Growers Weigh Forming a Nevada Association

November 7, 2018

A group of 15 vineyard owners with 1,000 or more vines has gathered twice recently under the rubric Big Growers. At future meetings, the growers will explore the potential value in forming a statewide association.

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Beer from ‘the Middle of Everywhere’: Tonopah and Virginia City Breweries Take Off with Statewide Distribution Deal

November 7, 2018

Tonopah Brewing Company and its northern sibling, The Virginia City Brewery recently signed with mega-distributor Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. The two locations produce two distinct brands.

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Raley’s Puts Focus on Wine Education and Regional Experiments

November 7, 2018

On the heels of an event featuring Nevada Sunset at a Reno Raley’s supermarket, we learn the grocer has enjoyed a beverage sales spike due in part to wine education for staff and customers. Raley’s Stores employ wine stewards, who guide customers “to experiment with different brands and regions they may have not tried before.”

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Newly Launched Reno Wine Distributor Turns in Energetic Performance

September 2, 2018

Just months after launching a distributorship intended to boost Nevada’s fledgling wine producers, Chuck Harter’s Reno Wine Distributors scored new retail exposure for Nevada Sunset and at least one California mountain winery. Click headline for full story.

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News Tips Welcome at Grape Basin News

January 5, 2017

Grape Basin News has just launched. Look for comprehensive coverage of Nevada’s wine industry. You can send news tips from the contact page.

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Check out the Grapevine

December 18, 2016

Grape Basin News has a gossip page, of sorts. It’s the good kind — no unconfirmed rumors, just newsy items encountered around town. It’s vetted and verified, and so far,…

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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…