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In this July 2019 photo, leftover champagne was poured to add a bit of sparkle to this Cranberry Orange Shrub in New York. (Cheyenne Cohen/Katie Workman via AP)

What to do with that leftover bubbly? Some ideas

Dec. 30, 2019 6:28 PM EST

From early December through Jan. 1 (or beyond, depending on how fervently you hang on to the holidays), the pop of a Champagne or sparkling wine cork is a welcome and frequent sound. Fizzy wine is just the most festive of drinks, whether sipped straight up in a flute or mixed into cocktails. And many a New...

In this July 2019 photo, leftover champagne was poured to add a bit of sparkle to this Cranberry Orange Shrub in New York. (Cheyenne Cohen/Katie Workman via AP)

What to do with that leftover bubbly? Some ideas

Dec. 30, 2019 6:22 PM EST

From early December through Jan. 1 (or beyond, depending on how fervently you hang on to the holidays), the pop of a Champagne or sparkling wine cork is a welcome and frequent sound. Fizzy wine is just the most festive of drinks, whether sipped straight up in a flute or mixed into cocktails. And many a New...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., laughs while answering a question during a town hall, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at North Central Junior High School in North Liberty, Iowa. ( Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)

Warren's souvenir wine bottle pops up in big-donor debate

Dec. 21, 2019 7:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a Saturday evening in June 2018, with temperatures in the 70s and the Red Sox playing at Fenway Park, supporters of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren gathered at the City Winery Boston for a fundraiser. They were treated to songs by the Grammy-winning artist Melissa Etheridge and...

Kathryn and Craig Hall, owners of Hall Rutherford Winery, stand inside the “wine cave” dining room where they held a fundraising dinner for Democratic presidential candidate South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, in Rutherford, Calif.  They say their most expensive bottle of wine costs $350 and wasn't served at the fundraiser. (AP Photo/Terence Chea)

Buttigieg backers defend 'wine cave' fundraiser

Dec. 21, 2019 8:10 AM EST

RUTHERFORD, Calif. (AP) — The California winemakers who hosted a dinner at a “wine cave” for Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg are defending the fundraising event. Buttigieg's political rivals used the recent fundraiser to criticize the South Bend, Indiana, mayor for soliciting...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

The Latest: Sarah Sanders stokes Twitter feud with Biden

Dec. 19, 2019 11:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential debate (all times local): 10:40 p.m. An onstage moment from Thursday night's Democratic debate has sparked a Twitter back-and-forth between President Donald Trump's former spokeswoman and Joe Biden. The former vice president imitated a stutter as...

Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a town hall, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at the Coralville Marriott & Conference Center, in Coralville, Iowa. (Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen via AP)

Swarovski crystals, $900 cabernet and a Buttigieg fundraiser

Dec. 13, 2019 7:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Hall Rutherford wine caves in the hills of California's Napa Valley boast a chandelier with 1,500 Swarovski crystals, an onyx banquet table to reflect its luminescence and bottles of cabernet sauvignon that sell for as much as $900. It is also where Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic...

This Oct. 13, 2019 photo shows the tasting room at the Paix Sur Terre winery in Paso Robles, Calif. Winemakers around this central California city can grow a mind-boggling variety of grapes thanks to a wide diversity of microclimates. The wine-growing area around Paso Robles is nearly three times the size of Napa Valley. (AP Photo/Sally Carpenter Hale)

California's Paso Robles area offers wine-tasters variety

Dec. 11, 2019 1:16 PM EST

PASO ROBLES, California (AP) — Winemakers around this central California city can grow a mind-boggling variety of grapes thanks to a wide diversity of microclimates. Visitors can take a tasting tour of European varietals — from Italy and Spain as well as France’s Rhone and Bordeaux regions....

FILE - This June 19, 2019 file photo shows Caroline Kennedy during the JFK Space Summit at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. John F. Kennedy's daughter Caroline will participate in the christening of a new aircraft carrier that's named after the 35th U.S. president.  Newport News Shipbuilding said the christening of the USS John Kennedy will occur Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at the shipyard in Newport News, Va.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Caroline Kennedy to christen carrier named after her father

Dec. 6, 2019 1:08 PM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — John F. Kennedy's daughter Caroline will participate in the christening of a new aircraft carrier that's named after the 35th U.S. president. Newport News Shipbuilding said the christening of the USS John Kennedy will occur Saturday at the shipyard in Newport News, Virginia. ...

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...

In this Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 photo, winemaker Claire Chasselay puts bottles of wine in boxes in her cellar in Chatillon d'Azergues, in the Beaujolais region, eastern France. Celebration is the mot du jour in France’s Beaujolais region on the third Thursday of November, when winemakers and sellers uncork the season’s Beaujolais Nouveau with feasting and fanfare. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Wine woes: Tariffs, Brexit cloud French Beaujolais season

Nov. 20, 2019 4:48 AM EST

CHATILLON, France (AP) — Celebration is the mot du jour in France’s Beaujolais region on the third Thursday of November, when winemakers and sellers uncork the season’s Beaujolais Nouveau with feasting and fanfare. But considerable uncertainty is clouding this year’s celebration of the...