Beverages

December 10, 2017 - 10:43 am
BERLIN (AP) — German police say the pilot of a passenger jet destined for Zurich made an unscheduled stop at Stuttgart airport because a Swiss passenger become aggressive after being denied champagne. Reutlingen police say crew members were unable to calm the 44-year-old business class passenger,...
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In this Nov. 14, 2017 photo, Nathan Bazan moves a pallet of supplies past whiskey aging in oak barrels at the Westland Distillery in Seattle. Westland is taking an unusual step for America's booming spirits industry: making a whiskey using smoke from peat grown locally in Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
December 05, 2017 - 1:20 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle distillery is taking an unusual step for the booming American craft spirits industry: using local peat to make whiskey. Peat is a muddy precursor to coal. It consists of slowly decayed plants such as mosses and sedges, and it's been used to make whiskey in Scotland for...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, cars are parked outside Prince's Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minn. Operators of Prince’s former home and recording complex in Minnesota are seeking a special permit so they can serve alcohol during the week of the Super Bowl. Some people are questioning the request, noting the late musician didn't allow alcohol to be served at public events at Paisley Park. The complex was turned into a museum following Prince’s death last year. (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen, File)
November 28, 2017 - 6:44 pm
CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Operators of Prince's former home and recording complex in Minnesota are seeking a special permit so they can serve alcohol during the week of the Super Bowl. Some people are questioning the request, noting the late musician didn't allow alcohol to be served at public...
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November 12, 2017 - 12:02 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Since April, a North Carolina bar known for craft beer has been holding church services. The Wilmington StarNews reports that a small congregation meets three Sundays each month at The Sour Barn in Ogden. The bar is affiliated with Broomtail Craft Brewery. The services...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2016, photo, a sign is shown near Blanding, Utah. The rural Utah city, one of the last "dry" communities in the Mormon-majority state, will ask voters Tuesday whether to allow beer and wine sales in town for the first time in more than 80 years. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
November 05, 2017 - 10:08 am
BLANDING, Utah (AP) — The rural Utah city of Blanding, one of the last "dry" communities in the Mormon-majority state, will ask voters Tuesday whether to allow beer and wine sales in town for the first time in more than 80 years. Even though most locals are Mormon and their faith teaches its...
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FILE- In t his Oct. 9, 2017, file photo, flames from a wildfire burn in Napa, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown joined lawmakers to request $7.4 billion in federal funding for wildfire relief and recovery efforts following a deadly cluster of fires that that tore through the heart of the state's wine country, killing more than 40 people and leaving thousands without housing. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
November 03, 2017 - 8:06 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers asked the U.S. government Friday for $7.4 billion to help rebuild after a cluster of fires tore through the heart of wine country, killing more than 40 people and leaving thousands without housing. In a letter to the White House, Brown...
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Georgia tailback Sony Michel, left, and Dominick Sanders celebrates during their 42-7 win over Florida 42-7 in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
October 28, 2017 - 8:39 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Sony Michel slipped through the line untouched, sprinted past several defenders and then spun into the end zone. The rout was on, and the losing streak was essentially over. Michel put third-ranked Georgia up big early and put Florida away late, scoring on two long runs in...
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This Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, photo shows orange wine, a Salinia Wine Company 2012 Sonoma County Chalk Hill Pinot Gris, in New York. The unique amber-colored wine is creating a buzz in an industry long dominated by shades of red, white and rose. The orange color comes not from citrus fruit, but by fermenting white wine grapes with their skins on before pressing, a practice that mirrors the way red wines are made. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 20, 2017 - 1:08 am
BURDETT, N.Y. (AP) — Orange is the new white? A unique amber-colored wine is creating a buzz in an industry long dominated by shades of red, white and rose. The orange color comes not from citrus fruit, but by fermenting white wine grapes with their skins on before pressing — a practice that...
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View from inside a parked car destroyed by fire in the Coffey Park area of Santa Rosa, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. An onslaught of wildfires across a wide swath of Northern California broke out almost simultaneously then grew exponentially, swallowing up properties from wineries to trailer parks and tearing through both tiny rural towns and urban subdivisions. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
October 10, 2017 - 10:20 pm
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 7:15 p.m. In Southern California, most evacuation orders have been lifted as firefighters successfully battle a wildfire that destroyed 14 buildings, most of them homes. Thousands of people in Tustin, Orange and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2017 file photo, a worker carries red grapes in a burgundy vineyard during the grape harvest season, in Volnay, central France. The EU's Copa-Cogeca farm union announced Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 that spring hail and frost, combined with sustained drought during the summer, will force wine production down to 145 million hectoliters, a level not seen since 1981. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, File)
October 10, 2017 - 10:07 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Hail, frost and droughts have hit Europe's grape harvest hard, making it the smallest in 36 years. The quality of the wines, though, is expected to be excellent. The European Union's Copa-Cogeca farm union said Tuesday that the extreme weather means the harvest is expected to be...
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