Southern Nevada Winemakers Capture St. Patrick’s Day Float Award

March 21, 2018

The parade float from Grape Expectations School of Winemaking has a winning history, and it racked up another win at the 2018 Henderson St. Patrick’s Day parade. The school’s staff and students have been showing up for 8 years. Click headline for full story.

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You Must Be 21 Years Old to Buy This (Nevada Made) Ice Cream

March 18, 2018

A funny thing happened on the way to the wine shelves in Scolari’s. Wine ice cream was too distracting to pass up. Two pints of Peach Chardonnay and a Pint of Chocolate Merlot went into the basket for what would hopefully be a novel contribution at a dinner party. Click headline for full story.

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Nevada Dept of Ag Offers $250K Specialty Crop Grant; Viticulture Qualifies

February 21, 2018

The Nevada Department of Agriculture says it will award projects that enhance the “competitiveness of Nevada’s specialty crops.” The favored projects are community-oriented rather than private. Click headline for full story

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Bottling Day Arrives for Basin and Range

February 18, 2018

Basin and Range partners Joe Bernardo and Wade Johnston expected to bottle 950 cases of Brianna and Frontenac Rose on Saturday.
“It’s been two years in the making,” Bernardo told GBN. Click headline for full story.

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Accidental Success: Twin Mustang Breaks Out Marquette Never Intended for Harvest

February 12, 2018

Twin Mustang Vineyards captured a silver medal at the Cellar Masters of Los Angeles competition, with a 2016 Marquette the winemakers never intended to make. 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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Nevada Sunset to Launch Wine Club, Host Local Winemakers Series

February 1, 2018

Nevada Sunset has spent its short existence in the spotlight, and it hasn’t always been comfortable. But Washoe County’s first urban winery is hitting its stride in 2018 with unique special events and a new wine club. A monthly tasting series featuring local home winemakers is planned, starting February 9 at the Nevada Sunset tasting room. The inaugural tasting will feature Twin Mustang’s estate grown 2017 Frontenac Gris, 2017 Edelweiss, 2016 Marquette, and 2016 Frontenac. Each of the Twin Mustang wines has captured gold, double gold, or silver medals in competition. Story continues below. Twin Mustang proprietor Jason Schultz is enthusiastic about kicking off the series. “Anything that draws attention to the home and commercial winemaking community should be seen as positive,” he told GBN. “We need all the help we can get.” The tastings will create public profile for local wines that can’t legally be sold, and stimulate discussion of state law that many in Nevada’s wine community view as overly restrictive. It was Statutory changes pushed through in the final days of the 2017 legislative session that made it possible for the 4th Street winery to clear legal hurdles allowing it to open last fall. Nevada Sunset shares…

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Sample Local Brews and Spirits at the Nevada Small Farm Conference

January 10, 2018

The Nevada Small Farm Conference will feature a Farm to Flask workshop at the 2018 conference. Speakers from Bentley Heritage in Minden and Seven Troughs Distilling in Sparks will discuss harvesting and malting. Ron Godin from the University of Colorado will share a decade of experience working with hops growers.

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Vegas Valley Winery Up and Running in Henderson

January 9, 2018

Clark County’s first urban winery is pouring. Business has been brisk for an establishment that’s still in “soft opening” mode and selling only by the glass. Click headline for full story.

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Sample Local Brews and Spirits at the Nevada Small Farm Conference

December 10, 2017

The Nevada Small Farm Conference will feature a Farm to Flask workshop… December 2017 marks 84 years since the end of Prohibition… Surviving California wineries need visitors after fires… Ferrari-Carano Mourns Patriarch. Click headline for more.

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Vino 100 Bottle Painting Party Was Packed; Painting and Wine to Resume in 2019

November 15, 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.” Vino 100 has hosted regular painting parties throughout 2018. They’ll resume after the new year. . Click headline to see bottle painting photos…