Vines & Wines Competition Judging Complete, Vinny Awards Planned for Spring of 2022

December 21, 2021

The annual Nevada Vines & Wines competition drew 101 entries from across the state. After a pandemic-related pause, the group plans to relaunch the Vinny Awards. Winners of the 2021 competition will be recognized next spring. More photos are posted with the story.

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Nevada’s Greg Ross Wins Five U.S. National Amateur Awards for Walker River Estate Wines

November 25, 2021

Greg Ross received a congratulatory call last weekend from the chief Judge of the U.S. National Amateur Wine Competition, where his wines captured five awards. Congratulations are also pouring in from the local wine community. Photo: Greg and Susan Ross in 2018.

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Nevada Vines & Wines Touts Four Courses with Wine for $40, New Venue for Annual Christmas Party

November 19, 2021

As inflation spikes the cost of a restaurant meal, Nevada Vines & Wines boasted a catered $40 feast at its November meeting. The group tasted reds and whites by local winemakers, guided by Greg Ross of the Walker River Estate Vineyard.

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NGGW and University of Nevada Forge a Partnership: Research, Guidance for Growers and a Wine Label for UNR

November 11, 2021

A collaboration between UNR and the Nevada Grape Growers and Winemakers will produce useful information for the winegrowing community. The plan also envisions a Riesling that bears the University’s private label.

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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, and wine, of course. Labels featured names like Brigitte Bordeaux, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Opus One, and Quarantine Cuvee’. Photo @GrapeBasinNews, 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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