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About 75 people gather at Area 51 gate, 2 people detained

Sep. 20, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

HIKO, Nev. (AP) — About 75 people arrived early Friday at a gate at the once-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada — at the time appointed by an internet hoaxster to "storm" the facility to see space aliens — and at least two were detained by sheriff's deputies. The "Storm Area 51"...

World's top brewer revives listing plans, halves IPO size

Sep. 17, 2019 8:03 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — AB InBev, the world's largest brewer that produces Budweiser and Corona, on Tuesday revived plans to list its Asian business in Hong Kong but halved the size of its initial public offering to $4.8 billion. The move comes two months after it temporarily shelved plans to raise $9.8 billion...

No-spray zones divide French farmers from anxious neighbors

Sep. 11, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — When tractors laden with pesticides and other chemicals start spraying the vineyards that produce fruity Bordeaux wines, Marie-Lys Bibeyran's phone starts to ring. "People call me and say, 'I was on my terrace having lunch and we had to rush inside, the kids were in the swimming pool,'" says...

Sazerac House celebrates New Orleans cocktail culture

Sep. 10, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Visitors to New Orleans who want to learn more about cocktails will soon have a new place to go. No, it's not another bar. The Sazerac Company, a Louisiana-based spirits maker, is opening the Sazerac House on October 2. Described as an "immersive exploration of the spirited culture of...

Like wine from France's Rhone Valley? Head to Walla Walla

Sep. 9, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — Southeastern Washington has been producing high-quality wines for decades. But in the past five years, the wineries of the Walla Walla Valley have drawn international accolades for the reds — particularly syrahs — produced from the unique soil just across the border...

Judge orders Anheuser-Busch to halt 'corn syrup' labels

Sep. 4, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

Big beer is still duking it out over corn syrup. A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop using Bud Light packaging that implies rival brews made by MillerCoors contain corn syrup. The order extends an injunction issued in May that barred Anheuser-Busch from making those claims in television,...

'London literary pub' tour brings writers and writing home

Sep. 3, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A bartender asks Gavin Smith whether he fancies a citrus pale ale or Kolsch-style lager at the Newman Arms — a London pub dating back to 1730. The 47-year-old Liphook, England, resident makes his choice, then walks to a spot where writer George Orwell reportedly drank his favorite...

Virginia whiskey maker settles with Scotch whisky group

Aug. 30, 2019 5:48 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Virginia distillery is toasting the end of a lawsuit alleging that it improperly tried to pass off American whiskey as Scotch. The Scotch Whisky Association alleged in federal court in Delaware that Virginia Distillery Co. engaged in false and deceptive labelling of whiskey sold...

Brew the years: Beer fans 'CANvention' opens in New Mexico

Aug. 29, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In middle school, Dan Scoglietti rode his bike through Chicago, picking up old beer cans with his twin brother, Ed. It was an odd hobby for a pre-teen in the 1970s that turned into a lifetime pursuit. "We'd go to junior high and trade beer cans," says Scoglietti, now 57. "Today, I...

Beer can enthusiasts head to New Mexico for 'CANvention'

Aug. 27, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of beer can collectors are heading to New Mexico for a "CANvention." The Albuquerque Journal reports the Brewery Collectibles Club of America is scheduled Thursday to start celebrating different types of beer cans at its three-day national gathering at the Albuquerque...