Nevada Alcohol Tax Hike Passes Senate Committee

April 5, 2017

Updated 8:00 p.m. — A bill that would fund government-assisted heroin injection clinics passed its first hurdle today in the Nevada legislature. Senate Bill 181 would also boost drug courts and prison substance abuse treatment programs. A package of sin taxes would support the programs, including excise tax hikes of 50 percent on liquor, beer, and wine. Click headline for full story.

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Bills Stalled: Nevada Alcohol Manufacturers Find Raising Production Caps is a Heavy Lift

March 30, 2017

Nevada craft brewers and distillers are wrangling with the state’s major liquor distributors over legislation that would raise the amount of product they can legally make each year, while wineries have been excluded from the conversation. Click headline for the full story.

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Nevada Craft Brewers Face Off With Big Liquor on Production Cap Issue

March 2, 2017

A half-dozen craft brewers urged a state legislative committee this week to triple their annual barrel production limit. The Nevada Wine Coalition testified in support of the brewers, meeting with opposition when its executive director said the group will seek an amendment extending to wineries. Click headline to read the full story.

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Alcohol Bills Circulating in Carson City Include Production Cap Increase, Tax Increases

February 27, 2017

Senate Bill 130 — dubbed the brewpub bill — could raise the cap on craft brewery production in Nevada. The Nevada Wine Coalition is seeking amendments that would extend to wineries. Click headline to read more.

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Wine Coalition Outlines 2017 Legislative Initiatives

January 16, 2017

Paving the way for legal wineries in 2015 was a victory for Washoe and Clark County wine producers. Now, they’ll ask the 2017 legislature for five additional changes to encourage wine investment in the region.

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Washoe Wine Pioneers Say Business License Is Only Half the Battle

January 5, 2017

Tasting rooms are legal now in Nevada’s second-largest county, but opening one is a complicated matter. For wine commerce to achieve its regional potential, there’s more lawmaking to be done.

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Enter the Nevada Vines & Wines Competition: Entry Deadline March 18, 2019

December 22, 2018

Nevada Vines & Wines is proud to announce a new category of competition for the state’s growing ranks of commercial winemakers — and a new and improved awards show. Get your wine to us by March 18, and mark your calendar for the 2019 Nevada Vinny Awards on Thursday April 25 at 7 p.m. We encourage all the state’s winemakers to get in the game! Home and commercial winemakers will be judged separately. Home winemakers will not lose the prominence they’ve enjoyed as the heart and soul of the Nevada winmaking community. Home winemakers will receive feedback from the judges to help improve their approach to winemaking. Nevada commercial wines will be judged by wine professionals from the Nevada beverage and hospitality industries. Wine awards put the spotlight the wines and potentially aid in product placement. See complete rules and entry instructions here: