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Thinking Outside the Bottle: Are Kegs the Future for Wine?
Forbes
After Free Flow Wine's business model stopped working, it reinvented itself. When it ran up against a Prohibition-era regulation, it convinced Florida to rewrite the law. Could their new way of thinking bring big changes for an industry that values tradition above innovation?
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Arizona Companies Reduce Packaging Waste Without Jeopardizing Products
KJZZ
From a company's West Phoenix warehouse to Oak Creek Vineyards and Winery in Cornville, Arizona companies are finding ways to cut down on packaging waste and boost sustainability efforts.
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AZ Wine Lifestyle Magazine Will Return to Print This Fall
Phoenix New Times
AZ Wine Lifestyle magazine, formerly known as Arizona Vines and Wines, will return to print this winter under new ownership. The quarterly magazine, which has been in publication since 2008, ceased issuing a print edition in winter 2013.
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Raising a Glass to the Booming Alcohol Industry
The Washington Post
Legal firms built on litigation involving the adult beverage industry are becoming a hot area of the law as wineries and craft brewers continue to proliferate in the U.S.

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Wineries That Don't Make Wine Could Lose License
Arizona Daily Star
Arizona wineries that do not produce wine or grow grapes will no longer be allowed to operate under a state farm winery license, according to legislation passed this year.

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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Signs SB 1397
AWGA
AWGA members and supporters implemented a comprehensive legislative strategy this session, which culminated in the nearly unanimous passage of Senate Bill 1397.

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The Physics of Frost in the Vineyard
Wine Industry Network
Growers know what frost is, but few may understand the physics behind how it develops. Such an understanding is useful when figuring out how to protect your vines from frost damage.
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In Business Communication, Don't Forget to 'Look Up'
Jessica Taylor
From selfies to shopping, social media is an evolving universe. And it affects us not only as individuals, but also as a society. According to Gary Turk's new short film, "Look Up," we're living in "a generation of idiots — smartphones and dumb people." The film is a major wake-up call for individuals, and it affects your business as well.
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Nonprofit Formed to Push Wine-in-Grocery Sales
Nashville Business Journal
Red White and Food — the coalition launched by the Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association to push expanded wine sales — is becoming an independent nonprofit to continue its push in local communities.
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Hard Cider Legislative Update
Hinman & Carmichael LLP
Hot on the heels of the craft beer revolution, hard cider is experiencing its own renaissance. Small labels are proliferating and widely available at retail locations, and cider bars are opening in major cities across the country.
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Government Affairs: 'Waters of the U.S.'
Landscape Management
The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers set off a firestorm of protest, especially with farmers, when on April 21 they jointly issued a proposed regulation under the Clean Water Act. At stake, according to some, is your ability to use your land without significant interference from EPA and the Corps.
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The Rise of 'Vegetarian' Wine
The Telegraph
Vegans, as well as those with allergies, will welcome a new generation of wines made without the use of egg whites.
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Beloved Typeface Helvetica Now Available in the Form of 'Sans-Serif Wine'
Design Taxi
Whether you love it or hate it, it would be hard to deny that Helvetica is probably one of the most well-known and widely used typefaces in the world today. To pay tribute to this "queen of the typefaces," Madrid-based creative studio Wild Wild Web has created the Helvetica Wine in partnership with Vinorama.es.
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