Latest Alcoholic beverage manufacturing News

Drought cuts into grape production for region's vineyards

Sep. 27, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — For the first time, Pointe of View Winery at Burlington called off its annual Grape Harvest Festival this year. Wineries and vineyards in western North Dakota struggled with drought, and some parts of the state were dealt a blow with a late spring...

Smaller Delaware businesses find ways to survive pandemic

Sep. 26, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Small businesses have faced big-time problems throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. And for many, it was no longer just about trying to get by. It was a matter of survival. Local small-business owners Rous and Angie Robles of My...

Horse Soldier Bourbon to build $200 million site in Kentucky

Sep. 24, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Horse Soldier Bourbon plans to create more than 50 jobs with a new $200 million tourism project in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear said Thursday. The Pulaski County site will contain a 27,585-square-foot (2,562-square-meter) distillery visitor center;...

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...

Latest: Alaska has new daily high in coronavirus infections

Sep. 15, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska is reporting its highest number of new coronavirus cases a day after the state’s largest hospital announced it had entered crisis protocol and started rationing care because of a flood of COVID-19 cases. Officials on Wednesday reported...

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...

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...