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Staples college receives grant to train technicians in wine production
Led by viticulturist Dennis Emslie Drummond, a vineyard site at the Central Lakes College Agricultural and Energy Center in Staples is testing a number of grape varieties, including table grapes. Once harvested, grapes will be tested for quality with eventual possible sale at local...
August 25, 2011 - 12:46pm
May 8, 2011
Upcoming workshop explores fruit of the vine
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) encourages current and "budding" grape growers and winemakers to attend an upcoming Minnesota Grape Growers Association (MGGA) workshop. The workshop will be held at the University of Minnesota (U of M) Landscape Arboretum...
May 8, 2011 - 9:14am
March 25, 2011
Lake Country Wines offers in-store wine making
Lake Country Wines is now officially open for business. Located on the northeast corner of Bob's Adium gas station in Brandon, Lake Country Wines offers an extensive selection of concentrated grape wine kits and related equipment for the home winemaker. The owner of Lake Country...
March 25, 2011 - 12:00am
September 10, 2010
Get ready to stomp! Annual Grape Stomp and Fall Festival is next weekend
Fall is in the air - temperatures are dropping, leaves are changing and grapes need stomping. Carlos Creek Winery in Alexandria will host its...
September 10, 2010 - 12:00am
July 18, 2010
Tax delinquency list updated for liquor, wine and beer sales
The Minnesota Department of Revenue has updated its online posting of Minnesota businesses prohibited from purchasing liquor, beer or wine to resell. The department updates the list each month to reflect companies that have failed to pay taxes to the state. The department posts...
July 18, 2010 - 9:24am
July 16, 2010
Carlos Creek Winery gets big grant
Carlos Creek Winery is branching out. On July 12, the winery was awarded a $280,000 Value-Added Producer Grant that will help it grow and reach...
July 16, 2010 - 12:00am
April 14, 2010
City liquor stores have very good year
It was a vintage year for Alexandria's two city-owned liquor stores. Combined, Downtown Liquor and Plaza Liquor turned a net profit of just under $500,000, according to LarsonAllen's 2009 liquor store audit approved by the Alexandria City Council Monday night. That's about $100,000...
April 14, 2010 - 12:05am
February 19, 2010
'Beer and Wine Tasting Gala' is set for tonight at Arrowwood
The United Way's 2010 Beer and Wine Tasting Gala at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center will take place tonight, February 19. The event is set to run from 5 to 7:30 p.m. A fabulous selection of wines from around the world will be available for sampling as well as a variety of...
February 19, 2010 - 12:00am
January 29, 2010
United Way's 'Beer and Wine Tasting Gala' set for February 19
Mark your calendar for a fun way to take a break from the winter doldrums. Friday, February 19, is the date for United Way's 2010 Beer and Wine Tasting Gala at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center. The event is set to run from 5 to 7:30 p.m. A fabulous selection of wines from...
January 29, 2010 - 12:00am
December 4, 2009
American Wine Society honors Carlos Creek Winery
The American Wine Society honored 86 wineries at its 2009 national competition. Among the 86 winners, there was one Minnesota winery awarded for its wines - Carlos Creek Winery. This is Carlos Creek Winery's second consecutive year being recognized by the American Wine Society....
December 4, 2009 - 12:00am
November 20, 2009
Carlos Creek releases two new wines
Carlos Creek Winery is releasing two new wines as part of its Thanksgiving weekend open house, November 27-29. It has a new white zinfandel that the winery says is one of the best white zins it has ever made. It's described as a food-friendly wine with unbelievable color and taste. The...
November 20, 2009 - 12:00am
October 9, 2009
Carlos Creek Winery to host 'Applefest' this Saturday
Carlos Creek Winery will host its second annual "Applefest" this Saturday, October 10. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
October 9, 2009 - 12:00am
September 11, 2009
A stomping good time: Carlos Creek Winery to host annual festival this weekend
Owners of Carlos Creek Winery in Alexandria are excited about this year's Minnesota Food and Wine Festival, which features the annual fun, and...
September 11, 2009 - 12:00am
September 4, 2009
Minnesota Food and Wine Festival set for September 11-13 at Carlos Creek Winery
The 2009 Minnesota Food and Wine Festival is set for September 11-13 at Carlos Creek Winery. This year the festival will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. There will be no parking fee this year and the admission cost for those 12 and older...
September 4, 2009 - 12:00am
Carlos Creek wines win medals at State Fair
Five wines produced by Carlos Creek Winery were awarded medals this week at the first International Cold Climate Wine Competition in St.
September 4, 2009 - 12:00am