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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 Featured News, 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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Kentuckian wins Winemaker of the Year at prestigious wine competition

Posted by Tyler Madison on June 01, 2017  /   Posted in News

Dossey takes top honor as his Purple Toad Winery earns 16 medals at Indy International FRANKFORT (June 1, 2017) — Allen Dossey, owner of Purple Toad Winery near Paducah, was named Winemaker of the Year at the recent Indy International Wine Competition at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. “Congratulations to Allen Dossey on this

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Kentucky Derby Season is Prime Time for Kentucky Proud

Posted by Tyler Madison on April 17, 2017  /   Posted in News

By Ryan Quarles, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture FRANKFORT (April 17, 2017) — The Kentucky Derby elevates the Commonwealth to a global stage. The Derby – as well as the Kentucky Oaks and the run-up to Thoroughbred racing’s biggest weekend – also gives Kentucky Proud foods a chance to shine. The Kentucky Derby Festival kicks off

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Kentuckiana Wineries Win Gold at Derby Festival Judging

Posted by Tyler Madison on March 07, 2017  /   Posted in News

March 2, 2017– LOUISVILLE, KY   – The Kentucky Derby Festival is pleased to announce the winners of the wine judging competition that was held Wednesday, March 1, at the Masonic Homes of Kentucky Campus, Bistro. Judges from the American Wine Society gathered to score the 95 different wine samples from 10 Kentucky wineries that entered

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