| Dec 27, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Ellen Valentino and the beverage Industry are entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts ("Ulman drink ban is heavy-handed," Dec. 18).
Ms. Valentino's assertion that the beverage industry has "voluntarily removed full-calorie soft drinks...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 9:35 AM
A bill meant to boost recycling of drink cans and bottles by charging a nickel deposit on them died in the House Environmental Matters Committee Monday.
The measure, HB1085, sponsored by the committee's chairwoman, Del. Maggie McIntosh, a Baltimore city...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Unlike those of us who merely sip wine and try to appreciate it, Paul Lukacs has channeled his passion for the drink into a second career, one in which he's increasingly recognized as one of this country's most authoritative voices on the topic.
| Oct 31, 2012
| 5:44 AM
Connecticut is a tough place to grow wine grapes, and state officials are now investigating allegations that a few of our wineries are cheating.
The suspicion is that some of Connecticut's 34 licensed wineries are skirting a state law that requires at...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 9:23 AM
EL MONTE -- Voters sharply rejected sugary-drinks tax measures in two California cities.
In El Monte, 76.8% of voters rejected the tax.
The measure would have charged a one-cent tax for every ounce of sugary drink sold within the San Gabriel Valley...
| 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...