Supreme Court Comes Down in Favor of Interstate Commerce Over State Regulation

July 1, 2019

Wine pundits are cheering a U.S. Supreme Court opinion handed down last week, with some going so far as to predict the death of the three-tier system because of it. While the case had nothing to do with distribution, many believe the Court has paved the way for other challenges where interstate commerce is at issue, including prohibitions on direct shipping. Photo: Sang Hyun Cho

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Bulk Wine Sales to Estate Distilleries Approved by Nevada Lawmakers

May 31, 2019

A new Nevada law will permit estate distilleries to purchase bulk alcohol products from the state’s wineries or craft brewers, for the purpose of distilling or blending. Winemakers are weighing whether the new law creates a good business opportunity.

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Engine 8 Opening Delayed Again. This Time, it’s Discrepancies in the Law

March 13, 2019

With a week to go before opening day, the Engine 8 Urban Winery got a surprise inspection by the Nevada Department of Taxation, which ordered the winery to return a shipment of wine delivered 24 hours earlier, and to relinquish their on-premise license to the City of Sparks.

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Industry Associations Show Up at Unified Symposium

February 6, 2019

More than a half-dozen industry support organizations were present at the 25th Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in Sacramento, billed as the nation’s largest wine industry trade show. The groups vary in structure and focus.

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Nevada Growers Get Serious, Look to Washington State for Organization Model

January 10, 2019

Nevada’s nascent association of grape growers sought inspiration this week at a presentation in Reno from the Washington Winegrowers. Ensuing discussion among the attendees suggests that a top priority for Nevada growers might be creating a financing structure, and developing an advocacy group.

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Update: Engine 8 Winery Expects to Open Ahead of Valentine’s Day

January 4, 2019

There’s nothing like a construction project to slow down a business plan. That’s the case in Victorian Square, where the City of Sparks cleared the way last summer for its first urban winery. After a series of delays, Mike and Wendi Rawson are now optimistic that they’ll open their Engine 8 Winery in late January.

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Sparks Clears the Path for Urban Wineries; First Tasting Room Slated for October Opening

July 23, 2018

Sparks, Nevada will be home to Engine 8 Urban Winery, where owners Mike and Wendi Rawson will pour a dozen varietals and offer a view of the wine production through a glass wall in the tasting room. Click headline for full story

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New Distributor Plans Assistance to Small Wineries

May 10, 2018

Chuck Harder says he isn’t sure yet where he wants to take Reno Wine Distributors. But the mission of the new business is helping small vintners get distribution in northern Nevada’s local restaurants and retailers. Click headline for full story.

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On the Road with Nevada Vines & Wines: Outreach to Nye County Wine Producers May Prove Fruitful

May 10, 2018

On a mission to build a statewide trade association, Nevada Vines & Wines president Teri Bath traveled south and led meetings this week with Nye County vintners. Click headline for full story.

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Nevada Vines & Wines Energized in 2018; Seeks Alliance with Beer and Spirits

February 1, 2018

Nevada’s wine and viticulture advocacy group will redefine itself in 2018, following a weekend retreat where new board members were initiated. Click headline for full story

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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