An update on the 2017 lawsuit filed against the state of Minnesota by two of its licensed wineries. The lower court ruling was appealed in the Eighth Circuit, and the decision could have implications for other states, including Nevada, which has an in-state fruit quota for commercial wineries.
With a week to go before opening day, the Engine 8 Urban Winery got a surprise inspection by the Nevada Department of Taxation, which ordered the winery to return a shipment of wine delivered 24 hours earlier, and to relinquish their on-premise license to the City of Sparks.
More than a half-dozen industry support organizations were present at the 25th Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in Sacramento, billed as the nation’s largest wine industry trade show. The groups vary in structure and focus.