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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2007 file photo, a worker picks grapes for harvest in the vineyards of Castelcerino, above the village of Soave, Northern Italy. The Italian wine grape harvest season has started with the picking of Pinot and Chardonnay grapes in the northern region of Franciacorta, anticipating a better year after the weak production figures of 2017. (AP Photo/Martino Masotto)
August 10, 2018 - 10:47 am
ROME (AP) — The Italian wine grape harvest season has started with Pinot and Chardonnay grapes in the northern Lombardy's Franciacorta region, with experts anticipating a better year after an especially weak 2017. The Coldiretti agricultural lobby said Friday that it's expecting a 15 percent...
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August 03, 2018 - 9:39 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two patrons of chef Gordon Ramsay's newest restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip were taken to a hospital for treatment for injuries involving a drink. Caesars Entertainment confirmed to The Associated Press Friday that two people were injured at Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen Thursday. The...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, March 30, 2018, bottles of Heineken beer are photographed in Washington, USA. Dutch brewing company Heineken said in a statement Friday Aug, 3, 2018, it is buying a 40 percent stake in the company that controls China’s biggest beer maker, China Resources Beer.(AP Photo/J. David Ake, FILE)
August 03, 2018 - 7:29 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Dutch brewing company Heineken says it's buying a 40 percent stake in the company that controls China's biggest beer maker, China Resources Beer. Heineken said in a statement Friday that it would invest $3.1 billion in the venture as it seeks to expand in the world's biggest beer...
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Samuli Huuhtanen, CEO of Finnish beer brewery Rock Paper Scissors displays a beer bottle labeled with cartoon caricatures depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S President Donald Trump, during an interview with the Associated Press in Helsinki, Saturday, July 14, 2018. A small Finnish craft brewery is paying a humorous tribute to the July 16 Helsinki summit by a limited-edition lager beer depicting cartoon U.S. and Russian presidents on its label with a text urging Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin to settle things "like adults". (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
July 14, 2018 - 4:22 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — A small Finnish craft brewery is paying a humorous tribute to the Helsinki summit. RPS Brewing has issued a limited-edition lager depicting cartoon U.S. and Russian presidents on its label, with text for Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin saying "Let's Settle This Like Adults" and "...
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In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018, photo, Catoctin Creek Distillery whiskey is on display in the tasting room in Purcellville, Va. The European Union on Friday will start taxing a range of U.S. imports, including Harley-Davidson bikes, cranberries, peanut butter, playing cards and whiskey. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
June 21, 2018 - 3:34 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Much of the rye whiskey aging in hundreds of barrels at Catoctin Creek Distillery in Virginia could end up being consumed in Europe, a market the 9-year-old distilling company has cultivated at considerable cost. But an escalating trade dispute has the distillery's co-founder...
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June 18, 2018 - 5:19 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police say three Polish men have drowned after consuming alcohol before swimming in a lake Sunday evening in southwestern Germany. Prosecutors in Frankenthal said Monday the men were seasonal workers who had come to Germany to help with the harvest. Lead prosecutor Hubert Stroeber...
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A selection of mainly British beers are seen for sale in a Wetherspoon pub in North London, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. A major U.K. pub chain will stop serving French Champagne and German wheat beers next month and offer more British drinks to prepare for the country's departure from the European Union. Tim Martin, the founder of the JD Wetherspoon chain and a strong advocate for Brexit, says the aim is to make the business more competitive for when Brexit becomes a reality. (AP Photo/Robert Stevens)
June 13, 2018 - 12:28 pm
LONDON (AP) — A major U.K. pub chain will stop serving French Champagne, Italian Prosecco, and German wheat beers and offer more British drinks ahead of the country's exit from the European Union. Tim Martin, the founder of the JD Wetherspoon chain and a strong advocate for Brexit, said Wednesday...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 file photo, businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, left, serves food to then-Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, center, during dinner at Prigozhin's restaurant outside Moscow, Russia. For many fans of food and football, a World Cup in Russia is unfamiliar territory. Russian cuisine has a reputation for being stodgy, unimaginative fare. While that may have been true for many in the days of Soviet supply shortages, a new generation of Russian in the World Cup’s host cities mix together influences from across Europe and Asia. (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze, Pool, File)
June 07, 2018 - 10:29 am
MOSCOW (AP) — For many fans of food and football, a World Cup in Russia is unfamiliar territory. Russian cuisine has a reputation for being stodgy, unimaginative fare. While that may have been true for many in the days of Soviet supply shortages, a new generation of Russians in the World Cup's host...
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Nick D’Andrea, vice president of public affairs for UPS, hands the first shipments of bourbon whiskey to a UPS delivery driver in Louisville, Ky., Friday, June 1, 2018. Kentucky lawmakers passed a law that allows some tourists to distilleries to ship bottles of bourbon to their home. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)
June 01, 2018 - 1:28 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Until recently, whiskey tourists in Kentucky had been able to sniff the aromas from bourbon-making and sip the finished product during distillery tours. But they weren't allowed to ship bottles home. That modern-day prohibition came to an end earlier this year, and was...
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FILE - In this Wednesday Nov. 13, 2013, file photo, Charlie Downs, the artisanal craft distiller at a new Heaven Hill Distilleries, Louisville, Ky., checks gauges on a still that will produce small batches of whiskey. The whiskey industry on Friday celebrated a new state law allowing some bourbon fans to receive home deliveries, shipped straight from their favorite Kentucky distilleries. Bourbon industry leaders and state officials led by Gov. Matt Bevin participated as the first shipments were sent off for delivery.(AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner, File)
June 01, 2018 - 11:37 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Until now, whiskey tourists in Kentucky have been able to sniff the aromas from bourbon-making and sip the finished product during distillery tours. But they haven't been allowed to ship bottles home. That modern-day prohibition is coming to an end in the state, which...
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