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Workers harvest Petit Verdot grapes in the vineyard of Casale del Giglio, in Latina, near Rome, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020.  Change can come slowly to Italy’s centuries-old wine industry, but in a matter of months the global pandemic radically altered the path from vine to table, beginning with the fall harvest. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

AP PHOTOS: Italian grape harvest plows on through pandemic

Sep. 19, 2020 3:45 AM EDT

LATINA, Italy (AP) — Change can come slowly to Italy’s centuries-old wine industry, but the coronavirus pandemic has radically altered the path from vine to table in a matter of months, beginning with the fall harvest. At the Casale Del Giglio winery in the Agro Pontino area south of Rome, a group...

Nevada COVID-19 panel OKs reopening bars in Las Vegas, Elko

Sep. 17, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bars in and around Las Vegas will be allowed to reopen after this weekend with limited capacity, distance between customers and facial coverings all around, following action Thursday by a Nevada coronavirus response task force. The panel decided that drinking establishments can also...

Black-owned franchise of wineries opens first Ky location

Sep. 13, 2020 11:35 AM EDT

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — There’s nothing like it in Elizabethtown. That’s what everyone kept telling Charlie Watkins when he began searching for places for the franchisee location of Waters Edge Wineries he signed on for last year. He wanted to open a business he could run with his...

Bars stay closed in Vegas, open in Pahrump; Reno next week

Sep. 10, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Bars, taprooms, wineries and breweries will remain closed in Las Vegas but can reopen as early as next week in the Reno-Sparks area under strict guidelines intended to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a state task force decided Thursday. Drinking establishments in rural Pahrump were given...

Sisolak reviewing some virus limits, urges Labor Day caution

Sep. 3, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak said he is reviewing whether to ease rules on religious gatherings, youth sports and business gatherings restricted because of the coronavirus, but has pleaded in the meantime for Nevadans to avoid large family gatherings over Labor Day weekend. The governor said at a...

FILE - In the March 28, 2017, file photo, wines from the Next Chapter Winery, of New Prague, Minn., and Alexis Bailly Vineyard, of Hastings, Minn., are displayed at a news conference outside the federal courthouse in Minneapolis. A federal judge struck down a Minnesota law Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, that required wineries in the frosty state to use mostly Minnesota-grown grapes, in a ruling that could have implications for other cold-climate wine-producing states. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski, File)

Judge allows Minnesota wineries to use out-of-state grapes

Sep. 1, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has struck down a Minnesota law that required wineries in the frosty state to use mostly Minnesota-grown grapes, in a ruling that could have implications for other cold-climate wine-producing states. U.S. District Judge Wilhelmina Wright ruled Monday that the state Farm...

China blocks Australian supplier's barley amid trade spats

Sep. 1, 2020 7:35 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China suspended barley imports from an Australian supplier on Tuesday amid spreading trade disputes between the two sides. Shipments from CBH Grain Pty. Ltd. were found to be contaminated by pests, the customs agency announced. Chinese authorities have told Australia “to improve its...

A waiter carriers a check to a patron seated in a tent in the parking lot of Clafoutis restaurant on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The tent was rented after indoor seating was banned due to COVID-19, leaving only a handful of patio tables available. Patrons still pick up to-go orders inside. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

New Mexico high court upholds health orders over businesses

Aug. 26, 2020 9:00 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court upheld the authority of the state health secretary to restrict or close businesses because of the coronavirus pandemic, in a unanimous 4-0 decision Wednesday spurred by restrictions on indoor dining at restaurants. In the decision announced by Justice...

Dairy Farmers brand milk is displayed at a supermarket in Sydney, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. Australia's government announced on Tuesday it proposed to block Kirin Holdings Co.'s 45.6 billion yen ($430 million) sale of its Australian beverage unit to a Chinese company in a development likely to increase strain on Chinese-Australian relations. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Australia blocks Kirin's $430M sale of business to Chinese

Aug. 25, 2020 12:39 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's government announced on Tuesday it proposed to block Kirin Holdings Co.'s 45.6 billion yen ($430 million) sale of its Australian beverage unit to a Chinese company in a development likely to increase strain on Chinese-Australian relations. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Enrique Hernandez, right, celebrates with Joc Pederson, front left, after hitting a three-run home run as Colorado Rockies catcher Elias Diaz, back left, looks away during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Dodgers pound 7 homers, beat Rockies 11-3 to finish sweep

Aug. 23, 2020 8:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kiké Hernández hit a three-run drive, crossed the plate and motioned taking a 3-point jumper in a tribute to Kobe Bryant on what would have been the late NBA superstar's 42nd birthday. “It's probably one of those that I'll always remember,” Hernández said....