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Prohibition began 100 years ago, and its legacy remains

Jan. 14, 2020 11:43 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In this era of bottomless mimosas, craft beers and ever-present happy hours, it’s striking to recall that 100 years ago the United States imposed a nationwide ban on the production and sale of all types of alcohol. The Prohibition Era, which lasted from Jan. 17, 1920, until December...

Jim Beam fined in massive bourbon spill that killed fish

Dec. 28, 2019 11:36 AM EST

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) — Jim Beam was fined $600,000 (537,000 Euros) earlier this month after a July warehouse fire sent a nearly 23-mile (37-kilometer) plume of alcohol into the Kentucky and Ohio rivers, killing fish. The distiller agreed to the fine in a Dec. 6 order from the Kentucky Energy and...

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Ryan Reynolds says he related to Peloton actress' plight

Dec. 11, 2019 5:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Reynolds says he relates to the social media criticism heaped on the Peloton ad actress. In fact, that feeling led him to hire her for a commercial promoting his gin company. Reynolds spoke Tuesday about the uproar while promoting his new action flick, the Michael Bay-directed...

This combination photo shows a variety of celebrity spirits, top row from left, Crystal Head Vodka by Dan Aykroyd, Dos Hombres mezcal by actors Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston, Cuca Fresca Cachaça Prata by Snoop Dogg, Aviation American Gin by Ryan Reynolds, Chateau Miraval Cotes de Provence Rose by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Highclere Castle Gin inspired by

Celebrities are deep into liquor, wine with their own brands

Nov. 22, 2019 10:33 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — From Kate Hudson’s new vodka to Dylan Sprouse’s Brooklyn-made mead, celebrities with their own brands of spirits and wines can make drink-loving fans happy at the holidays. You can find other pillars of culture with bottles, including TV shows and the high-brow auction house...

Kansas distillery pleads guilty to Clean Air Act violation

Nov. 18, 2019 6:28 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A distillery could be fined up to $1 million for a chlorine gas cloud that lingered over a city in northeastern Kansas in 2016. Federal prosecutors say MGP Ingredients pleaded guilty Monday to negligently violating the federal Clean Air Act, a misdemeanor. In October 2016, a chlorine...