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Crash spills hundreds of wine bottles on freeway in Chicago

Aug. 6, 2019 6:41 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A crash involving two semi-trucks scattered hundreds of bottles of wine on a freeway in Chicago. The crash happened early Tuesday along a stretch of Interstate 94 named the Bishop Ford Freeway on the city's South Side. One of the trailers carrying cases of wine was ripped open. The Chicago...

Vineyard fined $3.7M after bulldozing California wetland

Aug. 3, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — California regulators say a Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur and winemaker has agreed to pay $3.76 million in penalties after his company bulldozed a protected wetland and filled in a stream bed to build a vineyard in Mendocino County. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports...

State representative resigns after casting vote for speaker

Jul. 24, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee lawmaker has resigned from the state legislature, saying he needs to spend more time with his family and tend to his winery business. News outlets report 59-year-old Rep. Bill Sanderson, R-Kenton, announced his retirement would take effect at noon Wednesday. He was...

French government reports clear ex-minister of over-spending

Jul. 23, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Two reports have cleared the former No. 2 in the French government of excessive spending a week after Francois de Rugy resigned as environment minister. The reports by the prime minister's office and France's parliament were made public Tuesday and ordered after a week of French media reports...

Swiss celebrate once-in-a-generation winegrowers' festival

Jul. 19, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

VEVEY, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss residents and tourists alike are partying like they haven't since 1999. The town of Vevey has kicked off the 12th "Fete des Vignerons," or Winemakers Festival, the latest installment in a centuries-old tradition of celebrating vineyard workers — which nowadays takes...

Taste of the Tour: Moonlight wine and 'Beautiful Girls'

Jul. 11, 2019 2:14 PM EDT

KAYSERSBERG, France (AP) — Training according to the solar and lunar cycles has never helped any Tour de France contender climb a mountain faster, or seize the yellow jersey. Moon science is more rewarding when it comes to the art of winemaking. In the Alsace region visited by the peloton this week,...

Prosecco hills inscribed on Unesco World Heritage list

Jul. 7, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy's northeastern Conegliano and Valdobbiadene hills, home to the world-famous sparkling wine prosecco, have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee, meeting in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Sunday congratulated Italy and its Prosecco region, located in the...

AP PHOTOS: Museum toasts history of California wine

Jun. 29, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

OAKVILLE, Calif. (AP) — At a spacious Victorian in the heart of California's Napa Valley, light glows from the windows as guests inside study old tools and taste new wines. 1881 Napa, a wine history museum and tasting salon, opened this month in Oakville, about 60 miles (97 kilometers) north of San...

AP PHOTOS: Spanish town hosts annual wine battle

Jun. 29, 2019 7:08 AM EDT

HARO, Spain (AP) — Getting drenched with red wine might not be everyone's idea of fun, but it is the idea behind one of Spain's most popular — and unusual — fiestas. The town of Haro staged the annual Wine Battle in Spain's Rioja wine-growing region on Saturday. Organizers say the aim is to...

Wine and Jazz fest set for this weekend

Jun. 27, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A wine and jazz music festival is scheduled for this weekend in West Virginia's capital city. Brass bands will play and wine will be served Saturday on the lawn of the University of Charleston as part of FestivALL's event series. The festival runs from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will...