Wine

Science fiction author Bradbury's estate auction nets nearly $500,000

- A portion of late science fiction author Ray Bradbury's estate, including George Bernard Shaw's garden spade and artworks both comedic and surreal, sold for $493,408 in California, the auctioneer said.

Beauty pageants expose dreams and dangers in modern Myanmar

YANGON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sparkling in a red, sequined dress, Htet Htet Htun spins around the stage rehearsing a traditional Burmese dance that she hopes will make her stand out from 18 other young hopefuls competing in the first Miss Myanmar World pageant this month.

26 Sep 2014

Trip Tips: Munich's Oktoberfest stems from tradition, draws millions

MUNICH - If you dislike crowds, noise or beer, this is not the time to visit Munich. Even though it is called Oktoberfest, one of the world's largest fun fairs has already started and is drawing in its usual crowd of millions.

26 Sep 2014

In Pennsylvania, heroin easier to get than wine, cheaper than beer: report

HARRISBURG Pa. - Young people in rural Pennsylvania can buy heroin more easily than a bottle of wine and getting high with the opiate can be cheaper than buying a six pack of beer, according to an investigative report released on Tuesday.

24 Sep 2014

In Pennsylvania, heroin easier to get than wine, cheaper than beer: report

HARRISBURG Pa. - Young people in rural Pennsylvania can buy heroin more easily than a bottle of wine and getting high with the opiate can be cheaper than buying a six pack of beer, according to an investigative report released on Tuesday.

23 Sep 2014

World Chefs: Two-star Maaemo shakes up Norwegian cuisine

OSLO - In an unfashionable part of Oslo, head chef Esben Holmboe Bang’s minimalist creations are stirring up food culture in a country where, a generation ago, the height of fine dining was boiled cod and potatoes. | Video

23 Sep 2014

World Chefs: Two-star Maaemo shakes up Norwegian cuisine

OSLO - In an unfashionable part of Oslo, head chef Esben Holmboe Bang’s minimalist creations are stirring up food culture in a country where, a generation ago, the height of fine dining was boiled cod and potatoes.

23 Sep 2014

Luxembourg opens art freeport to lure super-rich

LUXEMBOURG - Private banking hub Luxembourg sought to lure more wealthy investors on Wednesday by opening a high-security center designed to look like a jewel box, where collectors can store and trade valuables without paying customs or sales tax.

17 Sep 2014

Chefs take spotlight at London debut music-and-food fest

LONDON - Gourmet food proved to be the new rock ’n’roll at a weekend festival in London where 10 acclaimed chefs, three of whom hold Michelin stars, demonstrated their culinary prowess against a backdrop of live music.

Music, Life 15 Sep 2014

Dubai's latest luxury: wine that includes 24-carat gold but no alcohol

DUBAI - Dubai built the world's tallest building, put a ski slope inside a shopping mall and gave its cops a Lamborghini for a police car. Where else would you sell a $150 bottle of 'halal' non-alcoholic sparkling white wine with flecks of 24-carat edible gold leaf gleaming at the bottom?

11 Sep 2014