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Wine

They really bless cars in Monterey?

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Holy water at hand, the bishop begins the invocation.

Best looking rides on the block in Monterey this week

To bid or not to bid. That is the question when the auctioneer sternly warns: “You are about to lose the car.”

17 Aug 2016

A week of 8-digit rides (and a few lemons)

It began modestly. California car enthusiasts staged a European-style race on the twisting, tree-lined 17 Mile Drive at Pebble Beach on the Monterey Peninsula. Another local resident organized a companion car show.

12 Aug 2016

Refugee crowned 'wine queen', as German tradition evolves

TRIER, Germany A Syrian refugee has been crowned "wine queen" in Germany, winning a traditional annual honor that used to go to local young women from wine-growing families. | Video

04 Aug 2016

Bolivians honor Mother Earth with celebration

In the Andean city of El Alto indigenous Bolivians gathered at dawn to honor "Pachamama," the goddess of the earth and fertility, on what is known locally as Mother Earth Day. | Video

02 Aug 2016

Hungary's Tokaj wine region revives Jewish heritage

MÁD, Hungary Two plaques put up in the village of Mád last month commemorate the important role Jewish families played in making Hungary's golden Tokaj wine, most of whom perished in the Holocaust.

22 Jul 2016

Bordeaux fine wine fans face higher prices for 2015 vintage

PARIS Fine wine buyers face paying more for top Bordeaux wines as prices for the early 2015 harvest 'primeurs' have jumped more than 20 percent after critics pointed to a particularly good vintage.

05 Jul 2016

Virtual vintners have legs in China, toppling traditional importers

SHANGHAI/HUNTER VALLEY, Australia Wu Zhendong sees himself as something of a wine buff. The 25-year-old lawyer from China's western city of Chengdu is a member of his local wine club, likes to drink Chateauneuf-du-Pape - and now, like many of his peers, buys most of his wine online. | Video

23 Jun 2016

After boom years, vintage car market cools ahead of Zurich auction

ZURICH After years of double digit growth, the price of vintage cars has stopped soaring and they may no longer be seen as the smart choice for wealthy investors, some of whom will attend an auction of valuable autos in Zurich this weekend.

10 Jun 2016

'Quack squad' hunts snails in chemical-free South African vineyard

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa At 9.45 a.m. each day, more than 1,000 Indian Runner ducks are released for the first of two sorties at South Africa’s Vergenoegd vineyard in Stellenbosch. | Video

27 May 2016