| Nov 27, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Connecticut's dairy farmers are stubborn people. And that's a very good thing, considering they're fighting what some fear could be a losing battle against Big Agriculture, constantly rising expenses, and a Congress mired in partisan gridlock.
| Jan 27, 2013
You know the beverage industry is running scared when it feels driven to mount an all-out campaign against a New York City law passed last year banning the sale of super-size sodas and sugary drinks. But it's beyond shameless when that effort includes...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:18 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After more than a year's delay, American schools will soon see new U.S. government rules targeting the kinds of snacks sold to students, a move nutritionists say could play an important role in fighting childhood obesity.
| Feb 21, 2013
| 11:48 AM
Foreigners are still loving on American wine, especially if it’s from California, pushing U.S. vino exports to a record $1.4 billion in 2012.
Wine shipments out of the country grew for the third straight year in a 2.6% boost, according to the Wine...
| Mar 11, 2013
The Lehigh Valley may be attached to its legacy as a place that makes stuff — steel, cement, Mack Trucks, etc.
But the rest of the world, it seems, has come to see the region as something quite different: a distribution hub.
This happens to be a...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 12:33 PM
MAIPU, Argentina - Ten minutes in the orchard and already my hands felt raw. How do they do this all day without gloves, I wondered, shuffling my feet for a better foothold in Argentina's sandy clay.
It was Thursday, the day we'd expected to be tasting...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 2:31 PM
The beverage industry and many other Big Apple businesses were celebrating Monday after a New York state judge halted a ban on large sugary drinks a day before it was scheduled to go into effect.
The regulation, initiated by New York City Mayor...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Jon Bonné’s new book, “The New California Wine: A guide to the producers and wines behind a revolution in taste,” is a wonderful, engaging read with an actual narrative and a cast of characters who think outside the box, care about...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 11:22 AM
BEIJING -- Revelations by a New Zealand dairy company that its exports could contain toxic bacteria have sent shock waves across Asia -- perhaps nowhere more so than in China, where officials announced a recall of potentially tainted powdered milk over...
| Aug 30, 2013
Americans might soon need to get used to apple or grape juice as their breakfast drink of choice — unless, that is, they're willing to pay exorbitant prices for orange juice. Or maybe scientists, plant breeders and farmers will manage to save the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:08 AM
Although I have never been to Australia, the country’s wines and culture have fascinated me for some time.
Recently I moderated a Australian wine dinner at the Town Point Club in Norfolk. In preparation for the evening, I did a lot of reading...