February 2015 ::Texas :: Elections

Senate Committee assignments were announced this week.  The Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association was closely watching the confirmation of Senator Jane Nelson, a great TWGGA supporter, as Chair of the Committee on Finance.  Senator Nelson is the first female chair of this very important committee.  TWGGA is seeking the re-authorization of funding for many [...]

December 2014 ::California :: Elections

The California Legislature held its organizational session on December 1 and swore in 37 new members. Democrats retain control of both the Assembly and Senate and new leadership was elected in both chambers. Assemblywoman Toni Atkins is Speaker and Senator Kevin De Leon is President Pro Tempore. Speaker Atkins made her committee chair assignments on [...]

October 2014 ::Texas :: Elections

Fundraising events around the state are being held for key state candidates. On September 19, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Candidate Sid Miller was hosted at Grape Creek Vineyards. On October 8, State Senator Jane Nelson will hold her annual event serving all Texas wines. Attending the Nelson event will be Lieutenant Governor Candidate Dan Patrick. On [...]

October 2014 ::Tennessee :: Regulation & Distribution/Elections

The General Assembly voted last spring to allow grocery stores to start selling wine on July 1, 2016, in cities and counties that allow bars or liquor stores. But before that can be instituted, local voters have to vote in municipal referendums. The state law that was passed says no grocery stores will sell wine [...]

November 2013 ::California :: Elections

The special election in Assembly District 45 to replace Bob Blumenfield will be held on November 19.  The two run off candidates are Matt Dababneh (D) and Susan Shelley (R).  The special primary election in Assembly District 54 will be held December 3 to fill the seat vacated by Holly Mitchell when she was elected [...]