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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State of the Industry 2017: If Nevada’s Wine Glass is Half-Full, What Would Fill It?

September 20, 2017

As 2017 harvest draws to a close, GBN asked some of the state’s wine insiders, “If Nevada’s wine glass is half full, what would fill it?” It depends who you ask. Nobody disputes the need for more home grown grapes, but several major disagreements are sure to linger without easy resolution. What’s left to kick the Nevada wine industry into high gear? Click headline for full story

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Nevada Sunset Celebrates Hard-Won Status as Washoe County’s First Urban Winery

September 18, 2017

A Reno establishment designed to house three wineries on the city’s 4th Street corridor celebrated a hard-won grand opening on September 15, making its mark as Washoe County’s first urban winery. Click headline for full story.

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Wineries Challenge Minnesota Grape Quota in Federal Court

September 5, 2017

Two Minnesota wineries are suing their state’s public safety department in Federal Court over a law requiring them to source 51 percent of their grapes from inside the state. A ruling in favor of the plaintiffs could set the stage for challenges to home-grown fruit quotas in others states, their attorney told Grape Basin News. Click headline for full story.

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Alternating Proprietorship is Legal; Craft Brew Production Limit Raised

May 17, 2017

UPDATED JUNE 9, 2017: Governor Brian Sandoval has signed Senate Bill 431, raising production limits on Nevada’s craft brewers, and allowing wineries to operate as alternating proprietors, a business arrangement where up to four wineries can exist in a single location.

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Planned Reno Winery in Legal Limbo; Change in Nevada Law Needed

May 12, 2017

A venture that planned to be city’s first urban winery sits in a state of legal limbo, months behind its construction schedule, and unable to get state approval to open for business. Now there may be a shot at changing the Nevada law that’s keeping it dark. Click headline for the full story.

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Craft Brew Barrelage Headed for Increase; Business Practices Mandate Roils Big Beer

May 8, 2017

It seems fairly certain Nevada craft brewers will get the green light to legally produce more beer. Big beer brands Anheuser Busch InBev and Miller Coors have put aside earlier objections to raising the production cap. But they’ve refocused their opposition on a legislative proposal aimed at preventing them from hindering craft beer sales with perverse incentives to distributors. Click headline for full story.

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Vino 100 Bottle Painting Party Was Packed

October 22, 2018

November’s bottle painting party at Vino 100 drew the largest number of attendees yet, said Ann Valdes, who specializes in “traveling art parties,” and has been hosted throughout 2018 by the south Reno wine shop. On-site painting parties will resume at Vino 100 after the new year. Meanwhile, here are a few photos. (Note that wine and cocktails are part of the fun, served with a smile by Vino 100 proprietor Karen.) Click headline to see bottle painting photos…