Wine

In this photo taken Jan. 25, 2019, Joe Ibrahim, head winemaker at Willamette Valley Vineyards in Turner, Ore., displays a bottle of rose of pinot noir made from grapes grown in southern Oregon that a California winemaker canceled a contract on purchasing just before harvest, claiming they were tainted by wildfire smoke. A federal agency approved the label for the wine, which four Oregon wineries collaborated on to save the winegrowers from financial ruin, just before the government shutdown, but label applications for chardonnay and pinot noir made from the salvaged grapes are among a huge backlog at the federal agency awaiting approval. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
January 30, 2019 - 2:44 pm
TURNER, Ore. (AP) — 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. Two Oregon wineries stepped in to...
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In this Dec. 4, 2018 photo released by the Metropolitan Opera, conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin acknowledges the crowd at a curtain call following the new production premiere of Verdi's "La Traviata," at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. (Jonathan Tichler/Metropolitan Opera via AP)
December 05, 2018 - 2:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Yannick Nezet-Seguin took the rare step of bringing the entire orchestra on stage for curtain calls following his first performance as just the third music director in the Metropolitan Opera's 135-year-history. The 43-year-old Canadian led Tuesday night's premiere of a new...
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FILE--In this Feb. 23, 2004, file photo, winemaker David Lett savors the bouquet from a glass of Pinot Noir at his Eyrie Vinyards home in Dundee, Ore. Officials in Oregon and at a U.S. government agency are similarly finicky, and have told a California winery to back off its claims it makes an Oregon pinot noir. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, file)
November 28, 2018 - 7:59 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — 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 that it makes an Oregon pinot. Copper Cane, a Napa Valley...
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U.S President Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron during ceremonies at the Arc de Triomphe Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 in Paris. Over 60 heads of state and government were taking part in a solemn ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the mute and powerful symbol of sacrifice to the millions who died from 1914-18. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool)
November 13, 2018 - 8:06 pm
PARIS (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump is partly right but far from completely correct when he says that France's "big tariffs" make it hard for American vintners to sell their wines to the French. Wrong because customs duties on imported wines are applied not by France but by the European Union...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2004, file photo San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, left, Gordon Getty, center, and Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown, right, enjoy a pre-dinner glass of wine during a hospitality event of the Napa Valley Wine Auction at the PlumpJack Winery in Oakville, Calif. Plumpjack was co-founded by Newsom with financial backing from Getty, the heir to an oil fortune. Newsom, the front-runner in the race for California governor, is adamant he won't sell his interests but otherwise is deferring decisions about how to handle potential conflicts until after the election. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
October 28, 2018 - 1:31 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — 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. His company, PlumpJack Group, owns wineries, bars, restaurants, hotels and liquor stores that operate in California. Issues...
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October 10, 2018 - 12:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A former domestic employee of Goldman Sachs President David Solomon killed himself on the same day he was expected to plead guilty to charges that he stole over $1 million of rare wine from his boss, authorities said. Nicolas DeMeyer, 41, jumped to his death from the 33rd floor of...
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FILE--In this Feb. 23, 2004, file photo, winemaker David Lett savors the bouquet from a glass of Pinot Noir at his Eyrie Vinyards home in Dundee, Ore. Some Oregon lawmakers and winery owners are scrambling to help a dozen vineyards owners who face having 2,000 tons of grapes wither on the vine, unsold, after a California winemaker abruptly cancelled contracts to buy them, claiming they were tainted from some from the summer's wildfires.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)
October 04, 2018 - 7:57 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — 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...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1976 file photo, Honolulu newsman Bob Barr sets up shop on the porch of his hotel room on the island of Ponape in Micronesia. Robert Barr, a longtime reporter and editor for The Associated Press in the U.K. from the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 to the death of Stephen Hawking earlier this year, has died after a brief battle with cancer it was announced on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. He was 71. (AP Photo, file)
August 31, 2018 - 4:44 am
LONDON (AP) — Robert Barr, a longtime reporter and editor for The Associated Press in London who covered major news events ranging from the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 to the death of Stephen Hawking this year, has died after a brief battle with cancer. He was 71. One of the longest-serving AP...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1976 file photo, Honolulu newsman Bob Barr sets up shop on the porch of his hotel room on the island of Ponape in Micronesia. Robert Barr, a longtime reporter and editor for The Associated Press in the U.K. from the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 to the death of Stephen Hawking earlier this year, has died after a brief battle with cancer it was announced on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. He was 71. (AP Photo, file)
August 30, 2018 - 7:09 pm
LONDON (AP) — Robert Barr, a longtime reporter and editor for The Associated Press in London who covered major news events ranging from the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 to the death of Stephen Hawking this year, has died after a brief battle with cancer. He was 71. One of the longest-serving AP...
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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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