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The Wine Industry

Getting Started in the Wine Industry Before even beginning operations in the production or sale of wine products, a business owner must first decide on what type of wine activity that the new business will engage in.  Doing this will not only determine the specific application procedure needed to be

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Pick a Trail to Wineries Unlimited!

A wonderful way wineries have helped promote the industry is to establish wine trails. As participants head to Richmond, Virginia for the Wineries Unlimited Tradeshow and Conference, it seemed only appropriate to share some information about the paths they may have taken to get there. Though some states haven’t created

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A Reflection of Economic Stimulus of Northeastern Wineries

As attendees head to the Eastern Winery Exposition in Lancaster, Pennsylvania next week, we want to say thank you to all the winery owners in states represented by industry organizations supporting the show! As the show’s website indicates, this is an Eastern-focused wine industry trade show and conference. This new

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Sustainability in Production – An Eye on Craft Beer

Craft beer is experiencing enormous growth in the American marketplace despite the downturn in the economy. Nationwide, there is a movement to support local businesses.  The craft beer industry has benefited from this movement.  Craft beers are considered to be beers that contain more complex flavors, such as stronger doses

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Brand Protection through Trademarking for your Brand

Many producers spend a lot of time creating a marketable image for their products through innovative images, label designs and catch phrases.  As a producer you hope to stand out based on the sensation of taste.  However, to get the consumer to the point of enjoying what you have created,

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The Economic Boost from Wineries in the Midwest!

Thank You Midwest Wineries for the Economic Boost!   As winery owners from the Midwest make their way to the Midwest Grape & Wine + Craft Brew Conference & Trade Show in St. Charles, Missouri this week we want to say “Thank You”, to all Midwest winery owners! As the

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Brewers and Distillers Spent Grain, the Agricultural Twist by the FDA

Many brewers and distillers maximize their profit potential and reduce their biological waste output by selling their spent grains to farmers for livestock animal feed.  This has recently been subject to potential regulation by the federal government.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published its Preventive Control Rule for

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5 Things to Remember About Wine Grape Sales and Purchases

Five things to consider when drafting a Grape Purchase Agreement between a Grape Grower and a Winery Protecting your grape growing business means more than protecting your agricultural harvest.  You may have to work just as hard at finding a proper purchaser of your harvest as you have at growing

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