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Winemakers wary of impending tariffs

Jan. 18, 2020 10:02 AM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Most years, January is a month of glory for the wine industry — celebrating the harvest and holiday sales of the previous year and gearing up for the next season. But for U.S. winemakers, January 2020 is a time of panic as the industry girds itself for the Trump...

FILE - This Sept. 19, 2019, file photo, shows a spotted lanternfly at a vineyard in Kutztown, Pa. Penn State researchers estimate the spotted lanternfly is causing some $50 million in damage per year in the state’s hard-hit southeast. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Study: Spotted lanternfly costing Pennsylvania $50M annually

Jan. 16, 2020 5:41 PM EST

The spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest from Asia that is wreaking havoc on valuable trees and vines, is costing the Pennsylvania economy about $50 million and eliminating nearly 500 jobs each year, according to a Penn State study released Thursday. The study represents researchers’ first attempt to...

University of Tennessee to offer wine production workshop

Jan. 6, 2020 4:47 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee's Institute of Agriculture is offering workshops for farmers interested in producing grapes and making wine in the state. The workshops will be held across the state in January and February, the institute said. The schedule includes sessions on Jan. 27 in...

Drag performer and TV star, RuPaul Andre Charles, holds a medal awarded to him during his induction to the California Hall of Fame at the California Museum in downtown Sacramento, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. The host of

RuPaul, Tony Hawk, Maya Angelou join California Hall of Fame

Dec. 11, 2019 2:45 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Drag queen and TV star RuPaul, late poet Maya Angelou and skateboarding legend Tony Hawk were among 10 people inducted Tuesday night into the California Hall of Fame. The others were Brandi Chastain, two-time Women’s World Cup soccer champion and Olympic gold medalist;...

In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, barrels of wine are moved into storage at Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville, Wash. From less than 20 wineries in 1981, the Washington wine industry has grown to more than 1,000 this year. And the growth is likely to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

From modest beginnings, Washington now a force in wine world

Nov. 27, 2019 1:28 AM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — When Craig and Vicki Leuthold opened the Maryhill Winery in 2001, there were about 100 wineries in the state of Washington. That number has since exploded to more than 1,000 wineries this year, and the remarkable growth is likely to continue. Maryhill Winery, just south of the remote...

In this photo taken Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, barrels of wine are moved into storage at Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville, Wash. From less than 20 wineries in 1981, the Washington wine industry has grown to more than 1,000 this year. And the growth is likely to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

From modest beginnings, Washington now a force in wine world

Nov. 27, 2019 1:09 AM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — When Craig and Vicki Leuthold opened the Maryhill Winery in 2001, there were about 100 wineries in the state of Washington. That number has since exploded to more than 1,000 wineries this year, and the remarkable growth is likely to continue. Maryhill Winery, just south of the remote...