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For food lovers, stocking stuffers begin in the kitchen

Dec. 06, 2021 09:22 AM EST

It's one of my favorite parts of the holiday season: thinking of all the people I’d like to give a little package to, mulling over what that right present should be. This year, perhaps more than any other, it feels pleasurable to treat all of your people to something thoughtful and cheery,...

Alabama native used pandemic downtime to start wine label

Dec. 05, 2021 00:13 AM EST

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Getting paid to drink wine and visit exotic locations doesn’t seem like it could be a career, but that’s exactly how Cullman native Heath Porter describes his job. Porter is the owner of Heathen Wines & Wine Tours, and hosts tours around the...

Authorities begin identifying Michigan plane crash victims

Nov. 14, 2021 14:14 PM EST

BEAVER ISLAND, Mich. (AP) — The four people who died in a plane crash on Michigan's Beaver Island included a real estate agent and a couple who were planning to open a winery and vineyard there, authorities said Sunday. The plane crashed Saturday west of Mackinaw City,...

Cheers! Booze delivery, wine shipments begin in Alabama

Nov. 09, 2021 16:12 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabamians can now get limited quantities of beer, wine and spirits delivered to their homes after the first companies have gotten licensed. Alabama lawmakers this year approved separate bills to allow alcohol deliveries from retailers to a...

Italy-Croatia fight over Prosecco name gets ready to pop

Nov. 03, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

PROSECCO, Italy (AP) — On tiny pockets of terraced terrain overlooking a bay shared by Italy, Slovenia and Croatia, Milos Skabar is reviving a centuries-old winemaking tradition known as Prosekar, which shares roots with its better-known bubbly cousin, Prosecco. But...

Employee death at California winery under investigation

Oct. 14, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) — State workplace safety officials are investigating the death of a worker at a Northern California winery who was found unresponsive near a fermentation tank, authorities said Thursday. Salvador Plaza-Centeno, 61, of Windsor, died Tuesday while...

Kentucky Distillers' Association welcomes new member

Oct. 14, 2021 04:05 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Saddlestone Distillery has become the 46th member of the Kentucky Distillers’ Association, the non-profit trade group that leads the state’s signature bourbon and distilled spirits industry. The Woodford County distillery, founded by Cynthia...

Israeli archaeologists discover ancient winemaking complex

Oct. 11, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

YAVNE, Israel (AP) — Israeli archaeologists on Monday said they have unearthed a massive ancient winemaking complex dating back some 1,500 years. The complex, discovered in the central town of Yavne, includes five wine presses, warehouses, kilns for producing clay...

Mexico's Napa Valley protests against unfettered development

Oct. 09, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Defenders of Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe wine-producing valley protested Saturday against unfettered development they say threatens the area’s environment and agriculture. On Saturday, federal authorities announced they shut down a massive...

California extends cocktails-to-go and outdoor dining rules

Oct. 08, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California moved Friday to extend the sale of cocktails-to-go and keep alcohol service for outdoor dining at parklets as officials try to help restaurants recover from the coronavirus pandemic. “This is a pathway for these businesses to...