LIQUOR - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/LIQUOR News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Pyle: Sorry, Utah, you are not as weird as you think you are http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58452397-82/utah-state-kansas-liquor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58452397-82/utah-state-kansas-liquor.html.csp">Pyle: Sorry, Utah, you are not as weird as you think you are</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George Pyle</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-26T18:59:02.078-06:00">Updated Sep 26, 2014 06:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">You might be from Utah if, you think your state is just plain weird. It might give you pleasure to think so. It might make you wince. You might have made your peace with it and have fun having the best story to tell your out-of-state friends and relatives at the next class or family reunion. Well, Utah, don’t get too cocky about it. You may not be as weird as you think. Of course, just last week, when Utah was the site of yet another example of public school administrators showing themselves to...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58452397@www.sltrib.com Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:59:02 MDT Letter: How about a free-market approach to Zion curtain? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433901-82/decide-zion-curtain-choice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433901-82/decide-zion-curtain-choice.html.csp">Letter: How about a free-market approach to Zion curtain?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T17:23:17.092-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 05:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sen. John Valentine now wishes he would have pushed for a law that all restaurants have a “Zion curtain.” Sen. Valentine claims it is important to consider a balance between the societal effects of alcohol and our ability to be hospitable. However, hospitality has more to do with being welcoming and offering choices. Being hospitable is about being polite and allowing people to choose what is right for them. The idea of the Zion curtain is to curtail children from seeing a drink being made. 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> 58433901@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:23:17 MDT 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="2014-09-18T22:52:54.28-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 10:52PM 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 22:52:54 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