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Madison establishment keeps dogs, owners in good spirits

Sep. 18, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Liam was quite happy and so were his owners. The 5-year-old husky mix bounded about with his newfound friends while his owners, Richard and Ashley Weber, nursed a pair of IPAs. Nearby, Hazel, a lab/shepherd mix fetched a tennis...

Los Angeles County to require vaccines in indoor bars

Sep. 15, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Public health officials in Los Angeles County will begin requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for patrons and workers at indoor bars, wineries, breweries, lounges and nightclubs next month. The new initiative in the nation's most populous county...

Big bourbon producer Heaven Hill faces strike in Kentucky

Sep. 13, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

Union workers, upset over the prospect of expanded weekend shifts, have manned picket lines at bottling and warehouse operations of Kentucky-based Heaven Hill Distillery, one of the world's largest bourbon producers. The walkout, in its third day Monday, involves about...

Tupelo restaurants can soon sell beer, light wine earlier

Sep. 12, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Restaurants in Tupelo can now start serving some alcohol products earlier in the day. The Tupelo City Council voted last week to allow restaurants to start selling beer and light wine to customers beginning at 8 a.m., The Northeast Mississippi...

Maryland winery workers take to the vines for yearly harvest

Sep. 11, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

MOUNT AIRY, Md. (AP) — As a hazy mist rose out from the hills along a Mount Airy vineyard and the early-morning skies radiated a soft pink glow, only the hustling of grape-pickers could be heard in the otherwise silent terrain. The grapes gathered on this picturesque...

How beach plums became a sweet tradition in coastal Delaware

Sep. 11, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy darts through the sand around his home near the Indian River Inlet. He looks over his shoulder at the woman following him with a small woven basket and beckons her to follow. Just moments before, this little boy watched as Krista...

La. distillery inspired by Jim Bowie’s 1827 sandbar fight

Sep. 11, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

VIDALIA, La. (AP) — The first legal distillery in Concordia Parish in over 100 years is open for business. Business partners Finley Hootsell, Chuck Bearden, Kyle Greer and Wendall Gibson recently opened 1827 Spirits as a bar, taste room and distillery. They produce a...

Wine spat: Italy heir accuses Sting of slander, flat apology

Aug. 31, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The heir of a late duke who sold Sting his Tuscan winery 25 years ago says the singer has hit a flat note with a lame apology for comments the family deems slanderous. The juicy celebrity dispute has spilled onto the pages of Italian newspapers. Sting told...

Late-summer sip: A new world of booze-free options

Aug. 31, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

Looking to kick back and enjoy the late days of summer with something non-alcoholic? There's been a real transformation going on in the world of non-alcoholic beverages. Craftspeople, mixologists and scientists have moved well beyond sweet “fake wines” and watery...

Self-serve wine bar in Louisiana inspired by military can-do

Aug. 29, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

GRETNA, La. (AP) — The wine selection is completely in your hands at Stained Glass Wine House, where a bank of self-serve wine dispensers forms the heart of the operation. You might skip from an Austrian riesling to a Portuguese rosé to a California cabernet. However,...