Food & Wine

Life & Style Brazilian liquor gets its own name Brazilian liquor gets its own name (Photo Gallery)
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — With Brazil's cool factor rising as the country gears up for next year's soccer World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, producers of the national spirit cachaca hope the hype will push up sales as well.
Life & Style Organic apples, pears to be antibiotic-free Organic apples, pears to be antibiotic-free
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The organic apples you buy in the grocery store will soon be free of a widely used antibiotic.

The National Organic Standards Board late Thursday rejected a petition to allow growers to use the antibiotic oxytetracyline beyond the existing expiration date of Oct. 21, 2014.
Life & Style Jury awards $12M to Fla. billionaire in wine spat Jury awards $12M to Fla. billionaire in wine spat
NEW YORK (AP) - A jury in New York has awarded $12 million in punitive damages to a Florida billionaire in his dispute over pricey wine.

Friday's federal court decision was another victory for William Koch (KOHK').
Life & Style Historic Southern Oregon farm goes no-till Historic Southern Oregon farm goes no-till
CENTRAL POINT, Ore. (AP) — At first glance, the garden at the historic Hanley Farm appears to be fallow under a cover of thick mulch.

But closer inspection reveals rows of garlic and onions planted between the straw mulch layers.
Life & Style Salem man dies in tractor accident at winery
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a worker has died in a tractor accident at an Oregon winery.

Sgt. Michael Holsapple of the Polk County sheriff's office says Ramiro Ruiz-Solis fell off a tractor pulling a sprayer Tuesday at Left Coast Cellars in Rickreall.