Food & Wine

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.
Life & Style Organic industry clout grows with consumer demand Organic industry clout grows with consumer demand
WASHINGTON (AP) — The organic industry is gaining clout on Capitol Hill, prompted by rising consumer demand and its entry into traditional farm states.

But that isn't going over well with everyone in Congress.
Life & Style Inslee signs bills on alcohol at theaters, markets Inslee signs bills on alcohol at theaters, markets
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a handful of measures making it easier for certain businesses to serve alcohol.

Two of the bills signed Tuesday create licenses that permit theaters to sell wine and beer, or beer wine and hard liquor, to patrons 21 and over.
Life & Style WSU hops researchers take turn at Calif. brewery WSU hops researchers take turn at Calif. brewery
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Washington State University researchers who focus on production of hops in the state are turning more of their attention to the final product: beer.

Two WSU scientists spent three days in March learning brewing techniques from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico, Calif.
Life & Style Louisville distillery joins Kentucky Bourbon Trail Louisville distillery joins Kentucky Bourbon Trail
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is expanding to include a small distillery that's tucked in the shadows of skyscrapers in downtown Louisville.

Heaven Hill Distilleries' new distillery will become the eighth stop on the popular tourist attraction that has drawn more than 2.
Life & Style Idaho spud giant bets on biotech potatoes Idaho spud giant bets on biotech potatoes
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A dozen years after a customer revolt forced Monsanto to ditch its genetically engineered potato, an Idaho company aims to resurrect high-tech spuds.

This month, tuber processing giant J.R. Simplot Co. asked the U.S. government to approve five varieties of biotech potatoes.
Life & Style 2013 James Beard restaurant and chef award winners 2013 James Beard restaurant and chef award winners (Photo Gallery)
NEW YORK (AP) — The winners of the 2013 James Beard Foundation restaurant and chef awards announced Monday are:

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NATIONAL CHEF AWARDS:

— Outstanding Restaurant

Blue Hill in New York City

— Outstanding Chef

David Chang of Momofuku Noodle Bar in New York City

and

Paul Kahan of Blackbird in Chicago

— Best New Restaurant

State Bird Provisions in San Francisco

— Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional

Merry Edwards of Merry Edwards Winery in Sebastopol, Calif
Life & Style Winemakers buying Willamette Valley vineyards Winemakers buying Willamette Valley vineyards
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Winemakers have been buying vineyards in the Willamette Valley.

The Statesman Journal reports the Northwest Wine Company of Dundee bought two vineyards south of Monmouth in Polk County for $3.9 million.