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Jesuits sent abusive priests to retire on Gonzaga's campus

Dec. 17, 2018 12:18 PM EST

On the surface, Father James Poole seemed like the cool priest in Nome, Alaska. He founded a Catholic mission radio station that broadcast his Jesuit sermons alongside contemporary pop hits. A 1978 story in People magazine called Poole "Western Alaska's Hippest DJ . Comin' at Ya with Rock'n'Roll 'n' Religion."...

Prosecco's bubble shows no sign of bursting

Dec. 17, 2018 5:50 AM EST

ASOLO, Italy (AP) — Prosecco, the fruity sparkling wine made in the northeastern hills of Italy is gaining in global popularity — and producers of Champagne, for so long the dominant bubbly wine, are taking note. Prosecco has become the best-selling sparkling wine in the world by volume, and experts...

Diageo to build new whiskey distillery in Kentucky

Dec. 13, 2018 4:17 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Spirits giant Diageo is taking a deeper plunge into bourbon and American whiskey production with plans for a new distillery in Kentucky. The $130 million venture includes plans to build a distillery and warehousing on an approximately 144-acre site at Lebanon in Marion County, the...

Brown-Forman posts higher earnings in fiscal 2nd quarter

Dec. 5, 2018 1:19 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Liquor company Brown-Forman Corp. reported slightly higher second-quarter net income Wednesday on the strength of its American whiskey and tequila sales, but cautioned that it's starting to feel the pinch from tariffs slapped on its spirits in key European markets. The Louisville,...

California winery and Oregon meet to defuse labeling dispute

Nov. 29, 2018 8:22 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon regulators and a California winery accused of misrepresenting the Oregon origins of its bestselling pinot noir, an act which infuriated local winemakers, said Thursday after a preliminary meeting they're hopeful they can resolve the dispute. The owner and a vice president of Napa...

MillerCoors, Pabst settle lawsuit over brewing contract

Nov. 28, 2018 9:43 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — MillerCoors and Pabst Brewing Co. settled a lawsuit Wednesday in which the hipster's brand of choice claimed the bigger brewer lied about its ability to continue brewing Pabst's beers to put that company out of business. The settlement came as jurors were ending their second day of...

California winery and Oregon feud over pinot labeling rights

Nov. 28, 2018 8:00 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Pinot noir is one of the finickiest grapes, but with proper nurturing it produces an amazing wine. Officials in Oregon and at a U.S. government agency are similarly finicky, and are stomping on a California winery's claims that it makes an Oregon pinot. Copper Cane, a Napa Valley,...

Regulators recommend for California winery to lose licenses

Nov. 27, 2018 12:07 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has recommended for a California winery to lose its licenses to distribute wine or do retail business within the state. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports commission executive director Steven Marks sent a letter to the owner of Rutherford,...

California winery to alter wine names after Oregon complains

Nov. 24, 2018 1:22 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A California company accused of putting misleading labels on wines to make it appear they were produced in Oregon's famed pinot noir region says it will change labels after selling the remaining 900,000 bottles. Joe Wagner of Rutherford, California,-based Copper Cane LLC says the Napa...

Editorials from around Oregon

Nov. 21, 2018 1:43 PM EST

Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers: _____ Medford Mail Tribune, Nov. 21, on true Oregon wine: Oregon vineyards and wineries have labored for years in the shadow of the much larger and better-known California wine industry. Now federal regulators have ruled that a Napa Valley vintner can no longer use an...