween theme for its 2021 Bacchus Awards, held at the Orleans in Las Vegas. Costumes, dancing, wine, and labels with names like Brigitte Bordeaux, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Opus One, and Quarantine Cuvee’. Photo @GrapeBasinNews: Wine Hogs T-Shirt modeled at the Bacchus Awards on August 7, 2021

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Big Night at Artesian Cellars: HBO Documentary Screening is a Hit With Locals in Pahrump

August 3, 2021

You know you’re headed for success when you can pack the place on a Monday night! Pahrump’s newest winery rolled out the red carpet for a screening of the HBO documentary “Small Town News,” featuring the town’s own TV station KPVM. Photo: @GrapeBasinNews, the Exterior of Artesian Cellars Winery in Pahrump on August 2, 2021

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Teri Bath, “Hostess with Mostest” Moves On; Nevada Vines & Wines Seeks Event Coordinator

July 9, 2021

After eight years of managing monthly tasting events, holiday gatherings, and vineyard tour parties Teri Bath wants to hand off the responsibility. Nevada Vines & Wines needs an event coordinator who knows how to plan a party, and relishes the role of host or hostess. Photo @GrapeBasinNews: Celebration at the Tamarack Junction, following the 2019 Vineyard Tour

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Nevada’s Home Winemakers Learn from Sommelier Comments; Somms “Pleasantly Surprised”

June 29, 2021

Nevada Grape Growers and Winemakers arranged for winemakers to chat one-on-one with sommeliers for a professional evaluation of their wines. The event drew 20 entries from the region’s serious home winemakers. Photo @GrapeBasinNews: Wine educator Dani G. Morris sips a Nevada-made red.

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Nevada Winery Law Revised: More Locations and Expanded Alcohol Menu Allowed

May 27, 2021

A bill boosting Nevada’s wineries passed nearly unanimously on May 21 in the state legislature. Portions of Assembly Bill 375, presumed dead after it failed in its policy committee, found new life inserted into a separate bill that regulates relationships between distributors and alcohol producers. Photo: @GrapeBasinNews

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Sunday Tour of the Dyette Family Vineyard: First in a Summer Series from NGGW

May 27, 2021

About 20 members of Nevada Grape Growers and Winemakers attended the first in a 2021 series of private Vineyard tours. Some attendees told Grape Basin News it was their first social event after the pandemic year. Photo: @GrapeBasinNews – Adrian Dyette points to vines he transplanted while NGGW members look on on Sunday, May 23, 2021.

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Legislative Committee Hears Bill to Expand Nevada’s Commercial Winery Business

April 6, 2021

Assembly Bill 375 would grant some of Nevada wineries’ fondest wishes, doubling the current case limit, allowing other beverages to be served in tasting rooms, and paving the way for custom crush facilities. Photo: Artesian Cellars winemaker and co-owner Tim Burke made a Zoom presentation to state lawmakers on March 29.

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Nevada Winemaker to Teach 4-Week Series: “A Sensory Evaluation of Wine”

March 28, 2021

Greg Ross, the award-winning proprietor of Walker River Vineyards, will teach a series of classes for the Nevada Grape Growers and Winemakers. The format is a group tasting, with plenty of time for questions and discussion, he says. Photo: Greg Ross (center) with medalists at the 2019 Nevada Vinny Awards.

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Nevada Wine One Year After the Shutdown: New Classes, Gold Medals, and a Sad Good-bye

March 9, 2021

Like everyone else, Nevada’s winemakers hope we’ll soon say good-bye to the pandemic. Grape Basin News is back after a dormant year, with news of upcoming events, competition winners, and a tribute to the late long-time Nevada Vines & Wines treasurer Lynne Keller.

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