Latest Alcoholic beverages News

For food lovers, stocking stuffers begin in the kitchen

Dec. 08, 2021 15:54 PM EST

It's one of my favorite parts of the holiday season: thinking of all the people I’d like to give a little package to, mulling over what that right present should be. This year, perhaps more than any other, it feels pleasurable to treat all of your people to something thoughtful and cheery, and it...

Industry veteran named to lead NC alcohol commission

Dec. 08, 2021 08:41 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A longtime alcohol industry manager has been chosen by Gov. Roy Cooper to lead the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission. Hank Bauer, a former general manager for Empire Distributors, is the new commission chairman, succeeding A.D. “Zander”...

Alabama native used pandemic downtime to start wine label

Dec. 05, 2021 00:13 AM EST

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Getting paid to drink wine and visit exotic locations doesn’t seem like it could be a career, but that’s exactly how Cullman native Heath Porter describes his job. Porter is the owner of Heathen Wines & Wine Tours, and hosts tours around the...

Corn meal, whiskey help save Ute Mountain Ute Farm and Ranch

Nov. 27, 2021 10:18 AM EST

TOWAOC, Colo. (AP) — Drought in much of the West, 22 years running, has struck Colorado’s Four Corners tribal lands with bitter force. This year, the Ute Mountain Ute’s celebrated 7,700 acre farm and ranch operation had to lay off half its workers as thousands of acres lay fallow. ...

Charleston West Side developers get into the spirits

Nov. 27, 2021 09:04 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The magic is in the cave, Tighe and John Bullock trust. Tighe and his father, John, learned of its existence near Renick on the Greenbrier-Pocahontas county line. A geological engineer, John Bullock thought a distiller could use that water to...

The sweetly sad story behind 3,000 beer cans up for auction

Nov. 27, 2021 00:08 AM EST

PEARL RIVER, La. (AP) — Luverne Kahl sometimes tears up as she talks about her late husband’s beer can collection. It was more than just a hobby. It was his passion, and the memories it prompts rise up in her unexpectedly. But she’s resolved to let it go. ...

Q&A: T-Pain talks new book, embracing his musical legacy

Nov. 24, 2021 15:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There may be a plethora of adjectives to describe music superstar T-Pain, but boring is never included. So when the idea of writing a book was presented, he knew what he would not be writing: an autobiography. “I want to bring joy to other people. I...

Authorities begin identifying Michigan plane crash victims

Nov. 14, 2021 14:14 PM EST

BEAVER ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — The four people who died in a plane crash on Michigan's Beaver Island included a real estate agent and a couple who were planning to open a winery and vineyard there, authorities said Sunday. The plane crashed Saturday west of Mackinaw City,...

Cheers! Booze delivery, wine shipments begin in Alabama

Nov. 09, 2021 16:12 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabamians can now get limited quantities of beer, wine and spirits delivered to their homes after the first companies have gotten licensed. Alabama lawmakers this year approved separate bills to allow alcohol deliveries from retailers to a...

The Buzz Meadery finds sweet spot in Berlin

Nov. 07, 2021 09:06 AM EST

BERLIN, Md. (AP) — Brett and Meghan Hines, both full-time teachers at Indian River High School, opened The Buzz Meadery in Berlin during the COVID-19 pandemic. Brett Hines said they signed their life away before the pandemic hit, which left them no choice but to open. ...