Latest Alcoholic beverage manufacturing News

Heaven Hill expanding visitors' center, production capacity

Nov. 16, 2018 12:23 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky-based Heaven Hill Distillery has announced a $65 million investment to expand its visitors' center and increase production capacity. The company best known for its Evan Williams bourbon brand said Friday the renovation and expansion of its visitors' center in Bardstown will...

Trump right and wrong on 'French' wine tariffs

Nov. 13, 2018 8:08 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump is partly right but far from completely correct when he says that France's "big tariffs" make it hard for American vintners to sell their wines to the French. Wrong because customs duties on imported wines are applied not by France but by the European Union. Right...

Trump rips Macron over trade, wine, his low approval ratings

Nov. 13, 2018 2:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nursing grievances from a weekend visit to France, President Donald Trump lit into French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday over his suggestion for a European defense force, over French tariffs on U.S. wine and even Macron's approval ratings. The litany of tweeted complaints served to...

Campaign helps military members get home for the holidays

Nov. 12, 2018 6:15 AM EST

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The distillery that produces Jack Daniel's whiskey is working with a military support group to make sure military service members and their families can celebrate the holidays at home. For the eighth year, the distillery in Tennessee is teaming with the Armed Services YMCA for the...

Pabst says MillerCoors is trying to put it out of business

Nov. 11, 2018 4:12 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Pabst Brewing Company and MillerCoors are going to trial, with hipster favorite Pabst contending that MillerCoors wants to put it out of business by ending a longstanding partnership through which it brews Pabst's beers. The case has high stakes for Pabst, whose lawyers argue that the...

Import extravaganza highlights China's promise, challenges

Nov. 7, 2018 11:35 PM EST

SHANGHAI (AP) — Visitors to a vast trade fair meant to rebrand China as a welcoming import market could sip Moroccan wine, ogle Italian yachts and watch a Japanese industrial robot play ping-pong. The communist government's marketing extravaganza involving 3,600 companies from 152 countries showcases the...

Businesses pose issue if Newsom becomes California governor

Oct. 28, 2018 5:29 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Before he was a politician, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom was a businessman, and over the years he became a millionaire through his holdings in wineries, bars, restaurants, hotels and liquor stores. Newsom, a Democrat, is running for governor, and those business interests...

Manning stresses importance of financial literacy for kids

Oct. 19, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

Eli Manning recognizes that the numbers in a playbook aren't the only important statistics. Manning wants children, including his three daughters, to have a strong set of financial skills. "I think it's so important for kids to understand what it means to save, to have a budget, to be smart about spending money,"...

Comptroller accuses beer corp of corrupting reps, students

Oct. 17, 2018 12:43 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Natural Light is nearly as ubiquitous as water around colleges, but its recent promotion targeting a Maryland college town has drawn the ire of the state's comptroller. WUSA-TV reports Peter Franchot called for an investigation, asserting large brewing companies have corrupted...

Basking in the Tuscan Sun

Oct. 16, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

CORTONA, Italy (AP) — After my breast cancer diagnosis and as I was going through what would be more than a year of treatments that included chemotherapy and radiation, I vowed I would return to Italy. Both sets of my grandparents emigrated from there, and I always turned to Italy as a source of comfort....