| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 12:31 PM
The beverage industry is claiming victory after a New York City judge on Monday overturned a ban on super-size sodas and sugary drinks Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg had championed as a way to combat obesity among residents. But the battle is hardly over. Mr....
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 12:01 PM
The beginning of a new school year means many challenges for our children, such as: new teachers and learning about new subjects. During this time, it is important that our children can count on a healthy breakfast that includes dairy products to ensure...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 12:11 PM
We already know the dangers of drinking our favorite paintbrush cleaner, but now there's a new wrinkle. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (those troublemakers) have found a carcinogen in the caramel coloring that the soft drink industry...
| Jan 15, 2012
A few months before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, I read a blog post by an Atlantic Monthly correspondent about Chinese wine.
I grew up outside New York City, where I ate hundreds of pounds of lo mein and pork-fried rice but didn't see, taste...
| Dec 9, 2011
Robert Lawrence Balzer, a wine critic and educator who wrote an influential column in The Times for three decades during a career that stretched from the post-Prohibition era through the explosion of the California wine industry he championed, has died....
| Mar 20, 2012
Nathan L. Chroman, a Beverly Hills attorney and wine enthusiast who wrote an influential weekly column for the Los Angeles Times during the rise of the California wine industry in the 1970s and '80s, has died. He was 83.
Chroman, who contracted polio...
| Apr 22, 2011
Jess Jackson, a man who knew how to pick winners, whether they were thoroughbred racehorses or vineyards, died of cancer Thursday at his wine country estate in Geyserville, Calif. He was 81.
Jackson was a wine industry visionary who developed the...