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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...

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...

Wine spat: Italy heir accuses Sting of slander, flat apology

Aug. 31, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The heir of a late duke who sold Sting his Tuscan winery 25 years ago says the singer has hit a flat note with a lame apology for comments the family deems slanderous. The juicy celebrity dispute has spilled onto the pages of Italian newspapers. Sting told...

Worker death leads to $11K fine for Dundee winery

Aug. 06, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Agency said this week it has fined a Dundee winery $11,100 for alleged violations of confined space rules after an investigation into the death of a worker. A worker at Corus Estates & Vineyards LLC, also...

Virginia vineyard invests in agriculture, community

Jul. 25, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

MADISON, Va. (AP) — “Exquisite” best describes a recent Friday afternoon in Madison County spent sitting with good company, waning sunshine and handy beverages—and a stunning view of blue mountains layered on the horizon. At Revalation Vineyards, the magnificent...

Smoke, extreme heat pose harsh test for West Coast vineyards

Jul. 10, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

TURNER, Ore. (AP) — The heat wave that recently hit the Pacific Northwest subjected the region’s vineyards to record-breaking temperatures nine months after the fields that produce world-class wine were blanketed by wildfire smoke. But when temperatures began climbing...

Washington wine giant Ste. Michelle sold for $1.2 billion

Jul. 09, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has been sold for about $1.2 billion to a private equity firm by its parent, the tobacco company Altria. Woodinville-based Ste. Michelle describes itself as the nation’s third largest wine company, farming nearly 30,000 acres...

Bubbly supply halted after Moscow says champagne is Russian

Jul. 05, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — For most aficionados, a sparkling wine can be called champagne only if it comes from the region of France with that name and is made under certain regulations. A new Russian law makes the counter-claim that the word can be used only for Russian wine. The...

Vermont vineyard acquires existing Addison County vineyard

Jun. 27, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — Shelburne Vineyard has acquired Lincoln Peak Vineyard about 24 miles south in New Haven. It plans to open the Addison County winery's tasting room on July 9 for the summer and fall, the Burlington Free Press reported. “We...

States hesitant to adopt digital COVID vaccine verification

Jun. 26, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

Customers wanting to wine, dine and unwind to live music at the City Winery's flagship restaurant in New York must show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination to get in. But that's not required at most other dining establishments in the city. And it's not necessary at other City Winery sites around...