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

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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

China the promised land for South African wine makers

FRANSCHHOEK, South Africa South African tycoon Koos Bekker sells wine from his vineyard all over the world, but a small detail offers a clue as to where his priorities may lie - all the bottles are labeled in Mandarin.

25 May 2016

Wines hidden in Czech castle offer rare taste of 19th century

BECOV NAD TEPLOU, Czech Republic Proving the adage 'well worth the wait', experts enjoyed a rare taste of fine wines from the 19th century, discovered under the floorboards of a Czech castle in a treasure hunt that pitted Communist-era police against aristocrats. | Video

23 May 2016

California chef brings cannabis to fine dining

LOS ANGELES Cannabis may join the herb and spice rack in California kitchens as the most populous U.S. state prepares for the possible legalization of recreational marijuana in November. | Video

04 May 2016

At Israeli brewery, last sip of beer Jesus might have drunk

JERUSALEM A Jerusalem brewery has produced a craft beer with a taste it says dates back to the time of Jesus. A sip of the concoction may help explain why wine was the preferred sacred drink of the Bible. | Video

19 Apr 2016

World wine trade buoyed by rebound in China demand

PARIS Wine exporters toasted an upturn in Chinese wine consumption in 2015 after a two-year decline, as a growing taste there for reds helped global wine trade expand, the International Vine and Wine organisation (OIV) said on Monday.

18 Apr 2016

Rare Shakespeare First Folio found on Scottish island

ISLE OF BUTE, Scotland A nearly 400-year-old copy of a first edition of William Shakespeare's collected plays has been found in a vast aristocratic house on the Isle of Bute, off the western coast of Scotland.

07 Apr 2016

Food and Wine magazine names 2016 most promising U.S. chefs

NEW YORK Some of the most exciting up-and-coming U.S. chefs in 2016 have a distinct Asian flair in their cooking, affirming an enduring trend in the American dining scene, according to Food and Wine magazine on Monday.

04 Apr 2016

Napa Valley winemaker Peter Mondavi dead at 101

SAN FRANCISCO Peter Mondavi Sr., a pioneer of wine in California's famed Napa Valley who ran his family's Charles Krug Winery, has died, the winery said. He was 101.

22 Feb 2016

Rich Chinese splurge on sportswear as luxury's luster dims

HONG KONG GPS sport watches, compression leggings and hydration packs are the new must-haves for wealthy Chinese, pumping up the multi-billion dollar sportswear industry at a time when China's elite are reining in spending on more traditional luxury brands. | Video

18 Feb 2016