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Steep alcohol taxes drive Turkey's drinkers to home-brew


ANKARA Carefully testing the temperature of a bucket of fermenting beer, Onder Ceyhan pushes back the foam to add a touch of yeast to his latest batch of home-brewed drink.

Italy's white truffles feel the heat at Alba auction

ALBA, Italy It's bad news for white truffle fans. Dry weather and changing climate patterns have hit production and sent prices soaring.

13 Nov 2017

Labor of love French chateau on market for $30 million

MENARS, France A vast 18th-century chateau on the banks of France's River Loire is likely to be sold for just a fraction of the amount a Middle Eastern businessman, inspired by his passion for a long-dead royal mistress, has spent restoring it.

08 Nov 2017

New York's Jean-Georges restaurant loses 3-star Michelin status

Michelin has stripped New York restaurant Jean-Georges of its three-star rating in its 2018 guide, leaving the city with five top-rated eateries, two fewer than San Francisco which now has the most three-star establishments in the United States.

01 Nov 2017

Michelin 3-star restaurants rise to seven in San Francisco area

The number of the restaurants in the San Francisco area with Michelin's highest accolade of three stars grew to seven in the 2018 dining guide for the region that will be launched on Friday.

25 Oct 2017

European vine rules stunt Italian winemakers' ambitions

NIPOZZANO, Italy In the Italian valley where his family has made wine for 30 generations, Lamberto Frescobaldi says his growth plans are being hampered by new European Union rules.

04 Oct 2017

'Most relaxed' hot air balloons lay back over Italy's wine valley

GUALDO CATTANEO, Italy Around 30 hot air balloons took to the skies in Italy on Saturday as part of what organizers refer to as the "most relaxed" event on the international ballooning calendar. | Video

29 Jul 2017

Once tainted, Portugal's cork industry fights back

LISBON A decade ago, shares in the world's largest cork producer, Corticeira Amorim , didn't look like a great bet. | Video

09 May 2017

Israeli-born chef strikes gold with top U.S. prize

Philadelphia chef Michael Solomonov, praised for his modern Israeli cuisine, struck gold by winning the top U.S. chef prize from the James Beard Foundation on Monday.

02 May 2017

Food and Wine magazine picks most promising U.S. chefs in 2017

NEW YORK Some of the most promising U.S. chefs are serving their food in elaborate formats, suggesting multi-course tasting menus might be enjoying a revival, according to Food and Wine magazine which released its annual list of up-and-coming chefs on Monday.

03 Apr 2017