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Lifting spirits: Bill would allow winemakers to distill leftover grapes

Many wineries beyond Arizona are allowed to distill wine byproducts, known as fruit pomace, into spirits such as brandy, cognac, cider and grappa, an Italian brandy. Now an state lawmaker is trying to let wineries here to get producer’s licenses that allow them to follow suit.... Read more»

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Buckmaster: The government shutdown's impact on investors

An interview with state Rep. Ethan Orr (District 9 - R). Then, financial planner Shelly Fishman had the Tuesday Money Maker Report. Next, Arizona winemakers are celebrating a strong harvest — we talked with Kent Callaghan of Callaghan Vineyards in Sonoita. Plus, our monthly “Your Meds” segment with Dr. Ray Woosley, former UA College of Medicine Dean and creator of CredibleMeds.org.... Read more»

Az wineries toast bill to allow mailing beer & wine

A bill in Congress would reverse a 1909 law banning the U.S. Postal Service from delivering wine and beer. Arizona has more than 60 wineries and some owners are anxiously awaiting the decision that could benefit the state’s growing wine industry.... Read more»

The next Napa? Verde Valley ferments plan to become wine mecca

The Verde Valley has for long been a tourist destination, luring visitors to Sedona, parks featuring ancient American Indian dwellings, the ghost town of Jerome and other attractions. But only recently has wine become a draw in its own right.... Read more»

Az wineries worry law will cork online sales

Representatives of the growing number of small wineries in Arizona fear that a bill pending in Congress could lead to them losing the ability to sell directly to customers beyond – and perhaps even within – the state. “It’s very important for us to ship our wine across state lines.”... Read more»3

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