LIQUOR - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/LIQUOR News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Lawmaker: All Utah restaurants should have a ‘Zion Curtain’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58424611-78/utah-restaurants-alcohol-valentine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58424611-78/utah-restaurants-alcohol-valentine.html.csp">Lawmaker: All Utah restaurants should have a ‘Zion Curtain’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T21:47:06.072-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 09:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As Sen. John Valentine, R-Orem, leaves the Legislature to head the Utah State Tax Commission, he expressed one alcohol policy regret: not making all Utah restaurants have a Zion Curtain. “I made a mistake,” Valentine, the major force over the past decade in shaping Utah liquor laws, said Thursday. During the 2009 liquor law debates, “I should have bitten the bullet and given existing restaurants a certain amount of time to comply with the law.” Instead, he allowed existing restaurants to go wit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58424611@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:47:06 MDT Op-ed: Utah’s growing diversity requires a new vision http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58247364-82/liquor-population-state-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58247364-82/liquor-population-state-utah.html.csp">Op-ed: Utah’s growing diversity requires a new vision</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marie Pate Taylor</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T16:32:02.219-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 04:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As our population increases dramatically over the next decades, we need to get tools in place to respond to the changes in volume and diversity that these people will bring to the Wasatch front. I watched with interest the developments over this past spring as Snowbird struggled to resolve issues with its event-specific liquor licenses for Brewfest (with a five-year history) and Oktoberfest (a more than 40-year history). I believe these situations with Snowbird, and other denied liquor permits, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58247364@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:32:02 MDT Editorial: Does Utah want its liquor business to improve? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352768-82/customers-liquor-utah-business.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352768-82/customers-liquor-utah-business.html.csp">Editorial: Does Utah want its liquor business to improve?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T17:11:02.138-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 05:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Customer information, in one form or another, is the backbone of modern marketing. In the old days, executives had only their hunches and experience to figure out where customers are and where they’re headed. Now we live in the age of big data. Customers are researched and tracked in ways never thought imaginable. So it is a good sign that Utah’s state-run liquor monopoly has reached out to its customers with a survey, and the results of that outreach show the state’s 46 liquor outlets could m...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58352768@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:11:02 MDT Consumers want Utah liquor stores to offer better hours http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58338924-223/stores-liquor-store-petilos.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58338924-223/stores-liquor-store-petilos.html.csp">Consumers want Utah liquor stores to offer better hours</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T09:23:15.926-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 09:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Expanded hours and more craft beer — those are two improvements consumers want to see at state-owned liquor stores in Utah, according to preliminary results of a survey underway by the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC). About half the 45 liquor stores in Utah are open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Larger stores that can handle more inventory stay open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. All stores are closed on Sundays and holidays. “Opening later is something the department ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338924@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:23:15 MDT Snowbird’s Oktoberfest begins, with beer and all http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58297886-78/oktoberfest-liquor-state-license.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58297886-78/oktoberfest-liquor-state-license.html.csp">Snowbird’s Oktoberfest begins, with beer and all</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-17T11:22:10.374-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 11:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Above • Walter Schwemmer, of Salt Lake City, and Don Schrader, of Woods Cross, dance and drink during Snowbird’s 42nd annual Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday. Below, center • Yvonne Mueller, of Draper, plays the accordion at the festival Bottom photo • Tony and Robert Brazelton, of Salzburger Echo, carry their alpenhorns to perform at Hidden Peak. Fans of Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort’s annual Oktoberfest heartily welcomed its return for 2014, especially given the brouhaha earlier this ye...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58297886@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 11:22:10 MDT Utah’s ‘Mr. Liquor’ leaving Legislature to head Tax Commission http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58259173-90/attorney-commission-herbert-laws.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58259173-90/attorney-commission-herbert-laws.html.csp">Utah’s ‘Mr. Liquor’ leaving Legislature to head Tax Commission</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T22:27:10.964-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 10:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sen. John Valentine, a fixture in the Utah Legislature since 1988 and the major force behind Utah’s liquor laws for the past decade, will leave the Senate to head the Utah Tax Commission. The Utah County tax attorney, who is the second-longest-serving active lawmaker and was president of the Senate for four years, technically still must be confirmed by the Senate, but approval by his colleagues is almost certain. “I’m sure there will be a lot of people celebrating that Mr. Liquor is leaving the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58259173@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 22:27:10 MDT Annual liquor sales in Utah up $20 million http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58237542-223/million-liquor-sales-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58237542-223/million-liquor-sales-utah.html.csp">Annual liquor sales in Utah up $20 million</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T11:05:42.436-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 11:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah alcohol sales reached another record high, growing by more than $20 million over the past year, according to a report released Tuesday by the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC). During the 2013-2014 fiscal year, which ended June 30, total retail sales were $367.2 million. That’s an increase of nearly 6 percent from the previous 12 months when the state sold $346.8 million in beer, wine and spirits. The DABC also keeps yearly figures on the total number of cases of alcohol...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58237542@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:05:42 MDT Club licenses given to businesses in Park City, American Fork http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58238045-223/license-club-hotel-grill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58238045-223/license-club-hotel-grill.html.csp">Club licenses given to businesses in Park City, American Fork</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T09:46:06.402-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 09:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ogden’s loss was Park City’s gain on Tuesday, when the state liquor commission granted a hard-to-get club license to the Miner’s Grill & Sports Bar in Park City instead of Ogden’s new Marriott Hotel. The owner of the Marriott, formerly the Summit Hotel and Conference Center, had to forfeit its club license several weeks ago because it failed to notify the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC) in February that it had purchased the hotel at 247 24th St. In April, Marriott also clos...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58238045@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:46:06 MDT Salt City Vodka now available in Utah liquor stores http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58233282-223/salt-distillery-utah-vodka.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58233282-223/salt-distillery-utah-vodka.html.csp">Salt City Vodka now available in Utah liquor stores</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T11:56:56.29-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 11:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt City Vodka, a new corn-based spirit — and the first produced by Elevation Distillery in Midvale — is now available in state liquor stores across the state. The 750-ml bottle, which costs $19.95, has a blue and peach-colored label and showcases the Utah mountains and the Salt Lake City skyline. It includes the dome of the state capital, the top of the LDS Church office building and the spires of the Mormon Temple. “We wanted to highlight our favorite designed buildings in Salt Lake and give ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58233282@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:56:56 MDT Burt’s Tiki Lounge may be first to sell Utah liquor license http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224774-78/license-state-alcohol-liquor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224774-78/license-state-alcohol-liquor.html.csp">Burt’s Tiki Lounge may be first to sell Utah liquor license</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T13:09:29.607-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 01:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Burt’s Tiki Lounge in Salt Lake City may become the first Utah business to sell its state liquor license for a profit. Earlier this week, the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC) received a notice of “intended transfer” from the tiny bar at 726 S. State St. The document, which does not include a sale price, “is just the first step in the sale process,” said Nina McDermott, DABC director of compliance and licensing enforcement. Before it is finalized, club owners must prove there ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224774@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:09:29 MDT