Beverages

FILE--In this Feb. 23, 2004, file photo, winemaker David Lett savors the bouquet from a glass of Pinot Noir at his Eyrie Vinyards home in Dundee, Ore. Officials in Oregon and at a U.S. government agency are similarly finicky, and have told a California winery to back off its claims it makes an Oregon pinot noir. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, file)
November 28, 2018 - 7:59 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Pinot noir is one of the finickiest grapes, but with proper nurturing it produces an amazing wine. Officials in Oregon and at a U.S. government agency are similarly finicky, and are stomping on a California winery's claims that it makes an Oregon pinot. Copper Cane, a Napa Valley...
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U.S President Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron during ceremonies at the Arc de Triomphe Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 in Paris. Over 60 heads of state and government were taking part in a solemn ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the mute and powerful symbol of sacrifice to the millions who died from 1914-18. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)
November 13, 2018 - 8:06 pm
PARIS (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump is partly right but far from completely correct when he says that France's "big tariffs" make it hard for American vintners to sell their wines to the French. Wrong because customs duties on imported wines are applied not by France but by the European Union...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2004, file photo San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, left, Gordon Getty, center, and Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown, right, enjoy a pre-dinner glass of wine during a hospitality event of the Napa Valley Wine Auction at the PlumpJack Winery in Oakville, Calif. Plumpjack was co-founded by Newsom with financial backing from Getty, the heir to an oil fortune. Newsom, the front-runner in the race for California governor, is adamant he won't sell his interests but otherwise is deferring decisions about how to handle potential conflicts until after the election. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
October 28, 2018 - 5:28 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Before he was a politician, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom was a businessman, and over the years he became a millionaire through his holdings in wineries, bars, restaurants, hotels and liquor stores. Newsom, a Democrat, is running for governor, and those business...
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September 21, 2018 - 9:18 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said. The U.N. health agency also warned that current policy responses are not sufficient to reverse trends predicting an increase in consumption over the next 10 years. In a...
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FILE- In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo conspiracy theorist Alex Jones speaks outside of the Dirksen building of Capitol Hill after listening to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on 'Foreign Influence Operations and Their Use of Social Media Platforms' on Capitol Hill in Washington. You won’t be able use PayPal anymore to buy fluoride-free toothpaste or a bottle of The Real Red Pill Plus from right-wing conspiracy promulgator Alex Jones. The digital payments company is the latest platform to ditch Jones and his Infowars site, which along with conspiracy theories peddles “I Stand With Trump” t-shirts, Wake Up America coffee, dietary supplements and survival food., Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
September 21, 2018 - 6:17 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — You won't be able use PayPal anymore to buy fluoride-free toothpaste or a bottle of The Real Red Pill Plus from right-wing conspiracy promulgator Alex Jones. The digital payments company is the latest platform to ditch Jones and his Infowars site, which along with conspiracy...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2108, a view of the Starbucks store in Milan, Italy. Starbucks opens its first store in Italy Friday, betting that premium brews and novelties like a heated marble-topped coffee bar will win patrons in a country fond of its espresso rituals. Decades ago, Milan’s coffee bars had inspired the chain’s vision. Starbucks hopes clients will linger at Starbucks Reserve Roastery, where they can watch beans being roasted, sip Reserve coffee or have cocktails at a mezzanine-level bar in a cavernous space that once was a post office near the city’s Duomo, or cathedral. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
September 06, 2018 - 8:18 am
MILAN (AP) — Starbucks is opening its first store in Italy on Friday, betting that premium brews and novelties like a heated marble-topped coffee bar will win customers in a country fond of its daily espresso rituals. Decades ago, Milan's coffee bars inspired the chain's vision. Now Starbucks is...
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In this picture taken Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, a worker drives a tractor during a harvest of hops at a hopfield near the village of Rocov, Czech Republic. The production of hops, which is used to make Czech Republic's famous beers, is down 30 percent or more due to a drought in the country. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
August 31, 2018 - 10:41 am
ROCOV, Czech Republic (AP) — A drought in central Europe this summer could leave beer drinkers thirsting for their favorite lagers and pilsners: production of the prized hops that give Bohemian-style brews their distinctive flavors are down 30 percent or more in the Czech Republic. At first glance...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1976 file photo, Honolulu newsman Bob Barr sets up shop on the porch of his hotel room on the island of Ponape in Micronesia. Robert Barr, a longtime reporter and editor for The Associated Press in the U.K. from the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 to the death of Stephen Hawking earlier this year, has died after a brief battle with cancer it was announced on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. He was 71. (AP Photo, file)
August 30, 2018 - 5:32 pm
LONDON (AP) — Robert Barr, a longtime reporter and editor for The Associated Press in London who covered major news events ranging from the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 to the death of Stephen Hawking this year, has died after a brief battle with cancer. He was 71. One of the longest-serving AP...
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This photo provided by the Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office shows a destroyed coffee shop after an explosion and fire in Homerville, Ga., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. The explosion and fire destroyed the coffee shop Friday in this rural south Georgia city, injuring a few workers and prompting a warning from city officials for residents to avoid the downtown area. (Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office via AP)
August 17, 2018 - 11:41 pm
HOMERVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion at a Georgia coffee shop that injured three people (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Authorities say natural gas leaking into a sewer line caused an explosion that destroyed a coffee shop in rural Georgia and seriously injured three people. Glenn Allen...
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August 17, 2018 - 4:40 pm
HOMERVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say an explosion destroyed a coffee shop and injured three workers in a rural south Georgia city. Glenn Allen, a spokesman for Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens, said investigators do not suspect foul play in the blast that rocked the...
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