| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Connecticut’s increasingly popular wine industry appears to stand alone among U.S. wine-growing states, and not necessarily in a good way.
Our law allows as much as 75 percent of the grapes used in a “Connecticut” wine to come from...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:36 PM
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro on Wednesday introduced legislation to impose a federal tax on soda and other sugary drinks, a proposal designed to curb obesity, diabetes, and the resulting health care costs.
The bill proposes an excise tax based on sugar...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 9:29 PM
Will Radcliff, 74, who built a multimillion-dollar global business from flavored, icy Slush Puppie drinks, died Thursday in Cincinnati of complications from a recent fall, his family said.
Radcliff was a natural salesman who once peddled vacuum cleaners...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Bottled water is usually a waste of money and, beyond that, an environmental mess. American buy 50 billion bottles of water each year, and recycle less than one-fourth of those bottles. It’s a tremendous source of landfill waste, but worse, 17...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 2:56 PM
The Monterey Park Night Market (MPK Night Market) series will kick off Friday at 5 p.m. at Barnes Park. The event will include street food from more than 25 food trucks and booths, art exhibitions during the first MPK Art Walk, live entertainment,...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:25 AM
The latest food scandal in China is spreading fast, dragging in U.S. coffee chain Starbucks, Burger King Worldwide Inc and others, as well as McDonald's products as far away as Japan.
McDonald's Corp and KFC's parent Yum Brands Inc apologized to Chinese...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
New advances in wine technology are great news for people who thrive on variety and experimentation. With more Baltimore-area restaurants adopting an array of advanced wine-dispensing systems — from kegs to devices that allow wine to be poured...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 6:24 PM
It was raining when I landed at Bordeaux's airport, and I couldn't find the shuttle bus. Claudia, from Santa Barbara and studying at the University of Bordeaux, came to my rescue.
How did she like living here?
"I love it," she said. "I think it...
| Aug 11, 2014
To Pamela Paulsen, school bake sales aren't about promoting obesity and peddling brownies to impressionable children.
They're chances to teach kids about leadership skills, helping others and moderation.
"I'd rather have them give back to society with...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 11:54 AM
General Mills said Monday it would take new steps to combat climate change, including expanding its emission reduction targets to include its vast network of suppliers and contractors.
About two-thirds of General Mills’ greenhouse gas emissions...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Kraft Foods Group Inc. posted weaker-than-anticipated sales and profit for the second quarter on Wednesday, which it blamed on higher prices turning off some shoppers and its own bad bets on ingredient prices.
“There’s no question that...