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Stories with subject: Beverages
  • Near DC, Virginia's Middleburg offers wine country getaway story has photos
    Updated: Sep-02-15 12:36 pm

    MIDDLEBURG, Virginia - Virginia is home to more than 250 wineries, from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay. The state's Middleburg area, in Loudoun County, has two dozen wineries alone, and it's so close to Washington that it calls itself "DC's Wine Country." Middleburg is about an hour's drive from Washington, D.C., or about 24 miles (39 kilometers) from Washington Dulles International Airport- perfect for a day trip or long weekend. Just in time for fall, October is Virginia Wine Month with special events to take in autumn foliage and milder weather.

  • Harpoon Brewery using Charles River water for new beer 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 9:04 am

    BOSTON - Boston-based Harpoon Brewery is using water from the Charles River to brew a new batch of beer.

  • Cake, cocktail win top food awards for State Fair of Texas 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 7:34 am

    DALLAS - A fancy carrot cake and a bacon-savory cocktail have won top food awards as vendors prepare for the 2015 State Fair of Texas.

  • Sheetz to offer 'premium' experience' with specialty coffees 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 12:10 pm

    ALTOONA, Pennsylvania - A Pennsylvania-based convenience store is offering a new line of specialty coffees at more than 500 stores.

  • Fargodome Authority decides against booze at Bison games 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 8:02 am

    FARGO, North Dakota - The board that oversees the Fargodome has changed its mind about allowing alcohol inside the facility during North Dakota State University football games.

  • Wine train issues apology to black women booted from train story has photos
    Updated: Aug-25-15 11:46 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - The Napa Valley Wine Train issued an apology Tuesday to a book club that includes mostly black women who said they were booted from a tasting tour because of their race.

  • Utah liquor board pushes off decision on mini-bottle sales 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 4:43 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - State liquor regulators have pushed off a decision about granting special permission for a distillery to sell its brandy in sample sizes, arguing the move is too drastic for them to make without having lawmakers weigh in first.

  • Hospital wants confiscated wine slated for destruction 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 2:41 pm

    WEST CHESTER, Pennsylvania - A suburban Philadelphia hospital wants to save more than 1,000 bottles of expensive wine that the state plans to dump.

  • Wine train issues apology to black women booted from train 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 2:40 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - The Napa Valley Wine Train issued an apology Tuesday to a book club that includes mostly black women who said they were booted from a tasting tour because of their race.

  • Japan delivers whiskey to space station_ for science story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 1:49 pm

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - Spirits arrived at the International Space Station on Monday. Not the ghostly ones, but the kind you drink -- distilled spirits.

  • Auburn graduates first class from brewing program 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 8:52 am

    OPELIKA, Alabama - Auburn University faculty and doting families gathered at Red Clay Brewing Company in Opelika to celebrate the graduation of 14 nontraditional students who made up the school's inaugural Brewing Science and Operations graduate certificate program.

  • 1 year after San Francisco Bay's biggest quake in decades 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 2:52 pm

    The 6.0 magnitude quake that woke the placid wine town of Napa at 3:20 a.m. on Aug. 24, 2014 was the strongest quake to hit the San Francisco Bay area in a quarter-century. It killed one person and injured 200 as bricks and furniture - and wine bottles - toppled onto sleeping families. One year later, the signs of lingering damage are minimal - a wobbly winery building here, a shrouded, Victorian-era downtown facade awaiting repairs there.

  • Back-to-school means new scholarships, more breakfast 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 10:47 am

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - Teachers and students heading back to school will notice a buffet of new education programs thanks to a busy session of the Nevada Legislature this spring. From perks to help fight the state's severe teacher shortage to a brand new scholarship for college students in need, here are things to look out for:

  • Restaurant on Central Arkansas campus plans to sell alcohol 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 2:08 pm

    CONWAY, Arkansas - The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees has approved a lease for an on-campus restaurant that plans to sell alcohol.

  • Expect good year from Texas wineries amid wet weather 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 1:35 pm

    COMFORT, Texas - On May 23, Bending Branch Winery in Comfort received 13 inches of rain in 12 hours, says John Rivenburgh, Bending Branch's director of winery and vineyard management.

  • Packers unveil development plans for area near Lambeau Field 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 9:28 pm

    GREEN BAY, Wisconsin - The Packers unveiled plans Thursday for a new business district west of Lambeau Field, a development that will feature a four-star hotel, brewery and restaurant, and a 10-acre public plaza.

  • Jake Johnson on "Digging for Fire" and batting sixth 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 2:25 pm

    LOS ANGELES - This story begins with a rusty gun, a license plate and a bone of unknown origin.

  • Starbucks, Panera tweak pumpkin spice latte formulas story has photos
    Updated: Aug-17-15 7:49 pm

    SEATTLE - The pumpkin spice latte battle is heating up just in time for fall.

  • Oregon winery owner wants gravel mine near Oakridge 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 6:13 am

    OAKRIDGE, Oregon - An Oregon winery owner and his investors are asking Lane County to redesignate forestland near Oakridge so he can open a gravel mine.

  • Drought brings early harvest in California's wine country 
    Updated: Aug-16-15 5:19 pm

    HEALDSBURG, California - In Northern California's wine country, the 2015 harvest has arrived shockingly early, amid years of drought that have progressively shifted vines' growing season earlier into the year.

  • EXCHANGE: Local breweries eye craft beer legislation 
    Updated: Aug-16-15 10:40 am

    CRYSTAL LAKE, Illinois - As the craft beer industry continues to evolve, new business owner Mike Dallas of Scorched Earth Brewing Company said progress certainly has been made both near and far, but there's still a long way to go.

  • Delaware Brew Bus taps niche in rising alcohol tourism 
    Updated: Aug-16-15 9:04 am

    DOVER, Delaware - Breweries, wineries and distilleries are booming in Delaware, as artisans seek to capitalize on the widespread popularity of craft booze.

  • Breweries transforming office parks into a hopping scene 
    Updated: Aug-15-15 9:02 am

    WASHINGTON - It's 86 degrees outside, but in the dank walkways between the towering stainless steel tanks of Atlas Brew Works, the temperature hovers somewhere between Bikram-yoga hot and Mojave Desert sweltering.

  • Court rejects privacy argument in homebrew case 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 2:37 pm

    JUNEAU, Alaska - A state appeals court has rejected a Scammon Bay man's argument that Alaska's constitutional right to privacy entitled him to make a small amount of homebrew for personal use at home.

  • YOPO: New Jersey brewer releasing Pope Francis-inspired beer 
    Updated: Aug-14-15 6:34 am

    CAPE MAY, New Jersey - A New Jersey brewery is releasing a limited edition beer to commemorate Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia next month.