Basin and Range Makes 2016 Wines from Frozen Grapes

August 8, 2017

Joe Bernardo and a three-man crew attended to a ten ton harvest from 2016, removed from months of frozen storage after legal issues delayed the opening of Reno’s new 4th Street winery a for the better part of a year. The wines will bear the Basin and Range label, and will be offered next year in the tasting room. Basin and Range will boast a 100 percent Nevada vintage, grown in Douglas County. Headline links to full story.

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“Wineries of the Sierra Foothills” Reveals Risk Tolerance and Grit as Key Ingredients

July 30, 2017

Longtime wine writer Barbara Keck’s guide to the wineries of the Sierra Foothills shines a light on the business stories behind these winemaking ventures. Keck’s book drives home that risk and hard work are key elements in the vintner’s craft, which is often portrayed as strictly a labor of love.

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Nevada’s Expanding Roster of Award-Winning Winemakers

July 19, 2017

The region’s roster of recognized winemakers expanded at the 2017 Nevada Vines & Wines Homemade Wine Competition. The 2017 competition drew 49 entries from northern Nevada and Sacramento, said Becky Bamberger, wife of contest organizer Steve Bamberger. The Nevada Vines & Wines awards ceremony took place at Fine Vines in northwest Reno. 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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Wine School Team to Launch Urban Winery in Henderson

May 4, 2017

For a decade, Grape Expectations Nevada School of Winemaking has been teaching the art and science of making wine. This fall, the Henderson school’s management will launch a separate commercial venture with a tasting room. Click headline for full story.

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April 28 is Small Business Day at Nevada Legislature

April 19, 2017

Operators of small businesses can meet their counterparts and speak directly with state lawmakers at a Small Business Day gathering in Carson City on Friday, April 28. The Nevada chapter of National Federation of Independent Business will also offer an overview of key bills affecting business. Click headline for full story

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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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Twin Mustang Scores Double Gold at Lodi Competition

April 3, 2017

Jason Schultz took his Twin Mustang 2014 Edelweiss to Lodi – and captured a double gold medal at the Bottle Shock Open Home Wine Competition. Twin Mustang was the only Nevada contestant. Click headline for full story.

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