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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Texas Moving Toward Direct Wine Sales

Texas Lawmakers Approve Direct Wine Sales


Texas lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a bill that will allow out-of-state wineries to ship wine directly to Texas consumers, including those who live in 'dry' areas. If signed into law by the governor, winemakers in California and elsewhere will no longer be required to sell through Texas retailers.

Can Oklahoma be far behind?

Texas lawmakers approve direct wine sales

Friday, May 06, 2005

The Oklahoman Tour of Vineyards and Wineries

Oklahoman Advertising Opportunity

Beginning Friday, April 29, The Oklahoman will publish a special tour guide to the vineyards and wineries across Oklahoma!

Winery owners should not miss this opportunity to promote your business to over 500,000 consumers per week that are looking for a special place to get away, enjoy a glass of fine Oklahoma wine and take in the scenery!

Caitlin Adams
Account Executive
The Oklahoman

Technorati Tags: wine, WineBiz, Food and Drink

Monday, May 02, 2005

Nomacorc, Wine Cork Maker, Collects 350,000 Bucks to Stay Out of Oklahoma

Oklahoma - The New India
Nomacorc, the wine-cork maker that was considering expanding into Oklahoma, will receive $350,000 in state and local incentives to build its new manufacturing plant near its existing site in Zebulon Industrial Park in Wake County, North Carolina.

The company is planning a $16.5 million expansion, which will include a 60,000-square-foot plant on 6.8 acres. It will create 108 new positions over the next three years, of which 28 have already been filled. The company now has 220 workers.

Earlier this year, Nomacorc, which has been in Zebulon for six years, threatened put those additional jobs in Oklahoma, which had offered it an attractive financial package.

Wow! Can you believe that $350,000, beats Oklahoma's 'attractive financial package' offer or were they bluffing all along?

Nomacorc gets money to grow