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New Distributor Plans Assistance to Small Wineries (5/10/2018) - 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. More
Wine Academy Kicks Off Strong Second Year (4/2/2018) - Northern Nevada's wine academy started its second year with 25 students. Co-Founder Joe Bernardo has tweaked the curriculum, and added a new vineyard where students will get hands-on experience tending grapes. Click headline for full More
Nevada Dept of Ag Offers $250K Specialty Crop Grant; Viticulture Qualifies (2/21/2018) - 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
Bottling Day Arrives for Basin and Range (2/18/2018) - 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 More
Nevada Vines & Wines Energized in 2018; Seeks Alliance with Beer and Spirits (2/1/2018) - 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
Vegas Valley Winery Up and Running in Henderson (1/9/2018) - 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.
Not interested in the business, Pellegrini has passion and a great harvest party (12/10/2017) - At Yerington’s Pellegrini vineyard, a retired science teacher grows grapes for the pleasure of working with plants, and makes wine for the love of chemistry. Click headline for full story.
Reno Wine Lovers Wince at Sight of Neglected Vineyard (9/26/2017) - More than one member of Washoe County’s wine community has spotted the dying vines at the foot of Windy Hill. They’re noticeably brown and withered, even from a passing car. On closer inspection, there are More
State of the Industry 2017: If Nevada’s Wine Glass is Half-Full, What Would Fill It? (9/20/2017) - 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 More
Nevada Sunset Celebrates Hard-Won Status as Washoe County’s First Urban Winery (9/18/2017) - 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 More
Mill Street Still & Brew a Triumph of Craftsmanship (8/25/2017) - If nerdliness is next to Godliness for brewers and distillers, Reno may be the site of their most awe-inspiring temple. Mill Street Still & Brew features custom metal work on the building's exterior, and in More
Basin and Range Makes 2016 Wines from Frozen Grapes (8/8/2017) - 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 More
“Wineries of the Sierra Foothills” Reveals Risk Tolerance and Grit as Key Ingredients (7/30/2017) - 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 More
Alternating Proprietorship is Legal; Craft Brew Production Limit Raised (5/17/2017) - 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 More
Planned Reno Winery in Legal Limbo; Change in Nevada Law Needed (5/12/2017) - 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 More
Craft Brew Barrelage Headed for Increase; Business Practices Mandate Roils Big Beer (5/8/2017) - 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 More
Nevada Alcohol Tax Hike Passes Senate Committee (4/5/2017) - 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 More
Pahrump Valley’s Bill Loken on Winery Success and Nevada Grown Grapes (3/31/2017) - Pahrump Valley Winery will soon start a 7,000 square foot expansion. Under Bill Loken’s management, with wife Gretchen in the winemaking role, the winery seems poised for long-term growth. Now Loken has undertaken a campaign More
Bills Stalled: Nevada Alcohol Manufacturers Find Raising Production Caps is a Heavy Lift (3/30/2017) - 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 More
State Law Roundup: Sampling Legislation from Across the Nation (3/8/2017) - State house squabbles continue over proposed alcohol laws. Connecticut is getting sued for alleged price-fixing, and minors could be allowed to order beer and wine in Illinois. Click headline for the full story.