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12th Annual Wine Barrel Tasting for the Springs

Posted by Tyler Madison on January 17, 2019  /   Posted in News

Join us for the 12th annual “Wine Barrel Tasting for the Springs” on Saturday, March 30th 11AM-5PM. Participants will travel on their own to over 10 different wineries to sample wine that is ready for bottling. They may have the opportunity to meet the winemakers and discuss their favorite subject. Fee: $20. Proceeds benefit McConnell

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Top Kentucky Wines Honored in Annual Competition

Posted by Tyler Madison on November 21, 2018  /   Posted in Featured News, News

  LEXINGTON (November 21, 2018) – Some familiar names topped the leaderboard at the Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition & Commissioner’s Cup earlier this month at the University of Kentucky Research Farm in Lexington.   “Congratulations to all the Kentucky wineries that participated in the competition this year,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “The 2018

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Bluegrass State’s Best Wines Chosen in Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition

Posted by Tyler Madison on November 21, 2017  /   Posted in News

FRANKFORT (November 21, 2017) — Some familiar names and a first-time winner rounded out the list of Commissioner’s Cup-winning wineries at the 2017 Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition. “The Commissioner’s Cup is the highest recognition awarded in the Commonwealth to the top Kentucky wine of the year in each of four categories,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan

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Explore Kentucky’s Wineries and Breweries With the Drink KY Smartphone App

Posted by Tyler Madison on July 14, 2017  /   Posted in News

The Kentucky Derby is over. Spring has sprung (finally). It’s time to get out and explore the Bluegrass State. Your explorations may include some of Kentucky’s many small-farm wineries and locally owned craft breweries. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has a free smartphone app that will help you find what you’re looking for, record

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