Food & Wine

Life & Style Ore. liquor commissioners reject booze surcharge Ore. liquor commissioners reject booze surcharge
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Good news for those who like booze.

The Oregon Liquor Control Commission on Wednesday narrowly rejected placing an additional 25-cent-a-bottle surcharge on the price of distilled spirits.

If the surcharge had passed, it would have raised a projected $16.
Life & Style Target rolling out organic, natural grocery brand Target rolling out organic, natural grocery brand
NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. is planning a new organic and natural store brand as it works to rev up its grocery business.

The big-box retailer said the new brand, called Simply Balanced, will start with drinks and snacks like corn chips on Sunday.
Life & Style New Yorkers going crazy for Cronuts New Yorkers going crazy for Cronuts(Photo Gallery)
Oh the pull of that elusive reservation at the hot new restaurant. And double-oh the sweet and fatty decadence of a well-made dessert. Combine the two foodie emotions and you've got the Cronut.
Life & Style Monsanto: Modified wheat 'isolated occurrence' Monsanto: Modified wheat 'isolated occurrence'
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A genetically modified test strain of wheat that emerged to the surprise of an Oregon farmer last month was likely the result of an accident or deliberate mixing of seeds, the company that developed it said Wednesday.

Representatives for Monsanto Co.
Life & Style Oh, good: The Dunkin' Donuts breakfast sandwich is going national Oh, good: The Dunkin' Donuts breakfast sandwich is going national
Yesterday, you may have heard about a new offering from Dunkin' Donuts that seems too good/horrifying to believe: the Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich, which is like a regular breakfast sandwich...served between two donuts. But it's neither a hoax, nor a rumor -- it's a real thing, and it's coming to a donut shop near you. Of course, there aren't really Dunkin' Donuts near us, but maybe that's for the best.
Life & Style French president's wine auctioned to raise funds French president's wine auctioned to raise funds
PARIS (AP) — In headier times, some of these wines were served at dinner for French presidents and their guests — kings, queens, other heads of state. In today's times of austerity, the Elysee Palace is selling off these vintage bottles.
Life & Style Burger King has made eating even easier with this burger holder/human feed-bag Burger King has made eating even easier with this burger holder/human feed-bag(Video)
Fast food is a blessing for those who are too busy to make their own food -- but what about individuals who are so overwhelmed with things to do that they can't pause long enough to hold their hamburger in their hands and eat it? Burger King has them covered with this with their "hands-free Whopper."
Life & Style Coca-Cola 'Share Happiness' campaign mostly just annoys people with weird names Coca-Cola 'Share Happiness' campaign mostly just annoys people with weird names
Coca-Cola is trying to win over fans with a new European campaign that includes printing personalized bottles of the soda, emblazoned with the 150 most popular names in the UK. Unfortunately, that's rankling the ire of Britons with less-common names. Sorry, Kayla, Tamara, Mohammad, and Lupe.
Life & Style NJ: Bars put cheap booze in premium liquor bottles NJ: Bars put cheap booze in premium liquor bottles
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Twenty-nine bars and restaurants, nearly half of them TGI Fridays, filled premium brand liquor bottles with lower-quality booze and sold it to patrons who thought they were buying the good stuff, authorities said Wednesday.
Life & Style Wine aged in Charleston Harbor being recovered Wine aged in Charleston Harbor being recovered
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A California winery is recovering four cases of Cabernet Sauvignon that have aged on the floor of Charleston Harbor for the past three months.

Mira Winery of St. Helena, Calif.
Life & Style Social media rules given for adult beverage makers Social media rules given for adult beverage makers
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Wine, beer and spirits makers that use social media to promote beverages must abide by new federal guidelines governing the practice.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports (http://bit.
Life & Style Chefs cook, raise money for Boston bombing victims
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing victims joined hundreds of first responders and well-wishers at Fenway Park as dozens of top chefs served fine food and drinks from concession stands in a project intended to raise money for those killed and wounded in the twin explosions.