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Beaver bourbon, runaway peacocks: A wild 2018 in New England

Dec. 27, 2018 8:42 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Things got a little wild in New England in 2018 — as in actual animals weaseling their way into the headlines. A Vermont family's pet peacock ran off with a flock of turkeys. A black bear trashed a car in Connecticut after locking itself inside. Beavers flavored bourbon at a distillery...

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 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,...

Gifts for the food, drink and coffee lover in your life

Nov. 21, 2018 12:54 PM EST

For the foodie on your holiday list — or just people who might appreciate a good tequila or pie pan — we offer a gift guide. It's got coffee machines, books, chocolate truffles and a fabulous tote to carry it all away. FOR THE ENTERTAINERS: Opinel Cheese Knife and Fork Set , $45 Opinel is an iconic...

Businesses must learn new tax law or pay the price in 2019

Nov. 21, 2018 10:10 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners who don't take time to understand the new tax law may be in for a painful filing season next spring. While accountants and tax attorneys always recommend owners review their finances and meet with tax professionals well before Dec. 31, it's particularly important now...