HONG KONG (AP) — In London, Wong Wai-yi misses the taste of home.
A year ago, the 31-year-old musician was in Hong Kong, earning a good living composing for TV and movies and teaching piano. Today, she makes about half as much in London working part-time as a server alongside her musical pursuits.
GENEVA (AP) — Organizers of the World Cup in Qatar have finalized a policy to serve beer with alcohol to soccer fans at stadiums and fan zones in the Muslim-majority country.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would add wine and distilled spirits containers to its struggling recycling program, while giving beverage dealers another option to collect empty bottles and cans, under a measure lawmakers approved Wednesday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Miniature bottles of alcohol could return to liquor stores in deeply religious Utah by the fall, after the state agency that oversees alcohol approved a rule change Tuesday.
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Beer with alcohol is expected to be sold at World Cup stadiums in Qatar but fans may be allowed to take only non-alcoholic drinks to their seats.
FIFA and Qatari organizers are still working on plans to serve all fans who want to drink at games when the tournament starts in November in the Muslim-majority country.
It’s a Jack and Coke with no bartender required.
Coca-Cola Co. said Monday it’s partnering with Brown-Forman Corp., the maker of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, to sell premixed cocktails. The canned Jack and Coke will be sold globally after a launch in Mexico late this year.
For those among us who like a tipple after takeoff, consider this a sign that the world is healing: Many airlines are resuming in-flight meals and alcohol service.
Early on in the pandemic, many airlines completely cut in-flight refreshment offerings (aside from perhaps a hasty water bottle delivery).
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators were wrong to reject a beer label that featured a silhouette of a naked man standing next to a campfire, a federal judge has ruled.
The owners of Maryland-based Flying Dog Brewery argued that the North Carolina Alcohol Beverage Control Commission violated their First Amendment rights by rejecting the label for its Freezin’ Season Winter Ale.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Leaders in the hometown of the University of Mississippi are considering allowing people to drink alcohol openly during city-sponsored events.
The Oxford Eagle reports that alderman are considering a change to city rules allowing bear or wine to be sold by city-approved vendors in fenced-in areas.
New Yorkers could again buy takeout cocktails at restaurants and bars under a proposal Gov. Kathy Hochul boosted Wednesday, although state regulators could end up limiting how much alcohol patrons could buy and when.
DENVER (AP) — Inside the Denver Beer Company’s main production facility in the city’s Sunnyside neighborhood, pallets full of glistening aluminum cans tower over the factory operations. For much of the brewery’s history, those cans have arrived in monthly shipments from Ball Corporation’s manufacturing plant a few miles down the road in Golden.
BERLIN (AP) — The German government's drugs czar has proposed raising the legal age when people can buy beer and wine from 16 to 18, and cracking down on alcohol and tobacco advertising.
Burkhard Blienert told the Welt daily in an interview published Friday that he believes there are “many medical reasons” to increase the purchase age even for lower-strength alcoholic beverages.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's prime minister announced Friday that theaters, cinemas, concert halls, amusement parks, museums and art galleries across the country must close down under new restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has picked Deputy Director Michelle Long to become the next director of the state’s Administrative Office of the Courts.
The court system’s announcement Wednesday comes after current Director Deborah Taylor Tate said earlier this month that she would be leaving her role in early 2022.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A longtime alcohol industry manager has been chosen by Gov. Roy Cooper to lead the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission.
Hank Bauer, a former general manager for Empire Distributors, is the new commission chairman, succeeding A.D.
NEW YORK (AP) — There may be a plethora of adjectives to describe music superstar T-Pain, but boring is never included. So when the idea of writing a book was presented, he knew what he would not be writing: an autobiography.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabamians can now get limited quantities of beer, wine and spirits delivered to their homes after the first companies have gotten licensed.
Alabama lawmakers this year approved separate bills to allow alcohol deliveries from retailers to a person’s home and to allow wineries to ship directly to consumers in the state.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The chairman of the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission has resigned from the board, citing anxiety over the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the agency’s recent challenges with liquor distribution.
Looking to kick back and enjoy the late days of summer with something non-alcoholic? There's been a real transformation going on in the world of non-alcoholic beverages.
Craftspeople, mixologists and scientists have moved well beyond sweet “fake wines” and watery no-alcohol beers.
A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:
Wall Street expects another solid quarterly report card from Coca-Cola.
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Beverage companies Red Bull and Rauch will work together to build a manufacturing, canning and distribution hub in Cabarrus County that will create over 400 jobs, Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday.
Connecticut lawmakers on Thursday approved a long-awaited plan to significantly update the state's so-called “Bottle Bill” for the first time in decades, expanding the list of drink containers requiring a deposit.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabamians will soon be able to have a bottle of pinot noir or chardonnay delivered in the mail after Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday signed wine shipment legislation into law.
