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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...

Self-serve wine bar in Louisiana inspired by military can-do

Aug. 29, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

GRETNA, La. (AP) — The wine selection is completely in your hands at Stained Glass Wine House, where a bank of self-serve wine dispensers forms the heart of the operation. You might skip from an Austrian riesling to a Portuguese rosé to a California cabernet. However,...

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...

Smoke, ash, heat and drought hurting Washington agriculture

Aug. 04, 2021 07:59 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — It’s been a tough summer for agriculture across Washington state. Crops like berries have struggled under record heat and drought. Now, some worry about how smoke in August could stunt the growth of some crops should the haze intensify and linger,...

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...

Tucson's Hotel Congress in first phase of renovation plan

Jul. 24, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson's iconic Hotel Congress is getting a revamp that staff say is more than a century in the making. The historic property, which has been closed all of July, is slated to re-open Aug. 12 after the first phase of a $750,000 remodeling effort, the...

Nightclubs elated but doubts cloud England's ‘Freedom Day’

Jul. 18, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Sparkling wine, confetti, a midnight countdown: It’s not New Year’s Eve, but it might as well be for England’s clubbers. After 17 months of empty dance floors, the country’s nightclubs are reopening with a bang. Beginning Monday, face masks will no...

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...