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 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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Federal Court Strikes Down In-State Grape Quota: Decision Could Have Nationwide Implications

September 3, 2020

In the first Federal ruling of its kind, U.S. District Court of Minnesota has struck down a 51 percent in-state fruit quota for Minnesota wineries, declaring the requirement an unconstitutional violation of interstate commerce. Minnesota’s winemakers are celebrating, but the finding has implications for winemakers across the nation.

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2020 Nevada Wine Competition Proceeds: Plenty of Great Wine, No Vinny Awards

July 24, 2020

Covid 19 restrictions meant a smaller team of wine judges worked for two days instead of one. The result was a more relaxed pace, with greater focus, and the opportunity for good discussions about the wines. The Vinny Awards show that had been scheduled for August had to be scrapped.

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Forget Stuffed Mushrooms. The Trendy Pairing is Riesling with Girl Scout Cookies

March 6, 2020

Nevada Sunset Winery hosted is third annual Girl Scout cookie pairing on Thursday, drawing 52 attendees to taste four pairings. Proprietors Allyn Delisle and Mike Steedman share the proceeds. Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada get 50 percent of the door and 20 percent of the evening’s wine sales .

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Grape Grower Group Gears Up, Solicits Members, Previews Activities at First Meeting

January 9, 2020

After more than a year of discussion and a false start in early 2019, Nevada has an organization devoted exclusively to viticulture and the craft of winemaking. Nevada Grape Growers and Winemakers took flight with 34 viticulturists, and amateur and professional winemakers in attendance. The group will meet monthly, hosted by vineyard owners.

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Basin and Range Partner Prepares to Sell His Stake in the Winery; Asking Price Not Yet Established

December 23, 2019

After enduring a health scare this fall, Joe Bernardo and his doctor have agreed, it’s time to walk away from some of life’s most demanding activities. Partnership in Basin and Range Cellars tops the list. Photo by Grape Basin News: Joe Bernardo in the tasting room on December 22, 2019

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Grape Basin News Wants Your 2019 Harvest Results – Help Establish a Record of Nevada’s Grape Crop

December 19, 2019

Grape Basin News is inviting all Nevada grape producers to contribute harvest results for 2019, as we begin to record the state’s annual grape crop. The reports will establish a baseline to track future expansion of both industrial and hobbyist viticulture in Nevada.

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Nevada Sunset Unveils (And Uncorks) New Sparkling Wine with Plenty of Time to Toast 2020

December 13, 2019

Behind the bar at the Nevada Sunset Winery  tasting room this week Alynn Delisle was touting their newest product. The sparkling wine is dubbed “Reno Sparkles.”  Nevada Sunset collaborated with Crystal Basin Cellars to unveil the bubbly during the holiday season.

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Artesian Cellars Begins Work on Pahrump Tasting Room; Year-End Opening Hopeful

September 15, 2019

Work will begin on Monday to transform a house in Pahrump into the tasting room for Artesian Cellars wine. Tm Burke and partner Pam Tyler hope to open at the end of the year with a steampunk-themed décor.

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Join the Vino 100 Wine Club

December 22, 2018

As a Vino 100 Wine Club member, you get a global selection of wines that may not be available, or may only be present in limited quantity in our store. They are exclusive to you as a Vino 100 Wine Club member. Each bottle will reflect our commitment to bringing you the finest wines from our search. No membership fee just $35 each month. You get: * Two bottles of the amazing, hand selected wines * Complimentary glass of wine during Wine Club pick up * 10% Coupon Towards any bottle of wine. * Tech sheet to learn about featured wines * A recipe to pair with each wine * Selected events for Wine Club members only *  Your choice of 1 White/1 Red, 2 Reds, or 2 Whites * HUGE VALUE!!! Typically the Value exceeds $50! Questions? Call 775.851.8466