State lawmakers approved the bill this session after years of debate.
NEW YORK (AP) — Restaurants in New York City can increase their indoor dining to 75% of capacity starting May 7, in line with the rest of the state, Gov...
DENVER (AP) — People in Colorado may keep celebrating happy hour at home with beverages from their favorite restaurants after the state House passed a measure to extend the sale of to-go cocktails past the duration of coronavirus pandemic...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's U.S. senators have joined a bipartisan push for tax relief for craft brewers and distillers...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s governor tweaked a COVID-19 prevention order Thursday to allow alcoholic beverage sales in most of the state until 11 p...
DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — Deputies at a San Francisco Bay Area jail confiscated 200 gallons of prison-made liquor that inmates were preparing for a Super Bowl party, a sheriff’s official said...
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon is renowned for its craft beer and increasingly for its high-grade marijuana, but the state is keeping the two apart — for now...
Utah liquor authorities have thrown away thousands of gallons of drinkable beer after state law changed to allow higher-alcohol brews...
ASHLAND - Ashland’s only craft beer festival celebrates five years of serving the best of craft beer on the streets of downtown Ashland this summer.
Ashland in Motion’s fifth annual Firkin Fest is set for 1 to 6 p.
Once upon a time, I was a little girl who lived on a farm in north-central Minnesota. Park Rapids was about a half hour farther north of our diversified farm, with cows, sheep, pigs and chickens.
North Augusta will once again be considering an ordinance that would allow public consumption of alcohol in Riverside Village today.
In February, Council tabled the ordinance, which would allow public consumption of alcohol in a defined area bounded by the Brick Pond Park, Georgia Avenue, the Savannah River and Esplanade.
Alise Goodman loves apples.
The 10-year-old Sycamore resident especially loves crushing the fruit to make homemade apple cider and always is excited for the DeKalb County History Center’s annual Fall Festival, where children can make the traditional autumn beverage the old-fashioned way.
If you are in the mood for a little smoked beef cheek or some Taiwanese scallion pancakes and want to wash it down with a chai spice milkshake or a locally made beer, there’s an event loaded with tasty bites that might be up your alley.
DeKALB – An ordinance amendment to give exceptions, through a permitting process, for alcohol sales on Park District grounds was unanimously approved during Thursday’s DeKalb Park District Board meeting.
Falling Sky Brewing, Ninkasi Brewing Co., San Carlos Quince, and WildCraft Cider Works each earned a 2018 Good Food Award, given out Friday at a gala event in San Francisco.
The four Lane County businesses were among the 18 Oregon food and beverage producers who were recognized this year for their dedication to crafting authentic and responsibly produced products.
SIOUX CITY | As Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's food and beverage manager, Michael Hesebeck is expected to be knowledgeable about all types of New Year's Eve wines and spirits.
However, he is definitely not an expert at popping a cork from a champagne bottle during a photo op.
Bar tabs in Bexar County climbed more than 4 percent in October with alcohol receipts surpassing $49 million, data from the Texas comptroller’s office shows.
Bartenders at San Antonio-area restaurants, hotels, bars and music venues poured $49.1 million worth of beer, wine, liquor and cocktails in October, according to the latest available data.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Welcome back to Margaritaville: Singer Jimmy Buffett's childhood home on Thursday backed off a short-lived ban on the sale of pitchers of the drink he made famous...
As an optimistic example of the potential impact of Philadelphia’s own soda tax, Mayor Jim Kenney’s Office this week touted a study of the Berkeley, Calif., sugar-sweetened beverage tax one year after it was enacted.
HARTFORD — A penny-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages would go a long way toward tackling obesity, diabetes and tooth decay in Connecticut, state lawmakers were told Tuesday.
But Republican members of the tax-writing Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee warned that without a dedicated fund to promote better health, the additional revenue would simply bloat the state budget.
Voter turnout was low — 132 of 2,287 registered voters, less than 6 percent — but the outcome of Rossville's special election last week was a resounding "yes" to amending local laws that regulate alcoholic beverage sales.
The latest on restaurant openings, closings, events, food trucks and more in the Triangle and beyond.
Monday is the ribbon cutting and soft opening of Raleigh’s newest rooftop bar and lounge – Level7 -- atop the AC Hotel Raleigh North Hills.
NEEDLES — In one motion the Needles City Council, during the city council meeting on Feb. 14, approved a couple of action items.
The city council accepted the work completed by DMA Green Care Contracting, Inc., for the River’s Edge Golf Course Turf Removal Project.
The TinCaps are planning 31 fireworks shows and have scheduled 10 visits from traveling entertainment acts for the upcoming season, the team announced. Also returning are the popular Webkinz Wednesday, featuring the giveaway of the kids' toy, and Thirsty Thursday, with discounted alcoholic beverages.