PHOTOS: Horses run in centuries-old Spanish fiesta

Europe 05/04/19, 06:37

The chosen few get out of bed at dawn on May 2 to start preparations for what is the most important date in the calendar in the town of Caravaca de la Cruz, in southeastern Spain.Amid yawns, but with plenty of enthusiasm, they take their time plaiting the mane and ...

Legendary Napa Valley vintner John Shafer dies at 94

U.S. 03/04/19, 19:12

Legendary Northern California vintner John Shafer, who was part of a generation that helped elevate sleepy Napa Valley into the international wine powerhouse it is today, has died. He was 94.Shafer Vineyards announced Monday that its founder died Saturday in Napa. A cause of death was not released.Shafer was 48 ...

Bourbon makers want equal treatment on wine bill in Kentucky

U.S. 03/01/19, 01:02

Kentucky's bourbon industry has a bracing message for its home state lawmakers as they consider whether to relax restrictions on wine sales: What's good for California vineyards should also apply to the bluegrass state's signature spirit.The Kentucky Distillers' Association is pushing to have the spirits industry included in a bill ...

New owners plan to move historic riverboat to Ohio winery

U.S. 02/18/19, 13:41

The new owners of Cincinnati's historic Showboat Majestic plan to continue using the double-decker riverboat as an entertainment venue on the Ohio River.Adams County real estate agent Joe Brumley and his wife, Cortnee, bought the country's last floating theater for around $110,000 this month, WCPO-TV reported . Cincinnati had put ...

Shutdown casts pall on effort to help Oregon winegrowers

Business 01/30/19, 14:38

Winegrowers in southern Oregon faced financial ruin after a California winemaker claimed wildfire smoke tainted their grapes and refused to buy them.Now, the rejected fruit that was turned into wine by local vintners is facing another setback.Getting the resulting Oregon wines to markets on time is in doubt because the ...

Prosecco’s bubble shows no sign of bursting

Europe 12/17/18, 05:50

Prosecco, the fruity sparkling wine made in the northeastern hills of Italy is gaining in global popularity — and producers of Champagne, for so long the dominant bubbly wine, are taking note.Prosecco has become the best-selling sparkling wine in the world by volume, and experts say it is eroding the ...

California winery and Oregon meet to defuse labeling dispute

U.S. 11/29/18, 18:54

Oregon regulators and a California winery accused of misrepresenting the Oregon origins of its bestselling pinot noir say they're working to resolve the dispute.The owner and a vice president of Napa Valley's Copper Cane winery flew to Portland to meet Wednesday with the executive director of the Oregon Liquor Control ...

Oregon seeing red in its dispute with California winery

U.S. 11/28/18, 09:03

Pinot noir is one of the finickiest grapes, but with proper nurturing it produces an amazing wine. Officials in Oregon and at a U.S. government agency are similarly finicky, and are stomping on a California winery's claims it makes an Oregon pinot.Copper Cane, a Napa Valley, California, winery sells more ...

Newsom’s California business holdings could pose ethics bind

California 10/28/18, 13:31

Gavin Newsom is the favorite in California's governor's race, and if he's elected his extensive business holdings could present an ethics problem.In this photo taken Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, people walk up Fillmore Street past the Plumpjack Wine & Sprits store toward the Balboa Cafe in San Francisco, part of ...

Red wine meets chocolate raspberry

Nutrition 10/14/18, 23:37

Since now is the time many families are planning their holiday dinner dishes, I'm thinking about my own contributions. Though I have so many ideas floating around in my head, I am testing a few ideas right now and of course, sharing them with you. There are so many options ...

Oregon vineyards face losses as smoke fears kill contracts

California 10/04/18, 20:02

Some Oregon lawmakers and winery owners scrambled Thursday to help a dozen vineyard owners who face the prospect of tons of grapes withering on the vine after a California company abruptly canceled contracts to buy the grapes worth millions of dollars over fears they are tainted by wildfire smoke.Copper Cane, ...

Germany sees biggest wine harvest since ’99 after hot summer

Europe 10/04/18, 06:05

An industry group says German winemakers are on track for their biggest grape harvest in nearly 20 years after a long, hot summer that shriveled many other farmers' crops.The German Wine Institute said Thursday that, with the harvest 95 percent complete, it expects winegrowers to produce 1.07 billion liters (280 ...

Oregon moves to protect wine from false out-of-state labels

California 09/24/18, 16:27

Oregon pinot noir is so popular that some winemakers elsewhere are making false links to the state's viticultural areas for their own wines, and might be breaking the law, experts testified Monday at a hearing at the Capitol.Rep. David Gomberg said he noticed this was a problem when he saw ...

Port wine? Feta? Brexit may spell trouble for famed EU names

Business 09/19/18, 06:29

The scorching late summer sun of northern Portugal is ripening the black, super-sweet grapes that will go to make what European Union rules say is the only wine in the world that can be called port.Winemaking has for centuries been a way of life for many families here in the ...

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