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Wineries, farms eligible for last-ditch California insurance

Jan. 21, 2022 21:12 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Napa wineries and others hard-hit by massive wildfires in California's wine country and elsewhere will soon be able to tap into the state's insurance plan of last resort, officials said Friday. Hundreds of farmers, ranchers, wine growers and other outdoor...

Text of SC Gov. Henry McMaster's State of the State speech

Jan. 19, 2022 19:08 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's State of the State remarks as prepared for delivery on Wednesday: Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the General Assembly, my fellow South Carolinians: We are here tonight to address...

For 'ice wine' vintners, frigid temps are reason to rejoice

Jan. 16, 2022 14:46 PM EST

OVID, N.Y. (AP) — While the vast majority of New Yorkers are hunkering down to ride out frigid temperatures and snow blasts from the latest winter storm, others are seizing on the opportunity to ... pick grapes? One Finger Lakes-area winemaker jokingly calls it “insanity,” but...

For celebrations, English fizz is on the rise

Dec. 27, 2021 10:17 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — English sparkling wine has been gaining prestige in recent years, with some experts comparing it to Champagne in taste and quality. Globally, the sector is still relatively small: IWSR Drinks Market Analysis reports that sparkling wine produced in the U.K. represents...

'No culture, no future': Belgian artists decry virus rules

Dec. 26, 2021 11:59 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Thousands of Belgian performers, cinema operators, event organizers and others joined together Sunday to protest the government’s decision to close down the country’s cultural life to stem the spread of the surging omicron variant. Waving posters reading "The...

Taste of Delaware event hits the road at home

Dec. 19, 2021 09:07 AM EST

MILFORD, Del. (AP) — For its 10th celebration, the Taste of Delaware came home — for a road trip. To celebrate Delaware Day — the day that the state of Delaware first ratified the U.S. Constitution — U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., and the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce...

For food lovers, stocking stuffers begin in the kitchen

Dec. 08, 2021 15:54 PM EST

It's one of my favorite parts of the holiday season: thinking of all the people I’d like to give a little package to, mulling over what that right present should be. This year, perhaps more than any other, it feels pleasurable to treat all of your people to something thoughtful and cheery, and it...

California's governor writes children's book about dyslexia

Dec. 07, 2021 09:06 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom still can't spell the word “dress.” He can't read aloud from a piece of paper in public. That's why his speeches are long, mostly from memory and sprinkled with some awkward moments when his words bump into each other. ...

Alabama native used pandemic downtime to start wine label

Dec. 05, 2021 00:13 AM EST

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Getting paid to drink wine and visit exotic locations doesn’t seem like it could be a career, but that’s exactly how Cullman native Heath Porter describes his job. Porter is the owner of Heathen Wines & Wine Tours, and hosts tours around the...

Austria begins national lockdown to fight surging infections

Nov. 21, 2021 19:24 PM EST

VIENNA (AP) — Austria went into a nationwide lockdown early Monday to combat soaring coronavirus infections, a step being closely watched by other European governments struggling with national outbreaks that are straining health care systems. The measures are expected...