2007 Urban Brew and Rendezvous and Other Events

The popular Oklahoma entertainment guide Urban Tulsa Weekly has planned an event on June 23, 2007 called the: "Urban Brew Rendezvous," a wine, liquor and beer tasting at the Cherokee Casino. Taste wines from Oklahoma wineries: Cabin Creek Winery, Stone Bluff Cellars, and Nuyaka Creek Winery. There will be Oklahoma-made beer and even Made-in-Oklahoma Vodka!

Tickets are $25. Purchase your Urban Brew Rendezvous Tickets now. Tickets can be picked up and or purchased at Urban Tulsa Weekly, 710 S. Kenosha.

You may also purchase tickets in person at the High Gravity brewing supplies store in Tulsa.

In other Oklahoma wine news, Summerside
Vineyards & Winery
(east of Tulsa, I-44 exit 289 Vinita) now offers free live music each Saturday from 12:30-3pm on the Grapevine Patio. Visit for wine tasting and tours. Lunch is served Thurs-Sunday 11am –pm.

Tidal School Vineyards
in Drumright
has a new wine release called: Oklahoma Gold! The label on this sweet white wine pays tribute to Oklahoma's oil and gas industry plus our state's agricultural tradition.

----------------Oklahoma Wine Law----------------------------------

The word on the street is the Oklahoma legislature has decided to poison Oklahoma's young wine industry by doing the easiest thing anyone can do...nothing.

Last year the courts decided that Oklahoma's winery laws created unfair market constraints against large out-of-state wineries. Fearing that industry giants like Gallo would be crushed by tiny Oklahoma farm families, the judge declared that the law allowing Oklahoma wine makers to sell their product in Oklahoma was unconstitutional and must be re-written by the legislature.

Although several attempts to create bills to open the Oklahoma wine market up for free trade were written, they were all allowed to quietly die without a vote. It looks like the farm families that make up this industry will once again have to suffer from the inaction of politicians that CLAIM to favor free trade, but instead only trade favors with big cash donors.

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